I'm going to college in September, so I might seem biased. ;D
I've met some amazing friends at school, and they all seem shocked that I am going to a college where I know nobody. But, it just looks so much better for me. Obviously, it would be easier to go to sixth form seen as I know all the teachers there, but I prefer the ones I met at college. There are a lot of teachers at college who are doctors of their subjects, and none of the teachers teach GCSE, so they're more committed to their A-level classes and the curriculum. People keep telling me that I won't get as much help at college which I am actually happy with. I'm sick of teachers telling me what to do at school, in terms of revision and so on, the teachers at college understand that we aren't kids any more and if you choose not to do work, then you choose to fail and obviously aren't committed enough to your education.
People keep telling me they didn't want to go to college because they didn't want to learn a new place and meet new people - I seriously don't know how long they thought it would take to learn a few classrooms. You can't spend your whole life in school and everyone has to leave at some point, and then they'll have to learn a new place and meet new people. The college I am going to is twice as big as the school I went to, and I am already starting to find my way around have two days and I am terrible with stuff like that. ;D
The people I met at college were so down to earth, and different to the people I met at school and there is more diversity seen as the college caters for more schools than the sixth form. It's unbelievable how much more freedom we were given on our college induction days, and that's something I like.
I think it depends on the sixth form and the college though, I'm sure it differs from area to area. I think it just depends on what you feel comfortable doing, you can always change your mind. :-)
Last edited by Deziah; 03-08-2012 at 12:51.