plus if the kids want to be late, miss school then more fool them its thee responsibility at 17/18 to turn up to school to learn for their A2's...
You realise that these are kids you're talking about, yes? Kids that like to go out and have fun - go to parties and such? Especially considering their friends may not be doing sixth form.
Perhaps the 'be responsible for your own education and go to school' might have worked at one point but I don't think it does anymore. I'd be surprised if most kids that go to sixth form don't just do so because they have no idea what they want to do with their life and their friends are doing sixth form.
Missing a few days of sixth form is not majorly important to people like this. Nor should it be, if they are responsible enough to go to sixth form they should be responsible for their actions if they decide they want a break from school for a few days.
Food for thought.
my daughter is 17 and is in her last year of 6th form and works damn hard for her results all through the year and it paid off with AS results being A's
but she also needs her A2's to be high to get the uni course she wants..
her words to me when i congratulated on her high results where ' you get out of it what you put into it'
thats also why she was in top 10 with her GCSE results last year.
she knows for the course she wants at uni she has to get top marks and won't get that by taking time off school
they have quite a lot of free periods in a day too..
and no she doesn't feel like she is missing anything as she has said to me she wants a career, not a job..
and hopefully with hard work, dedication , plus time out with friends she will reach her goal..
just like her older brothers have...
so i think that the kids need to take responsibility as in uni its all down to them, no one chasing them for deadlines..they have to do that and get things in on time...