The public may not be aware that whilst the Government talks about ring fencing "education" from cuts, what it really means is schools - and not sixth form colleges. Hampshire is a county with a strong Sixth form college profile - as a governor of one of the best in the country I have a vested interest, but A level pupils will arguably be worse off than those at sixth form colleges (from a funding perspective) than those in sixth forms in schools. Are parents aware of this?