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Options other than sixth form

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microsnake Tue 15-Nov-16 07:44:24

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TeenAndTween Tue 15-Nov-16 08:50:17

When you say 'won't qualify' do you mean because of harder English and Maths? I would have thought that the same proportion would be going on to A levels next year as this?

Anyway options are broadly
- A levels
- BTEC (Level3, or Level 2)
- Apprenticeships

Round here the colleges seem to expand to fit the number of students available (schools don't have their own 6th forms)

noblegiraffe Tue 15-Nov-16 12:29:52

The school sixth form can't afford fewer bums on seats so if it turns out too many people fail to get in there might well be some back-pedalling on entry requirements.

catslife Tue 15-Nov-16 16:05:46

Some sixth forms (either school or sixth form college) allow Y12s to take A levels (or level 3 courses) alongside either an English or Maths resit.
If they do not reach the required standard (grade C equivalent) in both subjects then they will need to take a level 2 course alongside their retakes.
There are also entry level and level 1 courses for students who don't meet the standards for level 2.
Many courses at FE colleges may be timetabled so that students do not have to be at college every day. So a full-time programme may be spread over 3 days at college.
Apprenticeships may only require students to be in college one or two days, the rest of the time is spent on placement. Some types of apprenticeship involve being with the employer full-time.
Finally 16 year olds can still go directly into employment i.e. get a job.

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