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sixth form

n
(Education) (in England and Wales) the most senior class in a secondary school to which pupils, usually above the legal leaving age, may proceed to take A levels, retake GCSEs, etc
ˈsixth-ˌformer n
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sixth form

nultimo biennio delle superiori
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The sixth form consisted of four studious young ladies, whose goal in life for the present was an examination by one of the Universities, or, as the college phrase was, "the Cambridge Local." None of them responded.
Did any of the sixth form young ladies wish to accompany her?
"Miss Wilson said the sixth form, Miss Wylie," said Miss Ward, who had entered also.
The master mounted into the high desk by the door, and one of the prepostors of the week stood by him on the steps, the other three marching up and down the middle of the school with their canes, calling out, "Silence, silence!" The sixth form stood close by the door on the left, some thirty in number, mostly great big grown men, as Tom thought, surveying them from a distance with awe; the fifth form behind them, twice their number, and not quite so big.
Then the prepostor who stands by the master calls out the names, beginning with the sixth form; and as he calls each boy answers "here" to his name, and walks out.
The Sixth Form room was in a part of the old abbey which had been restored, and it had a gothic window: Philip tried to cheat his boredom by drawing this over and over again; and sometimes out of his head he drew the great tower of the Cathedral or the gateway that led into the precincts.
The big house with the old family furniture; the rather dirty, far from stylish, but respectful footmen, unmistakably old house serfs who had stuck to their master; the stout, good-natured wife in a cap with lace and a Turkish shawl, petting her pretty grandchild, her daughter's daughter; the young son, a sixth form high school boy, coming home from school, and greeting his father, kissing his big hand; the genuine, cordial words and gestures of the old man--all this had the day before roused an instinctive feeling of respect and sympathy in Levin.
Across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related subjects, Newcastle Sixth Form College achieved some fantastic results, with 83.3% of Physics A level students achieving A* - B grades.
THIS year's A level results represented the best ever performance by Newcastle Sixth Form College.
SIXTH form provision looks likely to face a massive shake-up in Powys amid revelations that more than 250 students travel across the border into Shropshire to study.
WMG Academy Coventry's sixth form has been ranked number one in Coventry, according to official school performance tables.