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sixth form

(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
sixth-former, noun
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  • The tables were laid for six, each headed by a sixth-form girl.

    Judy of York Hill Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
  • “You can do that better than I can,” said the sixth-form boy, laughing.

    Follow My leader Talbot Baines Reed
  • If his own sixth-form boys do not laugh at him, need the Church feel aggrieved at what he has written?

  • He regarded me as a sixth-form boy might regard a fourth-form boy.

    The Ghost Arnold Bennett
  • 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
  • Father and mother might weary of eternal cricket and sixth-form reminiscences, and impatiently suggest bed or a book.

    A Question of Marriage Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • 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
  • The sixth-form boys had not yet appeared; so, to fill up the gap, an interesting and time-honoured ceremony was gone through.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes
  • He found that he was on the sixth-form table, had been given the study for which he had applied, and was in the right dormitory.

    The Lonely Unicorn Alec Waugh
  • What would have been the result is doubtful, for at this moment the sixth-form boy came in, and not another word could be said.

    Tom Brown's School Days Thomas Hughes

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