What is Sixth Form/College Like? Watch
So say if i picked Maths, Economics/Business and Geography.
At college, would i have around 3 periods on say Maths, and 3 on geography a day?
How does college/sixth form split the subjects into periods? Is it 1 subject you learn per day? Maths a day? Then Economics/Business the next? Geography the day after? How do they create your timetable lol. I'm so curious, as i had so many subjects at KS4, and understood how the timetable would be arranged. For A-Level, i'm not entirely sure haha. Can someone explain? How is the timetable arranged?
Oh, and other questions:
*Would sixth form give A-Level students less periods of the subject which are taught by the teacher? I'm curious; considering how the teachers have to also teach year 7-11, how many periods do the A-Level students get? And how is this different to college?
*Plus, if the sacrifices are that in sixth form, you get less time taught by the teachers, would it be better to go college considering how college focuses primarily on the A-Level students and not KS3/KS4 as well?
PLEASE HELP ME!!
(UNSURE STUDENT WHO NEEDS HELP IN DECIDING WHETHER TO GO TO SIXTH FORM/COLLEGE)!!
Every sixth form is different, but at my school you get 3 doubles for each block per week (each double is about 1 hour 30 mins). If you have a subject in that block, you have a lesson; if not you have it free. I take 3 AS subjects so I get two free blocks (6 doubles) every week, but most people have only one block (3 doubles) free. The only exceptions to this timetable is if people have lessons for GCSE Maths/English re-takes.
Don't worry too much about not having enough lesson time - I doubt they'd teach a subject if there weren't enough available hours to do so/you had less time than other colleges/sixth forms and were at a disadvantage.
The other thing to consider is that you'll be expected to take responsibility for your learning at college or sixth form- imagine a whole other subject that's actually just free periods you're expected to use wisely! Trust me- A-Levels are seriously not as easy as TV makes them out to be!!!
But sixth form on the whole is a really good experience- I've found there are lot more opportunities available and if you choose a good one, you're mostly surrounded by like minded people. (However, if you'd like some unsolicited advice, choose at least one non-academic subject you really enjoy and is fun for you, e.g. art or drama. I didn't and I really regret it!!).
I hope this helps, and Good Luck!!! X
We have a sixth form college nearby and it's a lot different to my sixth form. The college is definitely more lenient and a lot of students do end up skipping lessons as the teachers don't care as much if you show up or not. You're given a lot more responsibility and you're treated like an adult (you even call the teachers by their first name!). From what I've seen, the teachers provide more support at sixth forms than colleges.