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    This helped me out tbh but could you tell me how different A levels? Like what things would you tell your past self if you could about A levels and sixth form college.

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    Sorry hats the difference between a sixth form and a college I've always thought they were the same thing
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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    I want to do Psychology, Bio, Chem and English Lit. What should I go for?
    That depends entirely on what you wish to gain from your A-Level experience. I would say Sixth Form generally but there's no reason not to go to a college if you are seeking a different style of education.
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    If you want to do law look at which one has better grades and go there. You need good grades for law. You might miss out on a bigger community and more social stuff at college but you can do that at uni...
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    6th form college not 2ndary but then there's qualifications you have to meet and availability of courses at colleges so...dunno. Whatever you want, it's your life, don't ask us.
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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    This helped me out tbh but could you tell me how different A levels? Like what things would you tell your past self if you could about A levels and sixth form college.

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    I'm not sure if you're asking me but I'll answer the question anyway.

    Things I would tell my past self:

    - why oh why did I not listen to my teachers when they repeated how hard A-Levels are compared to GCSEs - I was a straight A* student and I put little to no effort in to get those grades and now I'm getting Ds after putting way more effort in ugh

    - I was also pretty indecisive about which sixth form college to attend as I couldn't decide between 2 but the main deciding factors was the transport and also how I felt about the environment on the New Student Day

    I'm afraid I can't possibly tell you how hard A-Levels are compared to GCSES - everyone is told the same thing but it's only when they actually start the work themselves they realise how hard it is - but I beg you, if you're getting B's in sciences but a*s and A's in everything else, DO NOT DO SCIENCE, you will most likely fail although there will be others who say they got Bs at GCSE'S and A*s at A-Level - it just varies.

    Also, if you want to do law, history is a very good A-Level to take (at least that's what the history teacher said)

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    Thanks this helped. Lmao now I'm thinking about science or law.

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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    I want to do Psychology, Bio, Chem and English Lit. What should I go for?
    It's easy to just stay at sixth form because it's the easy thing to do, but often college has lots more resources and is a new experience. Depends on you really
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    (Original post by nomophobia)
    I'm not sure if you're asking me but I'll answer the question anyway.

    Things I would tell my past self:

    - why oh why did I not listen to my teachers when they repeated how hard A-Levels are compared to GCSEs - I was a straight A* student and I put little to no effort in to get those grades and now I'm getting Ds after putting way more effort in ugh

    - I was also pretty indecisive about which sixth form college to attend as I couldn't decide between 2 but the main deciding factors was the transport and also how I felt about the environment on the New Student Day

    I'm afraid I can't possibly tell you how hard A-Levels are compared to GCSES - everyone is told the same thing but it's only when they actually start the work themselves they realise how hard it is - but I beg you, if you're getting B's in sciences but a*s and A's in everything else, DO NOT DO SCIENCE, you will most likely fail although there will be others who say they got Bs at GCSE'S and A*s at A-Level - it just varies.

    Also, if you want to do law, history is a very good A-Level to take (at least that's what the history teacher said)

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    What a levels do you do?
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    (Original post by Rajive)
    What a levels do you do?
    Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History.

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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    I am Muslim and that is my God Thank you so much, I am but people are telling me that Bio and Chem is hard and I'm getting B's rn, I'm yr 10. Plus, Science is my only B, the rest are A's and A*'s seems like such an obvious sign that I should do science so my other side would be to do History, Psychology, English Lit and Politics. People say I should be a lawyer BUT I NEED HELP MAN
    If you're year 10, why are you planning your A level choices now? Don't give yourself unnecessary stress, enjoy the easy life while you have it because A levels will ruin you.


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    (Original post by Sacred Ground)
    If you're year 10, why are you planning your A level choices now? Don't give yourself unnecessary stress, enjoy the easy life while you have it because A levels will ruin you.


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    Well, my dad has told me to choose a profession I want to do so therefore I need to think about A-levels bc I need to see what universities want what.
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    Educatin wise, The question is how much freedom do you think you should have and how much independent studies would you do.

    be honest, six form offer more help, since its like secondary school plus (though some are just like collage, i went to one that was pretty much a collage really and knew many six forms that were like collages, some have no major differences), six form offer revision session and your teacher care more about you and offer more unasked for help, though sometimes they force you to do stuff you might not want. colleges you turn up to lesson, if you want, if you don't they most likely wont call home or care. You do your work in class, and carry the work on at home. your more likely to have frees, and be let out of school longer. you have a lot more freedom in colleges, to some six-forms )though my sixform has more freedom than most colleges). colleges let you do thing in your own time more, offer help when asked, and let you have freedom over what and when you want to do things. six forms are for strict and offer less freedom. colleges may sound great due to the freedom, but with this new earnt freedom youll most likely abuse it. You probably won't learn in your free's , no one does !, you'll bunk more and won't do homework and take education less seriously . If your a lazy kind of person, or a person not interested in education really. If you want the best education and have next to no self control six form is the way to go , colleges is the way to go if you REALLY work outside of school.

    Socialising wise, most six forms and colleges, meet up and socialize. colleges have more people your own age, but that doesnt matter, since you have free's and timetables at different times.You'll most likely wont know 50% of the people in your college, if your lucky.

    All that being said, there honestly ain't a massive difference. They might as well call all of them six form or colleges.colleges just have more people your own age, which means nothing when you wont see 90% of them. It really doesnt matter which you go into, though i really recommend staying in your schools six form ,if it has one. making new friends and getting new teacher to like you is a worthless hassle.( though i really enjoyed moving ot a new six-form, but i wouldnt have missed anything if i had stayed in my secondary schools one)

    and at year 10, you know nothing really, and rightly so. why are you worrying about A-level.(when i was doign A-level, i had no idea how it worked ) Also dont do Chem if you dont really enjoy sciences, its pretty hard, and useless if you wont want to go into sciences. Bio is an easy scienes, they alwasy **** you over in the exams, english lit is a pretty hard humanities as well. really recommend,and i cant stress this as a person who didnt do this, please pick subject you like or will enjoy. so you put the effort into it, instead of it being a choir, youll be interested and willing to learn it. Lastly DONT DO MATHS!


    enjoy year 10 and 11, and get ready for the soul destroyer of A-level when it comes, not beforehand.
 
 
 
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