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Hi guys, I'm going to either a college called St David's college or a sixth form called Cardiff High school sixth form-I don't what's better a sixth form or a college.
I want the highest possible grade I could get and the most attention!
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(Original post by zimzim40)
Hi guys, I'm going to either a college called St David's college or a sixth form called Cardiff High school sixth form-I don't what's better a sixth form or a college.
I want the highest possible grade I could get and the most attention!

Same boat tbh but Sixth-Forms are usually smaller but then the little year7's etc are running around haha
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Colleges are independent while sixth forms are attached to a secondary school in my opinion I think sixth forms are better because it's earlier to adjust we'll for me it was while colleges are more for independent people I think I get less help from them than u do in sixth forms I'm writing from personal experience


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I have just started Year 13 and go to a sixth form college. I think colleges are better than high school sixth forms (though I am obviously biased) because:

- All the staff members are accustomed to speaking to 16-19 year-olds, not 11-19 year-olds, so you will be treated your age.

- There are no younger kids around to wind you up.

- The library is used for doing actual work, rather than as a place for year 8s to be noisy at lunchtime, as with my previous high school.

- At my college, the buildings for each subject have a more 'specialist' feel to them, e.g. the chemisty/biology labs, and the theatre for drama students, rather than multi-purpose classrooms (obviously varies between colleges).

- The staff are PROBABLY better at giving advice for UCAS applications.

- There will be more social space without younger kids, as opposed to just the Sixth Form common room at a high school.

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How is the sixth form set out within the school?

Personally, my sixth form is a seperate building to the main secondary school (although GCSE students occasionally have lessons in sixth form, and we can have lessons in the secondary school), and another sixth form I looked at had a similar set up. So you don't get the "little kids running around your feet" issue that previous people have mentioned.
Also with sixth forms, the school can hire teachers who can teach lesser-taken subjects as well as secondary school subjects, so you get a wider variety of subjects.
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