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    I'll be at a new sixth form with nobody from my secondary. The sixth form's attached to a secondary where everyone will most likely know everyone else. Very nervous. Is everything about everybody being keen to meet new people true? :confused:
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    Don't be worried. I went to a the same type of sixth form but had been at the school since yr7 and I wanted to meet new people, so I chatted to some of the new kids and now have lots of great friends Just go up and talk to people and you'll make friends quickly enough.
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    I'll try not to worry. It's ages away, but I've still been fretting about it since my appointment in February. Thanks mate.
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    Yep, most of the time everyone's keen to get to know the new people- especially when it's attached to a school where most of the sixth form applicants will be internal. Don't worry, there'll definitely be people to talk to, just be friendly!

    Most of the people (including myself) in the sixth form attached to my secondary were internal applicants. We met a couple of new people on the first day, and they've gone on to be really good friends of ours
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    (Original post by Templar49)
    I'll be at a new sixth form with nobody from my secondary. The sixth form's attached to a secondary where everyone will most likely know everyone else. Very nervous. Is everything about everybody being keen to meet new people true? :confused:
    Don't worry it should be fine. I moved from my school to a sixth form at the other side of the city and it was the best decision I could have made! There should be other people in the same boat as you and if it's anything like my school, the 'original' students will probably make an effort to talk to you because you're new

    You haven't mentioned this but, as you're worried about socialising, take a packed lunch and some money so if you meet anyone you can do either scenario when it comes to lunchtime

    For me the first 2 weeks were a bit hard because I wasn't in a friendship group but it went fine after that. Met some amazing people at my sixth form and am still in touch with them now I'm at uni

    Hope this helps!
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    I'll take your word for it about being approached as the new person. I'm actually feeling more confident already
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    You'll be fine, as people leave from year 11 social groups change and shift anyway, I'd never have thought I'd be friends or hang out with the people I do now and I tend to forget that people who joined the school in sixth form didn't come up from secondary school with me.

    Just talk and make friends, its completely natural and I've never seen a new student be isolated, just be confident and friendly and you'll have scores of friends in no time.
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    Just be friendly, and please please please! BE CONFIDENT! These are your keys to making friends
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    I'm starting a sixth form in another school too, I thought I was the only one who is going to attend it from my school, but a friend just confirmed she is coming. Anyway, before that, I wasn't really nervous because I realised that there's probably a lot of other students (130 'outsiders' to the 633 6th formers) and there's bound to be others who feel like or are in the same situation as me.

    But last Thursday, I went to this conference thing with another sixth form; none of my friends, in fact, nobody from my school had applied for it, so I went alone. Yet I had these impulses/urges to speak to people and I did, and it was easy; I felt confident and I realised that maybe it's not so bad because everyone was talking to each other, laughing. I mean it was clear that a lot of them knew each other, but they were very enthusiastic to 'add' me to their groups and joke around with me.

    You'll be fine, just don't be nervous to talk to other people because they'll assume that you're uninterested, so and so.
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    I'm not shy at all, so I'd have no real trouble with approaching people and making conversation. Thanks for the advice guys.
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    This is one of those situations where you're more likely to get nervous thinking about it than you will be in the moment. Being a bit nervous is natural when starting something new but when you're actually there on your first day, you'll probably really enjoy it and laugh at yourself for ever being concerned. Especially if you're as confident as you say. Enjoy it, dude, it'll be good fun.
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    Thanks again. very helpful. I've been nervous about this and changing courses, but I'm confident that both are now sorted!
 
 
 
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