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    (Original post by s.mo)
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    The first thing you can do is have your head up high, showing your face makes you look more welcome and people are more likely to like you and want to talk to you. I know it's hard, I'm one to talk, I am so shy, I spent most of Year 11 science at the back of the classroom barely talking to anyone but the first step is to look approachable and like you are happy to talk
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    (Original post by s.mo)
    I go to a new sixth form and ive et a few people and made friends with some of the other new people but i feel like at times when i could be talking to people i just sit there quietly does anyone have any advice?????????
    btw its a new sixth form, not where my old high school was
    This might sound like really weird advice but go into every conversation as if it's the only conversation with this person you're ever going to have. I'm naturally rather shy and have a tendency to overthink what I say and how people perceive me but this really helps. It stops me from over analyzing situations and being a little bit more natural.

    Other than that maybe try to just find something you like about someone and compliment them on it. Nine times out of ten saying you like someones shoes or something starts a conversation and it's really easy.

    The whole be yourself thing doesn't seem helpful but it's true sadly
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    (Original post by s.mo)
    I go to a new sixth form and ive et a few people and made friends with some of the other new people but i feel like at times when i could be talking to people i just sit there quietly does anyone have any advice?????????
    btw its a new sixth form, not where my old high school was
    You don't need to constantly be talking to people to make friends! It's only been a few days - I am sure that you will be able to make friends soon enough. Right now, everyone will be their 'overly-friendly' persona. It will take some time for you to realise who you get on with, who you can relate to etc.

    When I was in Sixth Form, all of my closest friends were externals. The only friends from Sixth Form who I'm still in contact with too are the externals.
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    Also - don't worry about being shy, there is nothing wrong with it at all. I used to be very shy myself and it's nothing to worry about. :nah:
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    Just because I like complaining, my day tomorrow is double Computing, double Core Maths and double Extension (which is apparently Olympiad type prep).

    And we have a trip next week which is during 2 of my 4 frees

    But I'm having fun so far and I've made friends and it all seems so awesome. (Especially my Fridays: triple maths and then double pe )
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    First day of school today ahhh!! Got Maths and Comp Sci... eek.

    Good luck everybody, hope everyone has a good day at school today.
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    I have three free periods tomorrow and currently very little homework, so that will be fun (very boring)
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    (Original post by Lelanor)
    I have three free periods tomorrow and currently very little homework, so that will be fun (very boring)
    Don't you get to go home?
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    (Original post by Arfaa)
    Don't you get to go home?
    I know a few colleges (like mine) don't allow you to.
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    (Original post by XLittleSparrowX)
    Oh wow, how coincidental, I go in Wednesday for an Induction and to meet my teachers
    Hey how did it go? I chose my A levels today- german, English language, maths, geography and EPQ!
    Unfortunately I missed the induction day as I was on holiday
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    2 days in and I can already say that economics is my favourite subject and history will undoubtedly be the death of me )
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    This looks interesting, might as well join in!

    Hi Peeps,
    My name's Michelle, 16 years old, just started yr12 like the rest of you I'm sure.
    Not many hobbies, but: reading, socialising (if it counts), going to the gym and art&photo manipulation )

    I'm taking: -Economics -Geography -English Lit.

    Considered doing an AS or the EPQ, but I've heard some Uni's don't even regard it so much, so I suppose it's better to concentrate and spend more time on the subjects I've picked instead to get a better grade.

    ..I'm also here for advice to be honest.. I really REALLY enjoy art and photo manipulation to the point I got an A* in my Art GCSE Final Result, and kind of wanted to take it for A-Levels, but took English instead because it's valued more and I suppose it gives me more uni (and career) course choices in future.. and my mum pretty much disregarded even the idea of doing art.

    Any opinions on this? (I got an A in english lit, which surprised me very much- as I was only expecting a B).
    Did I make the right decision in doing English Lit. rather than Fine Art?
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    hey is there a thread for the EPQ? I have some questions about my topic idea but I'm not sure where to ask!
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    I have my first lesson tomorrow which is biology and then I get to go home at 12:30 yay
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    (Original post by unrealistic)
    Little bit nervous because I don't really know anyone going there but really excited to start studying again. It's been so boring over the summer, I just want to get back to work
    Aww youll be fine and ikr even if theres so much 😂


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    Had my induction today, had a great time. Met new people and made some friends. Start Monday at half nine and finish half two timetable is nice and free at some points

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    I'm a bit conflicted. I just had my first day which was fine, if a little dull. But it turns out we have to do statistics for maths. Which is fine but the teacher is adamant that if we want to do mechanics we have to do further maths because none of the class want to learn it. He seems very supportive about it but seeing as I've already got a full time table I really can't pick up an extra AS.

    So what he's suggested is that I self teach Further Maths outside of class and he'll give me some assisted learning and help outside of class. Further maths is great especially considering I want to do physics at uni and he's been really generous about it. I'm just worried about picking up an extra AS considering I'm sort of already doing five. I've talked about doing just mechanics but the college seem reluctant and this really seems the best way to do it.

    I don't know just ugh... It just wasn't something that I'd considered before until today and I'm just feeling really conflicted about it all.
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    (Original post by karmacrunch)
    How are you??
    It's all a bit mad, I love my new school and I've made great friends there but the work has already sort of overwhelmed me. I started work yesterday and I already have 3 essays due in on Friday. But it's all good because I'm keeping on top of things and reading ahead.

    How are you
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    (Original post by unrealistic)
    I'm a bit conflicted. I just had my first day which was fine, if a little dull. But it turns out we have to do statistics for maths. Which is fine but the teacher is adamant that if we want to do mechanics we have to do further maths because none of the class want to learn it. He seems very supportive about it but seeing as I've already got a full time table I really can't pick up an extra AS.

    So what he's suggested is that I self teach Further Maths outside of class and he'll give me some assisted learning and help outside of class. Further maths is great especially considering I want to do physics at uni and he's been really generous about it. I'm just worried about picking up an extra AS considering I'm sort of already doing five. I've talked about doing just mechanics but the college seem reluctant and this really seems the best way to do it.

    I don't know just ugh... It just wasn't something that I'd considered before until today and I'm just feeling really conflicted about it all.
    I feel you. I will be doing FM and my school insists that students have to do statistics modules which is pretty frustrating. Will try to persuade my teacher to offer mechanics but I will self study most of if, and I wish you well. Just a tip, before you begin M1-2, brush over vectors. Not just GCSE vectors but how to resolve vectors, and polish up on your sine and cosine rule as there will be tons of them in questions.

    Don't fret. I think quite a few of us here are okay at Maths so we can help you and there are tons of other people on TSR that can help you as well.

    Good luck.

    ~Thirsty
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    (Original post by Enigmatically)
    I feel you. I will be doing FM and my school insists that students have to do statistics modules which is pretty frustrating. Will try to persuade my teacher to offer mechanics but I will self study most of if, and I wish you well. Just a tip, before you begin M1-2, brush over vectors. Not just GCSE vectors but how to resolve vectors, and polish up on your sine and cosine rule as there will be tons of them in questions.

    Don't fret. I think quite a few of us here are okay at Maths so we can help you and there are tons of other people on TSR that can help you as well.

    Good luck.

    ~Thirsty
    Cheers. It's just been really frustrating in that area but I think I'm getting more okay with the idea of it. Just really wasn't what I was expecting.

    And thanks, I definitely will brush up on vectors.
 
 
 
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