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Sixth Form Matters: Landmark new publication released

Sixth Form Matters: Landmark new publication released

At a time when the government’s 16-19 policies are focussed on technical education and the skills agenda, it is important to draw attention to the pathway chosen by the majority of young people at the age of 16: sixth form education. Furthermore, with every sixth form college judged good or outstanding by Ofsted, with a growing number of colleges playing an important role in system leadership, and with colleges increasing their capacity to accommodate growing student populations, it is timely to recognise and celebrate what an excellent sixth form education looks like and to consider the issues of today and tomorrow. 

The Sixth Form Colleges Association is pleased to announce the publication of a new collection of case studies and thought leadership pieces from experts around the world: Sixth Form Matters. This new book, featuring contributors, including Dylan Wiliam and Andreas Schleicher, from the United States to New Zealand, reminds us why sixth form education is so important, what a wonderful experience it is for three quarters of a million young people every year - and that change is the only constant. 

The launch of this seminal work took place yesterday, the 15th of May 2023, at the House of Commons. For those who missed it, the book is now online here.

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