did you have a happy sixth form experience?

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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    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
    Hmm... Have you identified the true problem?
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    six form is living hell. its given me depression
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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 like my college at my old state school, but when I redid my AS year at a private school, it was totally dreadful.
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    Not really, because I feel like a failure all the time lmao (thanks physics xxx). Plus my sixth form is really over-crowded and the "study rooms" are always noisy.
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    (Original post by jessyjellytot14)
    Not really, because I feel like a failure all the time lmao (thanks physics xxx). Plus my sixth form is really over-crowded and the "study rooms" are always noisy.
    Was it attached to your secondary school?
    TBH more and more sixth forms that are attached to secondary schools are taking more what they can handle and I don't know why?
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    My time during sixth form was alright to be fair. I had some canny teachers who joked on and had some pretty good banter. Now that I'm in uni however, its the complete opposite.
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    (Original post by Ua3142)
    nope, my sixth form experience was as bad as you could imagine. Especially the second year, I got really depressed, gave up on studying, gave up on homework, didnt social much got very disheartened by everything. At times, i vividly remember that sick to the stomach feeling of 'you know you are going to fail'.
    Why did you feel that way?
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    (Original post by PalindromeGirl)
    I'm in year 13 currently, and in all honesty? I hate sixth form. My mum passed away in January, which isn't the reason for me not enjoying it, but since then my anxiety and emotions get the better of me when I'm stressed. The teachers forget that I'm still grieving and have no clue how to approach mental health. Bit **** tbh
    I'm sorry your mum passed away. My mum also died when I was 8 years old. I totally understand you, especially with the anxiety thing the same happened to me last year in January but with my granddad. it is a bit **** to be honest
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    Was it attached to your secondary school?
    TBH more and more sixth forms that are attached to secondary schools are taking more what they can handle and I don't know why?
    Yes it is! My year 12 year group was larger than my year 11 year group... yet the sixth form building is smaller than the secondary school building??
    I think they're taking more students because then they can get more top grades tbh
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    Finally found a friend group and started visiting people outside of school for the first time in many years, so yeah.
    I also went on holiday with 5 of them twice and that was great.

    When I first started though I was always moping about and cried a couple of times. Someone asked me if I was depressed once when I was on a DofE Gold Award cycling expedition and I said "yeah" but who the hell knows
    At least it got better over time
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    I actually really enjoy sixth form. I feel like the only one who does sometimes, though. I really like the work, and my teachers, and I've made lots of good friends and have some good times. I hated secondary school, though.
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    i found the first year all fun and games. now im crying myself to sleep because of UCAS but its ok...
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    Nope. I didn't really bond with anyone in 6th form as most of them knew each other since year 7.

    Something was a bit off about the atmosphere tbh. So many fake personas and people who do not understand the phrase "be yourself".

    From experience of going to both 6th form and an actual college, I'd say that college had a better social life whereas, 6th form was great for learning purposes only.


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    (Original post by babyshawte)
    Nope. I didn't really bond with anyone in 6th form as most of them knew each other since year 7.

    Something was a bit off about the atmosphere tbh. So many fake personas and people who do not understand the phrase "be yourself".

    From experience of going to both 6th form and an actual college, I'd say that college had a better social life whereas, 6th form was great for learning purposes only.


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    Yeah I think the work is fine in sixth form but the whole social aspect..."creeps" me out? I don't know what word to use to describe but it's definitely not what I expect. Heck. Even social life in secondary school was better lmao

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    This thread makes me a bit happy because now I know I'm not the only one who doesn't love sixth form :lol:
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    Sixth form was the happiest time of my life. Literally everyday was a blast!!! I miss it so much. It was so amazing!!!! Uni pales in comparison


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    I go to a sixth form college so it's a bit different.
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    Yes and no. Great everything, except health, followed by capacity to study, play sport, socialise, womanise, and even drum :sad:
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    (Original post by Kiritsugu)
    We probably go to the same school
    really which sixth form dya go?
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    I'm now 22 (23 in a few days) and have a degree and a good job. Although I came out of Sixth Form with good grades (A*AA), for me Sixth Form was the low point of my life socially. The cliques and social hierarchy from years 7-11 were still firmly in place. I feel as though I'd have been better off going to a different Sixth Form from the one I went to (where 95% of people were the same people from years 7-11), as I would then have been able to make new friends etc.

    I was literally counting down the days before I could leave Sixth Form I disliked it so much. I longed to escape and start university where I could have a fresh start. And fortunately that's what happened - I made loads of great friends at uni and loved it there.
 
 
 
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