did you have a happy sixth form experience?

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    I certainly did.
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    Not at all. I was so, so depressed, had social anxiety and self harmed. I pushed all my friends away and had crap relationships with my parents and sister too. Every day was a struggle.
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    It was good year 12, year 13 I lost all my friends barring 2 but still it was alright
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    Yes and no.

    Yes because I got my grades.
    No because I lost my social life and stopped doing things I loved.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    I really wanted to go to college but my friends stayed at the schools sixth form. I don't know if I regret staying in my bubble just yet.

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    I did the same thing. I stayed there for my friends + it was the easiest option coz i went there for secondary school so i automatically had a seat in sixth form. Anyway a couple of my friends failed first year like i did and we all ended up making the decision to go to a proper college. Funnily enough we made that decision separately and still found ourselves applying to the same college.

    But my point is, from A-levels onwards you cant follow your friends. You've all got different paths to success and if you do follow your mates instead of doing what you really wanna do, then you're not likely to be happy in the position you're in. Obviously I'm not saying to completely ditch ur mates. Keep close contact with them but leave your nest if its better for you. But hey, you made the choice to go sixth form so just keep your head up and study like hell! Believe me A-levels drain your soul!
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    (Original post by PrincessBO$$)
    Not fair my sixth form doesnt allow you to eat out Only twice a month with a teacher's supervision due to stupid sixth formers in the year above breaking the rules
    Wow at my sixth form we can come in late if lessons don't start till late and leave early if lessons end early. In my free period's I can basically leave the site and do what I want. I am enjoying my newly found freedom at sixth form college than high school where I literally had no say and that's usual across the board.

    For example with the "twice a month" if you go to Mcdonalds is a teacher going to follow you and walk you there? God sake your 16/17 not a little child anymore who needs babysitting.
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    Im in year 13 and i'd do it all again
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    So far my lessons are mostly interesting but I don't have any friends I feel close to so it's quite lonely.
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    My sixth form experience has been pretty brilliant so far (well, most of it). When I first started at my sixth form, which is a specialist school, I was so shy that I was unable to use my voice with people that I didn't trust/wasn't close to, but after two years of therapy I can now use my voice in front of most people.

    I felt truly accepted and understood for the first time, and have formed close and strong friendships that will probably last for the rest of my life. (Ordo, you're one of them :thumbsup:)

    I had a few weird experiences when I first started at my sixth form. I had this one kid from the secondary school who walked up to me and would do stereotypical kung fu moves and yells at me. Just stood where I was like ":lolwut: :wtf:". And now he just bows to me every time he sees me. :lol:

    The only major negative experience I had was my ex breaking up with me a week before my exams started.
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    Can't relate to people's happy experiences just yet but this year so far has been drastically amazing (moved sixth forms and repeating year 12)
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    no I hated sixth form - it was depressing and I lived in the library because it was so cliquey (all the people I knew went to the local college and all the cows remained , the pastoral people were rubbish - consisted of a careers advisor and a finance officer... I did my exams and ran away to college never again, but hey its way better now
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    Every day I go into school I feel like I'm procrastinating on some form of existential crisis that I need to deal with at some point.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    urgh god. why is sixth form such a bore, such a depressing place to be? why did it feel like a life-time in school today? i dont want to go tomorrow, it's so sad.
    I don't like sixth form and I miss yr 11! And in yr 11 all I wanted to do was leave!
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    (Original post by _howl)
    Yes and no.

    Yes because I got my grades.
    No because I lost my social life and stopped doing things I loved.
    This is what I'm worried about- losing my social life, especially in yr 13!
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    I'd say overall it was ok, it sure was stressful as hell. Especially in year 13 when you're constantly stressing about your uni choices on top of exams lol.
    One thing I regret now was always being so moody to others 😁



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    Im glad i didn't stay at my 6th form loads of my friends keep complaining that its really strict mainly because they still treat them as kids and they cant leave as much as they want. I go to a sixth form college, bloody daunting but i wouldn't go back.
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    (Original post by sunshine774)
    This is what I'm worried about- losing my social life, especially in yr 13!
    Your friends should understand thaf it's a tough period. Year 13 onwards, in my opinion, will be far too hectic for you to get back to having a real social life. Social life is important, but you need to learn to keep a balance. As a result of cutting off friends during year 13, I basically have no social life anymore.
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    (Original post by DDan123)
    I'd say overall it was ok, it sure was stressful as hell. Especially in year 13 when you're constantly stressing about your uni choices on top of exams lol.
    One thing I regret now was always being so moody to others 😁



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    im a smiley person, when someone calls for my attention i smile like no tomorrow, but now i just have no more energy for that. one month in y12 and i want to give up on that and life in general,its not even the work load, it's the place itself
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    (Original post by _howl)
    Your friends should understand thaf it's a tough period. Year 13 onwards, in my opinion, will be far too hectic for you to get back to having a real social life. Social life is important, but you need to learn to keep a balance. As a result of cutting off friends during year 13, I basically have no social life anymore.
    Ok, thanks. I will try to keep a healthy balance!
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    (Original post by mkap)
    i loved sixth form, we used to chill on our frees all our friends, play cards like saddos, go asda and get fat (its a one minute walk). overall i have happy experiences
    We probably go to the same school
 
 
 
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