About Sixth Form Colleges

The first Sixth Form College opened in Luton in 1966, and today there are 90 designated Sixth Form Colleges across England, with a total of 162, 541 students. Sixth Form Colleges are experts in 16-19 education. Their pedagogy and pastoral care is specialised for the 16-19 age group, and colleges act as a vital stepping stone between the worlds of compulsory education, and higher education and employment. Sixth Form Colleges are Level 3 specialists. Around 90% of provision in Sixth Form Colleges is at Level 3, and the sector is responsible for over 20% of the A-levels sat in England each year. 

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