sixth form

  1. (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

Derived forms of sixth form

  • sixth-former, noun

Words Nearby sixth form

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How to use sixth form in a sentence

  • Although it was a school of 250 boys, the sixth-form, with all their privileges, had no prerogative of authority.

    Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
  • The two sixth-form boys hoped to pass by unobserved, as they did not wish for a rencontre with our hero under such circumstances.

    Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
  • I may do it now, because I see that none but the sixth-form are present, and because I may not have another early opportunity.

    St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
  • The front bench, consisting chiefly of Sixth-form fellows, obeyed the invitation, and deposited their papers in the receptacle.

    Follow My leader | Talbot Baines Reed
  • Listen again to one Montagu, a sixth-form boy who has caught a gang of dormitory roysterers preparing an apple-pie bed for him.