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1. (Original post by dujaanah)
I heard...maybe someone can confirm or not, that there 2 short days (tuesday and wednesday) finish at 3
2 long days Monday and Thursday finish at 5
and Friiday finish at 4
but you dont necessarily finish at these times because it depends on ur timetable/ur subjects, but from my calculations, you only finish one day at 5, (as you would get 1 morning, 1 afternoon off each week)
Two short days are Tuesday and Wednesday - Correct, but I finished at 12:15 on a Tuesday.
Friday you could either finish at 4:30 or 12:15.
And you finish at 5pm twice a week which is pretty tiring.
2. (Original post by Kyuu)
Two short days are Tuesday and Wednesday - Correct, but I finished at 12:15 on a Tuesday.
Friday you could either finish at 4:30 or 12:15.
And you finish at 5pm twice a week which is pretty tiring.
but some people probably only finish 5pm one day...depending on their timetable right?
I'm hoping fingers crossed thats me. I can do early starts but one thing I really can't handle is late finishes, and 5 is late for sixth form, most places its 4 or 4:30.
and when is the first day of term? I imagine they'll send a letter out or something beforehand, but they didn't tell us on the taster day.
3. (Original post by dujaanah)
but some people probably only finish 5pm one day...depending on their timetable right?
I'm hoping fingers crossed thats me. I can do early starts but one thing I really can't handle is late finishes, and 5 is late for sixth form, most places its 4 or 4:30.
and when is the first day of term? I imagine they'll send a letter out or something beforehand, but they didn't tell us on the taster day.
If you're doing 4 subject, then expect two 5pm finishes, if you're doing 5 AS then expect finishing late 3/4 days at 5pm. 5pm seems really late but you'll get into the habit of it, it's pretty normal now but you'll dread the day having 3 lessons on one day.

First day of term is.... September 12/13 I guess....
4. (Original post by Kyuu)
If you're doing 4 subject, then expect two 5pm finishes, if you're doing 5 AS then expect finishing late 3/4 days at 5pm. 5pm seems really late but you'll get into the habit of it, it's pretty normal now but you'll dread the day having 3 lessons on one day.

First day of term is.... September 12/13 I guess....
Im doing 4...would die if I did anymore I think
silly question but do we get lockers? I imagine dragging around 3 subjects worth of stuff will be pretty heavy.
5. (Original post by dujaanah)
Im doing 4...would die if I did anymore I think
silly question but do we get lockers? I imagine dragging around 3 subjects worth of stuff will be pretty heavy.
£20 for a locker x] but you'll get the money back at the end of the year if you don't lose your key, the lockers aren't big but you could fit a few books inside there.
6. (Original post by Kyuu)
£20 for a locker x] but you'll get the money back at the end of the year if you don't lose your key, the lockers aren't big but you could fit a few books inside there.
oh cool, Hopefully that'll prevent my back getting any worse than it is

would you recommend the college to someone, like no regrets? and the good outweighs the bad?

thanks by the way
7. (Original post by dujaanah)
oh cool, Hopefully that'll prevent my back getting any worse than it is

would you recommend the college to someone, like no regrets? and the good outweighs the bad?

thanks by the way
As I go there, I'll try not to be bias x]
Teaching quality is really good (most cases, the rubbish teachers are all leaving due to the cuts I guess, part timers were at risk of losing their job) There will be "work shops" during Lunch if you need help, every day for the bigger subjects (Psychology, Sociology, Maths) you get the gist.

Outside the College, easy access to Central london, Oxford street and etc, 20 minutes, you might get a 3 hour break (most people do) so you could enjoy your time. Many fast food shops, McDonalds and etc, Star bucks if you're into that stuff.

Socialising with people is mixed I guess, you'll probably end up in small groups or a few small groups moving about within them as the College is massive so it'll be impossible to get to know other people unlike Colleges like Woodhouse.

After school activities are available such as Enrichment and sports are there, enrichment is probably useless for me academically as most of it is.... worthless unless you want to do Medicine or you're into History as lecturers are always coming in. I usually go Badminton which is pretty addictive so it's somewhat useful for me x]

The library is massive, good for learning and many PC's if you need, pretty much it.

Yeah, the advantages outweighs the disadvantages, the only bad thing about the College (for me) is that it has a big base of student, (860? AS students) and like anywhere, there will always be some immature students. OH YEAH! 3 hours lessons are a pain, you'll lose your concentration most likely but you have a 15 minutes break half way into it, still long though.

Well it's your decision x] enjoy~
8. (Original post by Kyuu)
As I go there, I'll try not to be bias x]
Teaching quality is really good (most cases, the rubbish teachers are all leaving due to the cuts I guess, part timers were at risk of losing their job) There will be "work shops" during Lunch if you need help, every day for the bigger subjects (Psychology, Sociology, Maths) you get the gist.

Outside the College, easy access to Central london, Oxford street and etc, 20 minutes, you might get a 3 hour break (most people do) so you could enjoy your time. Many fast food shops, McDonalds and etc, Star bucks if you're into that stuff.

Socialising with people is mixed I guess, you'll probably end up in small groups or a few small groups moving about within them as the College is massive so it'll be impossible to get to know other people unlike Colleges like Woodhouse.

After school activities are available such as Enrichment and sports are there, enrichment is probably useless for me academically as most of it is.... worthless unless you want to do Medicine or you're into History as lecturers are always coming in. I usually go Badminton which is pretty addictive so it's somewhat useful for me x]

The library is massive, good for learning and many PC's if you need, pretty much it.

Yeah, the advantages outweighs the disadvantages, the only bad thing about the College (for me) is that it has a big base of student, (860? AS students) and like anywhere, there will always be some immature students. OH YEAH! 3 hours lessons are a pain, you'll lose your concentration most likely but you have a 15 minutes break half way into it, still long though.

Well it's your decision x] enjoy~
awwh thanks a lot!

well the main disadvantage you gave is one of the main reasons why I want to go candi, I come from a really small school so know the numerous disadvantages of that, would love to go somewhere where I am just one of many many students, not everyone knows ur name, and you can actually get lost!! lol

and the teaching quality is also really important esp seeing as Im hoping to get into a very very competitive course. I was wondering tho whether you knew the numbers (or roughly) who go onto certain popular courses, as well as to russell group unis, couldn't find this info anywhere. I'd imagine that with so many students, they would have quite a few going onto the top unis/top courses.

Thank you again!!!

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