I'm really not enjoying sixth form at all. Over the half term holidays, I realised how much I hated it, I think I'd just been ignoring how I feel about it because there aren't a lot of other options.
I don't like any of the people there, and my classes are so dull. The environment is extremely vapid if I'm honest.
I'm doing three A-Levels; English Lan, Lit and ICT. I thought I'd like it at the sixth form that I'm at. Its connected to the secondary school that I went to.
I've been looking at online schooling, to be specific the International Connections Academy. It's American style teaching, which is ideal as I hope to be able to study is the U.S one day. This is the best online school that I've seen so far, and the fact that its an American curriculum is really appealing.
Another reason for me wanting to drop out is the fact that I get migraines almost every week. It's so tiring having to always be catching up with work. It's making me depressed. I mean, for example, last week I was off for two days, and then the last week of term was the same. I'm already weeks behind with my subjects.
The online school isn't free, but there are good finance plans available. I haven't spoken to either of my parents about it yet because I wanted to gather some opinions, to see what other people think about it.
Online schooling seems like a better option for me in my opinion because I won't be missing any work/classes if I have a migraine, since you do the classes whenever you want to. But you do have to do a minimum amount of hours a week though.
I'm pretty disciplined, so actually doing the work shouldn't be a problem, but it's just making the big decision.
Connections Academy students seem to be very successful, some of them have even gone onto universities such as Harvard, Stanford and Yale.
But what are your thoughts?
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Last edited by emilygrey99; 08-11-2015 at 19:18.
- 08-11-2015 19:15
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- 10-11-2015 04:40
Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.
I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed.
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- 10-11-2015 10:22
At the end of the day you should do what you feel is best, personally I would speak to my parents or even some one at the sixth form. (Teacher or counselor). Is there anyway you can create a study group with someone in one of your classes. If not then after reading your story and if you can afford it then go for the online schooling, but maybe wait until after Christmas so you can look at all your other options. Could you move to a different sixth form or another college?