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    I don't know why but I can't bring myself to go into college I don't know if it's anxiety or what. But I do want to finish Alevels. What do I do? I'm in A2
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    (Original post by ab_145)
    I don't know why but I can't bring myself to go into college I don't know if it's anxiety or what. But I do want to finish Alevels. What do I do? I'm in A2
    I hated sixth form too. I found lessons boring having to keep pace with other people, people asking dumb questions, doing pointless 'group work' etc. In the end I stopped going in completely, I still got AAB. The school did threaten to kick me out a few times but I just did their stupid mock assessments and got As so they got off my back. At that point I had received all 5 top uni offers for Law so I pointed out kicking me out would be stupid for their statistics and that worked too (but this was a grammar school that cared a lot about reputation so idk how that would work out at a normal college) if you hate it I would just not go, people will say you have to go in blah blah but if you can learn by yourself at home I find I can get much more done in two hours with a textbook than stuck listening to people's dumb questions.
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    I was so unhappy in sixth form. I still have recurring dreams about it.

    Definitely finish your A levels but do what you can to make it more manageable. Talk to your college councillor and personal tutor. You need to let people know what is happening if you think it will affect your attendance so they can give you the support you need to reach your full potential.
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    (Original post by ab_145)
    I don't know why but I can't bring myself to go into college I don't know if it's anxiety or what. But I do want to finish Alevels. What do I do? I'm in A2
    College is really tedious most of the time and the stress of upcoming exams really makes me anxious. BUT, we technically only have about three/four months left altogether and it would be a shame for you to give up when you've made it this far. Plus, the thought of going in can often be worse than it actually is, when you're there, your lessons fly by and you're done with it for another day
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    I hated sixth form too. I found lessons boring having to keep pace with other people, people asking dumb questions, doing pointless 'group work' etc. In the end I stopped going in completely, I still got AAB. The school did threaten to kick me out a few times but I just did their stupid mock assessments and got As so they got off my back. At that point I had received all 5 top uni offers for Law so I pointed out kicking me out would be stupid for their statistics and that worked too (but this was a grammar school that cared a lot about reputation so idk how that would work out at a normal college) if you hate it I would just not go, people will say you have to go in blah blah but if you can learn by yourself at home I find I can get much more done in two hours with a textbook than stuck listening to people's dumb questions.
    Yeah I haven't been going either apart from the mocks and they know I can work independently I done it last year when I changed colleges and courses. I got good grades ABB so don't see why I can't just work from home tbh
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    Yeah I haven't been going either apart from the mocks and they know I can work independently I done it last year when I changed colleges and courses. I got good grades ABB so don't see why I can't just work from home tbh
    This is why you need to talk to the college. You need to let them know that you do care about your studies. You don't want them to wrongly jump to the conclusion that you don't care when actually, you're having a difficult time.
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    Just go in. It's called growing up and accepting responsibility for yourself. If you are being picked on or something then I understand - otherwise just grow a pair.
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    This is why you need to talk to the college. You need to let them know that you do care about your studies. You don't want them to wrongly jump to the conclusion that you don't care when actually, you're having a difficult time.
    Yeah I'm trying to do that. They just care about their reputation. Thankyou
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    (Original post by ab_145)
    Yeah I haven't been going either apart from the mocks and they know I can work independently I done it last year when I changed colleges and courses. I got good grades ABB so don't see why I can't just work from home tbh
    I would suggest going in the bare minimum you can get away with. My school withdrew me from a set of exams because I didn't go in, but they put me back in when I showed up twice. You could just quit college and do the exams but you would have to pay for them yourself whereas the college pay if you're a student there so I would just muddle through, go in once or twice, call in sick or whatever. It's really annoying because people learn differently and at uni, independent work is encouraged!
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    Yeah I'm trying to do that. They just care about their reputation. Thankyou
    Sorry to hear that. I was counting the days until sixth form was over. I promise that even though it's probably dragging now, university is likely to be different because of many variables and you've got the long summer to look forward to. I know it probably feels crap now but it's worth holding on to those thoughts. Have you seen the college counsellor?...they're perhaps going to be more impartial than a personal tutor.
 
 
 
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