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    So I've noticed some people are still debating their college/sixth form and even courses. I am one of them. I know I know, I've had all Summer so there really is no excuse at all. But I'm like 57% on my current choice.
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    If you haven't decided yet I'd be seriously worried. School is in like two weeks.


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    (Original post by кяя)
    If you haven't decided yet I'd be seriously worried. School is in like two weeks.


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    You have till results day to decide tbh.. because you haven't exactly enrolled anywhere yet
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    (Original post by DebkoX)
    So I've noticed some people are still debating their college/sixth form and even courses. I am one of them. I know I know, I've had all Summer so there really is no excuse at all. But I'm like 57% on my current choice.
    I applied to over 10 sixth forms and as soon as I gained my offer, withdrew from everywhere else!

    Have you made solid decisions on your courses?

    Why can't you decide?
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    Just unsure whether staying at my school is for me. Or if I should expand myself. I love my school and the area but I feel like I may be limiting myself. There's a local college which has superb courses however the area is kinda controversial. Another is city and islington. I'm still unsure....
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    I'd recommend the Uniformed Public Services course. A lot of colleges offer it and at different levels too - GCSE and A-level equivalent. Its fully coursework based, so no exams.

    I'm on the course atm, going into my second year. You learn about all of the emergency services - police, ambulance and fire to name a few, but also all of the armed forces.

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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    I applied to over 10 sixth forms and as soon as I gained my offer, withdrew from everywhere else!

    Have you made solid decisions on your courses?

    Why can't you decide?
    Same, I applied to 5 and as soon as I got into the one I want to go to I rejected everywhere else.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    Same, I applied to 5 and as soon as I got into the one I want to go to I rejected everywhere else.
    My offer was essentially unconditional so I didn't see the point of getting safety offers!
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    My offer was essentially unconditional so I didn't see the point of getting safety offers!
    My offer was also unconditional. I didn't even go to the interview for some of the sixth forms I applied to, and they still sent me letters inviting me to enrolment. :lol:
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    My offer was also unconditional. I didn't even go to the interview for some of the sixth forms I applied to, and they still sent me letters inviting me to enrolment. :lol:
    Yeah.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    My offer was essentially unconditional so I didn't see the point of getting safety offers!
    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    My offer was also unconditional. I didn't even go to the interview for some of the sixth forms I applied to, and they still sent me letters inviting me to enrolment. :lol:
    That is so unfair getting unconditional offers.

    I have to get 5 As to get in.
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    (Original post by Decerto)
    That is so unfair getting unconditional offers.

    I have to get 5 As to get in.
    My admission is unconditional not my subjects so if I don't get A's in my courses, I wont be able to do them.
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    (Original post by JayJay-C19)
    My admission is unconditional not my subjects so if I don't get A's in my courses, I wont be able to do them.
    Oh. For admission, I need 5 As and 4 of those must be in the subjects I want to take.
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    (Original post by Decerto)
    Oh. For admission, I need 5 As and 4 of those must be in the subjects I want to take.
    Cool.
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    (Original post by Decerto)
    That is so unfair getting unconditional offers.

    I have to get 5 As to get in.
    My sixth form is a normal/average one that's why.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    My sixth form is a normal/average one that's why.
    My sixth form is normal too.
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    (Original post by Decerto)
    My sixth form is normal too.
    I just realised I said 'normal' that doesn't make sense all sixth forms are 'normal'. :lol:

    What I meant was most people who go to the sixth form I'm going to get C grades, so since I had quite a few A's predicted they gave me an unconditional offer. Even though I probably won't get as many A's as I'm predicted.

    I literally only chose the sixth form I'm going to because it's close. :ahee: That, and I don't want to go to any fancy places.
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    (Original post by yellowcopter)
    I just realised I said 'normal' that doesn't make sense all sixth forms are 'normal'. :lol:

    What I meant was most people who go to the sixth form I'm going to get C grades, so since I had quite a few A's predicted they gave me an unconditional offer. Even though I probably won't get as many A's as I'm predicted.

    I literally only chose the sixth form I'm going to because it's close. :ahee: That, and I don't want to go to any fancy places.
    Like where?
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    (Original post by Decerto)
    Like where?
    Places like LAE. I applied and got in but I don't want to go there since they're strict, like a school rather than a sixth form and only care about making sure everyone gets A*/A grades.

    I'd rather go somewhere that's casual and isn't like a school but more like a college. I work better in that type of atmosphere.
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    The grades required for sixth form in one I applied to kinda shocked me. It's one of, if not, the best school in my city, but I only need 5 A*s-B's including Maths and English lit/lang. For my options I need Bs in Biology and chemistry and an A in maths. I feel the hard part about getting in is the application process, you need to fill in a Personal Statement thing as well as go to an interview which was fine for me. I was pretty confident in getting in because the man who interviewed me said he would highly recommend me. I am going to this school (assuming I get the grades) because it is far better in helping people achieve As and A*s at A levels, also it provides a lot of support for getting into university which will help me greatly. The only downside is leaving my friends behind but I could always talk to them outside of school

    My current school's sixth form has a point based system which I think is surprisingly harder to get in because it's based on your top 8 GCSEs so you have to do well on more subjects. Also the grades required for my options are the same in both schools, but I am doing history in my current one.
 
 
 
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