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Sixth Forms

The term ‘Sixth Form’ describes the school years numbered 12 and 13. Wiltshire has 21 schools with sixth forms which are able to provide education for 16-18 year olds in years 12 and 13. The provision offered will depend on the Sixth Form.

University Technical Colleges (UTCs)

UTCs are technical academies for 14- to 19-year-olds. They have university and employer sponsors and combine practical and academic studies. UTCs specialise in subjects that need modern, technical, industry-standard equipment – such as engineering and construction and science – which are taught alongside business skills and the use of ICT.

Free schools

Free schools are all-ability state-funded schools set up in response to what local people say they want and need in order to improve education for children in their community.

Colleges of FE

Wiltshire has 1 college of further and higher education offering a huge range of courses covering all levels of qualification and is located on 4 campuses across the county:

Swindon has 2 colleges of FE:

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