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    Hi all,

    I've switched Sixth Forms, but I'm seriously missing my old friends and I'm beginning to wonder whether it was worth it. My AS Exams are coming up in three months, and apparently I can change back to my old school for Sixth Form then.

    Here's my plan:
    I take Creative Writing, Computing, English Literature/Language and Film Studies.
    My old school offers Computing and English, both of which I'm positive I will be allowed to take. I'm dropping Film after AS.
    It doesn't offer Creative Writing so I'm thinking I could work on the coursework and past exams at home and possibly take the exam during another exam at my old school. The idea is that Creative Writing requires virtually no studying: it all comes down to the creativity of the individual. In this case I could just practice creative writing in my free periods, and I'm sure if I took the exam I could easily pass.

    What do we think people? Is there any possibility this could work out?
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    Hi all,

    I've switched Sixth Forms, but I'm seriously missing my old friends and I'm beginning to wonder whether it was worth it. My AS Exams are coming up in three months, and apparently I can change back to my old school for Sixth Form then.

    Here's my plan:
    I take Creative Writing, Computing, English Literature/Language and Film Studies.
    My old school offers Computing and English, both of which I'm positive I will be allowed to take. I'm dropping Film after AS.
    It doesn't offer Creative Writing so I'm thinking I could work on the coursework and past exams at home and possibly take the exam during another exam at my old school. The idea is that Creative Writing requires virtually no studying: it all comes down to the creativity of the individual. In this case I could just practice creative writing in my free periods, and I'm sure if I took the exam I could easily pass.

    What do we think people? Is there any possibility this could work out?
    You will probably need to speak to your old school and ask them what they will allow you to do as they may require you to take on an extra AS in order for you to be a full time student, meaning you will have four subjects to do. It's possible (I'm doing 4 A2s) but you'll have to think about whether you can cope with the work.

    Also what do you mean by "take the exam during another exam at my school"? If you are talking about doing creative writing outside your school (since they don't offer it) you will most likely have to take it somewhere else as an external candidate and pay for both the exam and coursework. This takes time to arrange especially when there's coursework involved as a lot of schools and colleges won't accept external candidates if their subject includes coursework as there are issues around marking.

    Lastly, have you checked that your old school uses the same exam boards for your subjects as the place you are currently at? If not they will need to be changed over for which there is a deadline, so you will need to do this as soon as possible. Start researching all of this as soon as your exams are over.
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    (Original post by Ellismall)
    You will probably need to speak to your old school and ask them what they will allow you to do as they may require you to take on an extra AS in order for you to be a full time student, meaning you will have four subjects to do. It's possible (I'm doing 4 A2s) but you'll have to think about whether you can cope with the work.

    Also what do you mean by "take the exam during another exam at my school"? If you are talking about doing creative writing outside your school (since they don't offer it) you will most likely have to take it somewhere else as an external candidate and pay for both the exam and coursework. This takes time to arrange especially when there's coursework involved as a lot of schools and colleges won't accept external candidates if their subject includes coursework as there are issues around marking.

    Lastly, have you checked that your old school uses the same exam boards for your subjects as the place you are currently at? If not they will need to be changed over for which there is a deadline, so you will need to do this as soon as possible. Start researching all of this as soon as your exams are over.
    Thanks for your reply. When you say I may have to take an extra AS level, do you mean in my second year at Sixth form, or now: before I have changed over?

    Thanks, Harry
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    (Original post by DasHarry)
    Thanks for your reply. When you say I may have to take an extra AS level, do you mean in my second year at Sixth form, or now: before I have changed over?

    Thanks, Harry
    You might have to take an extra AS next year at the school you want to change back to. Otherwise you would only be doing two subjects at that school and usually you have to do three to make up enough hours to be classed as a full time student. But you will have to check with the school.
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    Unless I'm missing something it appears you're putting way too much importance on your friends. At the end of the day you need to make the choice that's best for you. If that means not being with your old friends then that's fine. Once you get to uni you'll be making new friends anyways, same for A2 as well.
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    Thanks for the advice guys
 
 
 
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