did you have a happy sixth form experience?

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    (Original post by retro_turtles)
    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 retro_turtles)
    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.
    I go to a sixth form college as well. The amount of people in year 12 is unreal lol. We also get quite a lot of freedom.
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    My sixth form is good
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    Sixth Form was the most enjoyable part of secondary school for me.
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    (Original post by Super Cicero)
    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.
    i cant wait, your outcome seems so desirable. i want that after sixth form.
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    (Original post by Super Cicero)
    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.
    What subjects did you do?
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    (Original post by APersonYo)
    Why did you feel that way?
    idk I felt at a stage, in sort of november/december time, everyone knew what they wanted to do at university and they were applying for top universities. i felt very overwelmed and down. I used to talk to the careers team alot the year before but for some reason I felt odd around them, maybe because I didn't listen to their advise, I subsequently didn't get any.

    Then the rest of the year, my situation just snowballed... :/

    but its all good! well not really...but it will be though!!
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    (Original post by MajorFader)
    I go to a sixth form college as well. The amount of people in year 12 is unreal lol. We also get quite a lot of freedom.
    I know right? I started to re evaluate my life choices when i saw the amount of people haha
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    My sixth form is quite small so everyone gets along and supports each other. Great experience.
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    Not in the slightest.

    I absolutely loathed sixth form. I made the huge mistake of going to my secondary school's sixth form and I (think) I even had an existential crisis in the beginning part of year 12. When I was in year 11 I was so motivated and got really good GCSEs however when sixth form started, I lost alllll my motivation and starting thinking things like 'what's the point?' I kept taking days off because I hated it so much and when I got my results in August and they weren't that good, I really didn't care, I was just glad that it was all finally over.

    I can easily say that it was the worst two years of my life and I can't believe how lucky I am that it's over forever.
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    (Original post by Abcdefghijk123)
    Not in the slightest.

    I absolutely loathed sixth form. I made the huge mistake of going to my secondary school's sixth form and I (think) I even had an existential crisis in the beginning part of year 12. When I was in year 11 I was so motivated and got really good GCSEs however when sixth form started, I lost alllll my motivation and starting thinking things like 'what's the point?' I kept taking days off because I hated it so much and when I got my results in August and they weren't that good, I really didn't care, I was just glad that it was all finally over.

    I can easily say that it was the worst two years of my life and I can't believe how lucky I am that it's over forever.
    :console:i made the same mistake
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    :console:i made the same mistake
    Awww I don't understand why so many people do it - 7 years in the same place is way too much and if you weren't happy there to start with, sixth form and A Levels tend to multiply that unhappiness by 10.

    It's not too late for you!! There's still time to leave if you don't like it, always listen to your intuition.
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    Not.At.All. I had no problem socialising but got into a couple fights here and there, and did terribly in almost everything I was taking. I eventually dropped out for a bit. Everyone around me was getting preggers or banged up as well and the classes got emptier and emptier :\ But I've made it, and am a 3rd year at Uni so :yy:
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    :console:i made the same mistake
    Are you the only Asian in town or something? I think I saw you say you live in a small town or something...
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    Are you the only Asian in town or something? I think I saw you say you live in a small town or something...
    im not the only asian here around but i am the only asian in this sixth form. apart from that chinese girl, but shes chinese so we wont have anything relatable and shes not around most the time, wonder where she went.
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    Nope. So much so it took me until I was 22 to even consider more education. Applied to university and got in this year(had the points) but 6th form was a horrible experience for me. There was no single reason. I just think I was sick of the classroom.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    im not the only asian here around but i am the only asian in this sixth form. apart from that chinese girl, but shes chinese so we wont have anything relatable and shes not around most the time, wonder where she went.
    Why is this funny.

    And..ohh..you're not Chinese? >_> K. Well actually I guess Korean lol
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    It's been a month and i still have no friends in my college, due to my social anxiety. I also think it is because i am the youngest in my class and the oldest is 24. I am extremely awkward. It is also very far from home. So i'm most probably going to enroll at another college next year for year 13.
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    My experience was so bad that i dropped out but tbf i have things going on outside of school so i was already struggling anyway. The amount of work was just exhausting me to the point that i lost all motivation to revise and failed a couple of my AS levels. I did have the option to continue but i didn't think it would be realistic to do year 13 so i'm now looking for an apprenticeship in a career that i'd love so don't worry, it's not the end of the world if you can't do sixth form.
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    I'm in my second year at my college and I have loved it! Even though it is a top college, they do push you to reach your potential, but I have found it to be extremely enjoyable! I have met so many new people as students come from all over my county. The teachers are brilliant and there are so many amazing opportunities and experiences available. The social side and extra curriculars available are both great. I will be so sad when I leave next year
 
 
 
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