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The Independent Schools Guide 2012-2013, 18th Edition by Gabbitas

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The sixth form and beyond – parents’ guide

Pupils studying for GCSEs, IGCSEs or the equivalent, like most 15 and 16-year-olds, are probably still some way from decisions about higher education and careers. At this stage there is, of course, plenty of room for the development and discussion of ideas and interests. To reach the right decisions, it is important to have an open mind about all of the options and to begin preliminary planning well in advance. This section introduces some of the most important considerations.

Making the right choices for future plans

Choosing the right sixth form course is becoming increasingly important as the options at 18 become more complex. Pupils who have given some thought to their future plans and to their ...

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