Learning Full-Time – Further Education
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Many young people choose to remain in full time education after Year 11 either in a Sixth Form at school or at a college. Sixth Forms tend to be smaller and offer an experience fairly similar to school. Colleges are larger and often offer a wider range of courses that aren’t available in schools. They tend to be more informal but will expect you to manage your own time and work effectively.
Often which you choose will depend on the subjects you want to study, qualifications you need for the future or job you are interested in pursuing as well as your own learning style and preferences. It is important to look at different schools and colleges and talk to the people there to find out which would best suit you. All colleges and sixth forms hold open days but you can also ask to visit during a normal day to find out more.
College open days are a really helpful way for you to find out how different colleges work and get an idea of what it will be like to be a college student. They are an opportunity to see the campus and get information that will help you make a decision on what to do next.