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The divide between Sixth Forms and Further Education (FE) colleges watch

    • Thread Starter

    I've recently discovered a divide between Sixth Forms and FE colleges that I did not know existed. I simply thought a Sixth Form was attached a school and an FE college was a separate educational establishment. However, I'm discovering on TSR that some people look down upon FE colleges? I went to an FE college and so it amazed me to discover this attitude that some people have toward FE colleges; I thought Sixth Forms and FE colleges were largely the same and the only difference was that one was part of a school and the other wasn't..

    I guess my question is, why is there this divide and does going to an FE college affect your opportunities?
    • Community Assistant

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    TSR also thinks Further Maths is the hardest course in the entire world, and that A-level Economics is not well considered by universities (despite being offered by e.g. nearly every applicant to Cambridge Economics).

    I would put very little stock into the collective opinions of this site, most of the users are...young, and are not at the stage where they can critically reflect upon the usefulness of a given course or style of education retrospectively. Or use Google, for that matter...

    Maybe they feel like FE colleges are freer than sixth forms because you aren't part of a school as such, and therefore less academic and looked down upon by certain people on TSR.
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