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    I study at Dudley Sixth and I'm coming to the end of my first year and I have to say that I am honestly hating it. Two out of Five of my tutors are terrible, Two are decent and One is good. For the two that I feel I will fail, I have been making complaints about the tutors since the first two weeks of the year. It then came out that they will do nothing about the style of teaching of the one because "in previous years he has had a good pass rate", despite the fact that we new have a new specification and the whole year feel that his style is not helpful. For the second class that I feel I will fail, it seems that the college do not care at all. He has never had a class pass and the college will do nothing because he is a governor! How ridiculous, right? Don't get me wrong though, there are positives of the college. We have access to all of the college's buildings f we present our student IDs, we get discounts, we have a costa that is cheaper than the franchise itself, we have new buildings and new facilities springing up all of the time.
    My question is this though, do you regret studying where you are? My answer would be yes. But frankly, I can't do anything about it as no other institutions will allow me to carry forward with all A-levels as they do not have the same exam boards for all. How do you all feel though?
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    I study at Dudley Sixth and I'm coming to the end of my first year and I have to say that I am honestly hating it. Two out of Five of my tutors are terrible, Two are decent and One is good. For the two that I feel I will fail, I have been making complaints about the tutors since the first two weeks of the year. It then came out that they will do nothing about the style of teaching of the one because "in previous years he has had a good pass rate", despite the fact that we new have a new specification and the whole year feel that his style is not helpful. For the second class that I feel I will fail, it seems that the college do not care at all. He has never had a class pass and the college will do nothing because he is a governor! How ridiculous, right? Don't get me wrong though, there are positives of the college. We have access to all of the college's buildings f we present our student IDs, we get discounts, we have a costa that is cheaper than the franchise itself, we have new buildings and new facilities springing up all of the time.
    My question is this though, do you regret studying where you are? My answer would be yes. But frankly, I can't do anything about it as no other institutions will allow me to carry forward with all A-levels as they do not have the same exam boards for all. How do you all feel though?
    I deeply regret where I chose to study - should have gone to a college not 6th form , my 6th forms facilities are pretty rubbish compared to the college I've applied to. Luckily I realised this around january (in year 12) and now I'm going to college next year - so I've been entered for all of my AS subjects (doing new ones though) couldn't you transfer to another local college/sixth form? or drop that subject this year & pick up a new one next year? which subject is the one you dislike? i'm guessing you could be a science student since u do 5 subjects? isn't there multiple classes for that subject which you could move to?
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    I'm at a college. It's looked down upon in my locality because they mainly offer vocational courses, but their soxth form is actually really really good. Love the independence too.
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    Yeah, the independence of colleges and sixthforms are great.
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    I love my sixth form! One of my teachers is a bit like that too, last year everyone in his class got a D.

    If you're really not liking your school why not just start year 12 again at another college? Especially if the bad teaching means that you can't get the grades you were hoping for
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    My opinion changes on where I am a lot tbh.. Sometimes I regret leaving sixth form because I realise I got a pretty good offer and had a good group of friends but I like how independent college can be sometimes and its made me a lot more focused on my work. 2/3 of my teachers are good, one just abruptly left so we had a supply and that's made us so behind on 2 units which is annoying but we're getting there haha. At the beginning of the year at college I focused more on trying to go back to my sixth form instead of trying to make friends so I think that's where I went wrong the most.
 
 
 
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