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If your school has a sixth form you may be thinking of staying on to study for AS or A Level qualifications or continue with a Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
One obvious benefit to this will be that you are in a familiar place with pupils and teachers who you already know.
Even though you will be in the same place, there are differences in what will be expected of you:
- You will be expected to take more responsibility for yourself and set an example to younger pupils
- You will usually continue to wear school uniform, but this may be different to that worn by the rest of the school
- Sixth forms offer a range of AS and A Level courses in subjects like History, French, Chemistry etc
- Some sixth forms also offer work-related subjects like Business Studies, Leisure and Tourism or Health and Social Care
- Some schools also offer intermediate level courses and most also allow pupils to re-take GCSEs
- Some schools have arrangements with other local schools or colleges so they are able to offer you a wider choice of course
If you would like to study in the sixth form talk to your teachers or a Careers Adviser about the subjects you are thinking of taking and attend if your school holds a sixth form open evening.
If would like to study in the sixth form but your school doesn't have one, you could transfer to another school if its within travelling distance.