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    Hey, so when I started sixth-form (I'm now a yr 13) it was really good. We could sign out if we diddnt have a lesson, we had really nice chairs in a social area and it was great! However, a few months later a new head of sixth-form started here and was a miserable old bat. Within the first week of being there she had removed the social area and replaced the relatively new leather armchairs with plastic school seats and changed the rules so that you can't leave if you don't have a lesson, which I personally feel is madness. I like to work by myself and on some days I only have 1 lesson and I used to then go home and do coursework and further study etc afterwards. I really do get less done now I'm trapped at school as I'm easily distracted, hence why I liked to go home and be alone! Anyway this new head of sixth-form continued this fashion and continued to implement daft rules and schemes, most of which failed quickly and suddenly this lady disappeared and wasn't seen again. Now we have another woman who is just as bad and this week has implemented detentions, in sixth-form! I got a 30 minute detention for arriving at 2 minutes to 9 yesterday morning, and the ironic thing is, I don't have a lesson until 5th period! Is this not too strict? What can we do about this? I have complained till the cows came home but basicly the head implied I was wasting her time and looked the door till I left... Funny thing is my grades are looking worse now than when I went home and was free, so much for being treated like adults, more like year 7's!
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    this literally just sounds like my sixth form. We have 4 lessons (out of 5 total periods) every day - and even if we have a free last period, we're not allowed to leave. If we're too late to a lesson we get a detention, not just too late to school. My form teacher marks us as late if we arrive after the bell, there was one time I got a detention for being 14 seconds late. Our social area gets locked if we don't behave well enough and there isn't really anywhere to work quietly in frees - and we can't leave.


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    Just like my sixth form :/ 5 mins late to your lesson= 1 hour detention, if you don't turn up to your lessons then you get an hour and a half...fun.
    We have to sign in for registration even if we don't have a lesson in the morning, and the teachers are really strict.
    6th form is only for 2 years and tbh it has gone by pretty quickly ... Don't worry about it too much, you are out before you even know it.
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    I'd just ignore her and do as I pleased. I certainly wouldn't have shown up to any detentions. I didn't show up to any of the 30+ I received in year 7 so I'm certainly not going to show up when I'm 16. You're not adults so don't expect to be treated like them, but that sounds ridiculous.
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    All I'd say is keep complaining, and get more people (and their parents) to complain about it as well.
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    Get her to contact me.

    Or leave anonymous advisory tips.

    Tell her to treat the students with some respect in one of them.
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    Lol there are 6th forms that actually do detentions? With mine the only punishment with being late (several times) is having your parents know your punctuality is **** at parents evening and if excessive then a meeting with your head of house.
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    My sixth form was the same, we had a brilliant social area until we got a new deputy head teacher. She removed all the nice tables and chairs, the coffee machine and the kettle. We got left with exam tables and chairs - it completely sucked
 
 
 
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