Definition of sixth form noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


sixth form

BrE BrE//ˈsɪksθ fɔːm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪksθ fɔːrm//
[usually singular] (British English) Types of school
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the two final years at school for students between the ages of 16 and 18 who are preparing to take A levels (= advanced level exams) Sue is in the sixth form now. See related entries: Types of school Culture The sixth form is often divided into the upper sixth (year 13) and lower sixth (year 12). Some students leave their secondary schools after taking the GCSE examination and go to a sixth-form college, a separate school where students study for A level.

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