6th form

G School claimed that it had a 100% staying on rate into its 6th form, to give the impression that it had inspired all its students to take on board the benefits of lifelong learning. It was not lying about the statistic, but staying on for some young people certainly benefited the school more than it did the students. The 6th form was good at maintaining high academic standards, and had stringent entry requirements for all students who wanted to take ‘A’ Levels. However, because it wanted 100% uptake, it had practically no entry requirements for vocational courses. Many vocational students were on inappropriate courses and would have fared much better at a Further Education college.


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