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    I didn't go to college I stayed on in sixth form a year ago, this thread is embaressing.
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    I stayed at sixth form because the only decent college around where i live is two bus rides away. Colleges around my area are mainly for more vocational subjects.
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    So you want to go to a sixth form college? A plus side is that there aren't any stupid little kids about
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    The colleges near me are offer NVQs in beauty therapy and hairdressing. I'll stick with my sixthform thanks.

    Edit: I got negged for this, you should have left your name.

    All I meant was that, typically, the colleges near me are full of chavs. I'll stick with my sixthform thanks.

    Edit: Double negged, I like this game.
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    Do you mean vocational college or sixth form college?
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    I chose to go to FE college (for A levels) because my school didn't have a sixth form, and I thought that the change of scene, new people, slightly more independence etc. would be good prep for uni, getting out of my comfort zone and all that. I'm glad I decided to come to college rather than a sixth form; I like the place and it has everything I need in terms of facilities and extra-curricular stuff. Ultimately, it's up to you how well you're going to do, and going to a sixth form as opposed to a college doesn't guarantee you anything.
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    (Original post by krussel)
    I mean, im either doing a btech course there or 3 a levels. I'm not sure if its a vocational college or not because there are other courses their which aren't just for A levels or the equivalent.
    So basically the differences between them are completely arbitrary and you could have simply asked "How many of you are studying in FE to go to university?".
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    (Original post by krussel)
    I'm most likely going to college instead of sixth form, I can get the grades for my sixth form but I want a change from school I am just there to do my work get my grades and leave and I am determined. My school is also awful the education is okay but I hate the school, and college seems to fit in to my criteria, as in going in just for work less hours in the week and I don't need to be pushed to do my work. I'm thinking of going to Liverpool's community college, well i've applied and I have an interview in a couple of weeks.
    So yeah people who chose college instead, why did you choose to go to college and what do you make of it now? Also are the majority of you thinking of going to university as I will be.
    Hated school, disliked most of the teachers, didin't want to be surrounded by year 7's and 8's, sixth form didn't teach economics and sixth form wanted me in 5 days a week 9 til 3 regardless of whether i had a lesson or not.

    So similar to you. i don't understand why you have ot go to sixth form when you don't have lessons it makes no sense.
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    (Original post by Libtolu)
    Hated school, disliked most of the teachers, didin't want to be surrounded by year 7's and 8's, sixth form didn't teach economics and sixth form wanted me in 5 days a week 9 til 3 regardless of whether i had a lesson or not.

    So similar to you. i don't understand why you have ot go to sixth form when you don't have lessons it makes no sense.
    My sixth form doesn't teach economics either :rolleyes: I moved from a different school to my sixth form though. And we're not expected to be in the college if we don't have a lesson..why does yours expect this? That's just pointless...
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    Could your title be anymore confusing?
    At college you're treated more as an adult which can be good and bad. They really take you to be independent so if you don't do your work you don't do it, and you'll porbabaly fail. But it's good skills for Uni I guess.

    Yep, heading for Uni.
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    I know a few people who've been to Liverpool Community College for A levels and ended up coming back to the school sixth form, but most of those weren't exactly academically motivated. The people I know doing vocational stuff seem to like it.

    I go to a sixth form college (Carmel in St. Helens) which is really good, lots of freedom but they do care that you do well, so it's kind of the best of both worlds
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    (Original post by Libtolu)
    Hated school, disliked most of the teachers, didin't want to be surrounded by year 7's and 8's, sixth form didn't teach economics and sixth form wanted me in 5 days a week 9 til 3 regardless of whether i had a lesson or not.

    So similar to you. i don't understand why you have ot go to sixth form when you don't have lessons it makes no sense.
    Soo true, why the hell do you need to stay at school if you don't have a lesson when you're frekin 17-18!!! Although generally 6th forms have better quality teaching, not always the case, but most colleges focus on BTECs, diploma, hair and beauty, construction, shizzle like that :p:
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    College is good. I like the responsibility in it - we don't get forced to do homework or attend lessons, but there are sanctions that can be made (i.e. getting kicked out for poor attendance for an extended period for no reason). We can do whatever we want when we don't have lessons. There's a wii in the student common room. There's loads of different people, and I've met so many new people there. (My) College is awesome.
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    (Original post by Magical Moogles)

    I like the independance of college, the staff here are great, the facilities are good, and I'm sure its a much more mature atmosphere than sixth form. We're allowed to wear what we want and we call the staff by their forenames (is this the same at sixth form?). Also do not believe that students here at college are left to do what they want. We get plenty of contact time with staff, and would be the same if you went to sixth form. The only difference is, there are no compulsory lessons here at college - which does really remove the people who dont want to be learning.
    No, we call staff like we would at secondary school, but I think that's only because of there being small kids there as well and they'd want to call them by their first names too (that being said, I do call 2 of my teachers by their first names sometimes if I'm being cheeky :p: )

    And there are no compulsory lessons here either- just if you don't turn up enough times, you'll be asked to leave, which is probably the same as a college. I go to a state sixth form as well.
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    (Original post by krussel)
    I'm most likely going to college instead of sixth form, I can get the grades for my sixth form but I want a change from school I am just there to do my work get my grades and leave and I am determined. My school is also awful the education is okay but I hate the school, and college seems to fit in to my criteria, as in going in just for work less hours in the week and I don't need to be pushed to do my work. I'm thinking of going to Liverpool's community college, well i've applied and I have an interview in a couple of weeks.
    So yeah people who chose college instead, why did you choose to go to college and what do you make of it now? Also are the majority of you thinking of going to university as I will be.
    I went to the sixth form of another school, and because it was Catholic it had some really strict rules, so if you bullied, then you're expelled, the same for smoking, fighting, and suchlike. I even got shouted at for holding my girlfriend's hand one day! In addition, we absolutely had to have a top buttons done up on our shirts. I think that although this may seem horrible at first, you just get accustomed to it, I felt safe in that environment, whereas some may feel choked in that environment.
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    The people I know who went to LCC really didn't like it. I do know people who go to KGV in Southport though and they really seem to enjoy it I stayed in sixth form just because it was the easiest option to be honest, I don't regret it though.
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    (Original post by krussel)
    I'm most likely going to college instead of sixth form, I can get the grades for my sixth form but I want a change from school I am just there to do my work get my grades and leave and I am determined. My school is also awful the education is okay but I hate the school, and college seems to fit in to my criteria, as in going in just for work less hours in the week and I don't need to be pushed to do my work. I'm thinking of going to Liverpool's community college, well i've applied and I have an interview in a couple of weeks.
    So yeah people who chose college instead, why did you choose to go to college and what do you make of it now? Also are the majority of you thinking of going to university as I will be.
    My school didn't have a sixth form, so I went to another sixth form. It was awful. It was soo strict and nothing changed from school. So I moved to a college and it is WICKED!!! lol... The teachers are a lot more laid back, plus they're mostly specialists in their subjects because they teach them all day every day and don't have the stress of annoying little kids acting up in lessons throughout the day! Seriously, college is the right decision! It was also teach you the independence you need at Uni, as you are not spoon fed! Your grades will probably be more of an achievement than those who get spoon fed
 
 
 

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