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    I'm really confused at the moment and it's making me really stressed out - I don't know whether to go to sixth form or college?
    Either way I'm going to do A-Levels, but where should I do them? I'm quite an awkward person and meeting new people is difficult so staying at sixth form would mean I know all my teachers etc. Another thing is, I go to a really good school at the moment and though I don't get bad grades my grades aren't outstanding either - and I feel like I'm not good enough to go to my sixth form, even though I have got an offer, however everyone else who's applied is really smart.

    Some guidance please? What's the best place to study?
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    I'm really confused at the moment and it's making me really stressed out - I don't know whether to go to sixth form or college?
    Either way I'm going to do A-Levels, but where should I do them? I'm quite an awkward person and meeting new people is difficult so staying at sixth form would mean I know all my teachers etc. Another thing is, I go to a really good school at the moment and though I don't get bad grades my grades aren't outstanding either - and I feel like I'm not good enough to go to my sixth form, even though I have got an offer, however everyone else who's applied is really smart.

    Some guidance please? What's the best place to study?
    What's the difference between college and Sixth Form? Apart from the courses offered


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    Well, in college you're given more freedoom, you're surrounded by people of all different ages, you don't know anyone but in sixth form you're most likely to know the people there. I can't think of any other differences but they're are probably a lot more
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    Well I go to a Sixth Form. It's pretty much like school, we still get parents evenings etc.
    Everybody who goes to my Sixth form dislikes the day but at the end of the day we are there to get grades

    I have however spoken to many people who attend the college down the road and they love it, they get lots of freedom, they love their teachers, they made new friends etc


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    Is the college a specialist sixth form college that only does A levels (possibly with IB) ? If it is, they probably are really good at what they do. If they are not like this, they may not be as good. try to look at the results from both. Although it is not necessarily all about grades, they will be a good indicator. I went to a sixth form college - it pretty much only did A Levels and IB. The teachers only taught A levels, no GCSE/KS3 stuff, which meant they were highly experienced at teaching A Levels and doing UCAS applications!

    Of course it depends what you are looking for!
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    (Original post by anarchist_)
    I'm really confused at the moment and it's making me really stressed out - I don't know whether to go to sixth form or college?
    Either way I'm going to do A-Levels, but where should I do them? I'm quite an awkward person and meeting new people is difficult so staying at sixth form would mean I know all my teachers etc. Another thing is, I go to a really good school at the moment and though I don't get bad grades my grades aren't outstanding either - and I feel like I'm not good enough to go to my sixth form, even though I have got an offer, however everyone else who's applied is really smart.

    Some guidance please? What's the best place to study?
    Have you been to open evenings for both? That might help you decide which you like if you visit both.
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    I can only speak from my experience, but I go to a college and I really like it. There's more freedom and I feel closer to my teachers because I don't have to call them 'sir' or 'ma'am' all the time. The class sizes are also smaller than they would have been at sixth form, but that would depend on the size of the college since mine has a small A level intake. Non-mature students still have to go to parents' evenings but they're very informal.

    Plus I don't have to put up with year 7's any more

    (also, you should look at the courses you would be able to do at your sixth form and the college if you haven't already, as there might be a slight difference in what you can do. I wanted to do law which wasn't available at sixth form)
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    I'm biased since i've only went to sixth form but if you like getting extra help/being able to appoach teachers then i guess sixth form is slightly better. I'm glad i went to my sixth form since i already knew the teachers for the subjects i took and all of my friends went there. However the down side is that there are still high school kids there who are rather annoying
    But who know you may prefer college for meeting new people and having more freedom! Like the person above, look go to open days and see what feels best. If you go to college and don't like it you can maybe move back to sixth form like many people in my year did.
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    Sixth Form is far better then college, since you get more help from teachers and they usually care more about what their students achieve. You already know your teachers and students at your current school so that's another bonus.
    At college, you may get more freedom but teachers don't care much about their students at all.
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    Thanks for the help everyone, I think I'm leaning towards sixth form now, as the one I have been accepted into gets very good results and at the end of the day I believe that's the most important thing!
 
 
 
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