Sixth form colleges provide high-quality academic education to 16 to 18-year-olds enabling them to progress to university or higher level vocational education.
There are 90 sixth form colleges across England which offer an extensive range of academic, technical and professional courses.
- 162,000 16 to 18-year-olds enrolled at a sixth form college in 2014/15
- 88% of sixth form colleges were rated good or outstanding by Ofsted at their latest inspection
- 67% of sixth form college students progress to higher education (higher than further education colleges, academy and school sixth forms)
- 19% of sixth form college students progress to the most selective universities
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