1. Yes, we have 6th form Parents' evenings, I would expect it to be the same in the majority of schools. 2. Depends on the area and the authority. In Hull we have 2 sixth form colleges which take students from most schools in the area. There are a couple of schools which have 6th forms. I teach in the East Riding where all schools have their own 6th forms. Some work together with other schools to make a viable experience for their students and there are local colleges who also take some of the students. As to what a sixth form is, we have 3 Key stages in secondary. KS3 is (generally) years 7,8&9. KS4 is years 10 & 11 and at 16 years old is the end of compulsory education. KS5, sixth form, is years 12 & 13 and is when we teach 'A' levels along with GCSE re-sits and other courses which have been chosen by the students. Generally they leave after year 13 at the age of 18. Hope that makes sense and is some use.