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    What are some of the main differences ? Why do more people want to go to sixth form?
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    (Original post by Bexxi44)
    What are some of the main differences ? Why do more people want to go to sixth form?
    I think (I might be completely wrong here) that sixth forms are attached to high schools where as a college is a stand alone institution
    People tend to go to the sixth form attached to their highschool since they know the majority of the people going and its alot easier to just go there
    I didnt go to my schools sixthform (it was technically our sixth form along with some other highschools abit odd) because i had no desire to spend 2 more years with people from my highschool, it was awkward to get to, and i liked a college that had its own college bus go by about a 15 minute walk from my house
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    It may not apply everywhere, but it seems you have a lot more freedom and independence at college. You have to be independent and self motivated because if you dont do the work no one will chase you up on it and you arent going to get much help from teachers
    you will meet lots more new people

    whereas at sixth form you will know the teachers better and they will make you do the work and are generally stricter
    You will have to share the school with annoying kids everywhere
    More support from teachers when writing Uni applications ect
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    (Original post by Bexxi44)
    What are some of the main differences ? Why do more people want to go to sixth form?
    Difference is with a college, they tend to do a range of courses that over 18s are aloud to do. So you'd be studying around adults too possibly. A sixth form (typically attached to a secondary school- although I went to a sixth form stand alone) is just for 16-18 year olds taking A-Levels and IB.

    Also college students are given a lot more independence than sixth form students. Sixth form students are still essentially treated like secondary students in terms of doing work, attendance etc, but you have the perks of being treated maturely
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    If it makes it more confusing, my sixth form college calls itself a sixth form college
 
 
 
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