Guide to the Sixth Form

Guide to the Sixth Form

The Commonwealth and International Library: Pergamon Educational Guides

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Author: D. P. M. Michael
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160900

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Guide to the Sixth Form is a book that addresses the educational needs of sixth formers. The book starts by introducing the influence of sixth formers and their role as schoolmasters, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals in British society. The author traces the establishment and growth of the sixth form or stage of education. The author points out the usual academic path taken by the sixth form, by passing tests conducted at O-level, and then proceeding onto the university level. Since other sixth formers are shown as not desiring to go onto the university level, the author asks whether the notion of a sixth form is still worth continuing in a changing modern British society. The Crowther Report is then cited as a way to understand this dilemma. The necessity for a university education and entry to other institutions of higher education is also analyzed as a sort of academic extensions of the sixth form. The degree of government assistance rendered to different students is noted, with focus on the state of financial dependence or independence for the sixth form student. The text can be of interest for a great majority of parents, school administrators, and government education officials.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter 1. Sixth Formers Today

    Chapter 2. The Growth of the Sixth Form

    Chapter 3. The Academic Sixth

    Chapter 4. The Less Academic Sixth Former

    Chapter 5. University Entry

    Chapter 6. Entry to other Institutions of Higher Education

    Chapter 7. Beyond the Sixth

    Chapter 8. Dependence and Interdependence

    Chapter 9. Study and Examinations

    Chapter 10. General Education

    Appendix I. Reading List

    Appendix II. Bibliography of Books relating to the Sixth Form

    Appendix III. Proposals for Curricular Reform


Product details

  • No. of pages: 122
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160900

About the Author

D. P. M. Michael

About the Editors

I. R. Maxwell

F. H. Pedley

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