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School Sixth form

Sixth Form – 16 – 19 year olds

Some schools will have their own sixth form offer. Your school can tell you what subjects they are offering for sixth form learning. Qualifications are usually offered at level 3 such as A levels, T levels and BTec certificates and awards.

For a list of links to local sixth form provision within Wolverhampton, please visit Workbox.

Specialist School Sixth Form – 16 – 19 year olds

Specialist school sixth forms offer programmes of learning from Entry Level up to Level 2. They usually focus on functional skills and vocational subjects and include support with life skills and preparation for work. Remaining in specialist sixth form ensures you continue to receive the same level of support you have had in school.


Tips for applying to colleges

  • Call the college(s) you’re interested in
  • Ask for a prospectus or college course guide.
  • Look at their website.
  • Is there an open day when you could visit?
  • See facilities on offer and ask any questions you may have.
  • Make an application as soon as possible. This is because places on some courses are limited.
  • Some people apply to more than one college and make up their mind at a later stage.
  • Keep in touch with the Careers Adviser who can advise you on which course(s) and college(s) may be suitable.

What do they offer for young people with additional needs?

Colleges offer a wide range of courses including some that are specially designed for people with moderate and severe learning difficulties.

Every college has a Learning Support Department and a Learning Support Co-ordinator.

If you have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) then apart of the Preparing for Adulthood will include contact being made with the co-ordinator. They can explain more about courses and discuss learning support needs.

Please click the view all links tab on this page to find out more information about Colleges and Sixth Form providers.

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