The College of West Anglia

What’s the difference between college and sixth form?

Deciding what to do after you have finished your GCSEs is a hard decision. Studying at sixth form might seem like the easiest choice, or the route you’re being advised to take – however, studying at college could be the best decision you ever make!

We treat you like an adult
We treat you like an adult
Treating you like an adult helps make you more independent and responsible.
You can wear your own clothes
You can wear your own clothes
You can express your individuality, wearing your own clothes. Some students even wear the work outfit they would wear in employment.
You will make new friends
You will make new friends
As well as the new students in your class, you will meet those studying other courses. Our social spaces allow you to get to know each other.
We have industry trained staff
We have industry-trained staff
Our tutors are industry-trained and pass on their real-world experience to you. Instead of ‘sir’ and ‘miss’ you call your tutors by their first name.
Gain more than just qualifications
Gain more than just qualifications
Our study programmes offer more than just a qualification. We enrich our courses to make you work-ready – find out more about iCWA here.
Learn in specialist facilities
Learn in specialist facilities
We invest in our facilities and buildings to ensure you learn in an industry-standard environment.