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    i am starting my a levels in September and recently looked at two schools which interest me.
    the thing is that one school which is bigger, has more after school clubs and is in a bigger town which has more job opportunities is very far away. I would have to wake up at 6:00 and walk down a hill to get the train at 7:30 to be in school by 8:45 and then do the same to come back home. i also won't know anybody at this new school but it is very well talked about.

    The other one is quite literally 1 minute away from me and so it is more convenient and i know people that go to it. however my town is very small and there isn't a lot to do.

    Both schools offer the A-levels which i am thinking i would want to do( french, German, psychology and biology) and both have an athletics team which is the club i would want to join?

    which school would you go for?
    Thank you very much in advance
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    The nearest. My college is a 6 am start away.
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    Go to the closer one. It shouldn't matter where you go, tbh. Just work hard and you'll succeed!
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    (Original post by Thomb)
    The nearest. My college is a 6 am start away.
    Thank you
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    You're right to weigh up the options because it sounds like the college that's furthest away is a better college but then you have friends at your nearest college and you can do more work than when you're travelling ( I get travel sick reading on trains etc.) Plus that hill if its anything like ours (Wales)it'll be steep. Friends are important and being with your friends you'll get support studying.
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    (Original post by blue bear)
    i am starting my a levels in September and recently looked at two schools which interest me.
    the thing is that one school which is bigger, has more after school clubs and is in a bigger town which has more job opportunities is very far away. I would have to wake up at 6:00 and walk down a hill to get the train at 7:30 to be in school by 8:45 and then do the same to come back home. i also won't know anybody at this new school but it is very well talked about.

    The other one is quite literally 1 minute away from me and so it is more convenient and i know people that go to it. however my town is very small and there isn't a lot to do.

    Both schools offer the A-levels which i am thinking i would want to do( french, German, psychology and biology) and both have an athletics team which is the club i would want to join?

    which school would you go for?
    Thank you very much in advance
    imo it sounds like deep down you want to go to the furthest away college

    Furthest away college
    - you'll be able to gain new experiences by going elsewhere- you'll get more independence travelling- you'll make new friends- you don't want to walk up or down the hill but you want to go to the college. - result- you will get healthier and fitter since you will be doing it everyday- there will be more job opportunities in new area- you will get to explore a new area of interest- it has a good reputationNearest college
    - 6th form friendship groups tend to change A LOT once your doing new subjects @ a level so you may end up with different friends - your friends may not get the grades they need for college course therefore may move on
    - convenient
    - not much to do
    - increased risk of dropping out if you don't like the environment of college

    To conclude, if I'm being rational it sounds like your only going to the college nearest because you know people there and has the athletics team. Go for the furthest away option - if you hate it there you can transfer to the sixth form. colleges should help provide a travel bursary if it really is that far away. Check out the facilities & go to open days/evening to confirm your final choice is the right choice
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    imo it sounds like deep down you want to go to the furthest away college

    Furthest away college
    - you'll be able to gain new experiences by going elsewhere- you'll get more independence travelling- you'll make new friends- you don't want to walk up or down the hill but you want to go to the college. - result- you will get healthier and fitter since you will be doing it everyday- there will be more job opportunities in new area- you will get to explore a new area of interest- it has a good reputationNearest college
    - 6th form friendship groups tend to change A LOT once your doing new subjects @ a level so you may end up with different friends - your friends may not get the grades they need for college course therefore may move on
    - convenient
    - not much to do
    - increased risk of dropping out if you don't like the environment of college

    To conclude, if I'm being rational it sounds like your only going to the college nearest because you know people there and has the athletics team. Go for the furthest away option - if you hate it there you can transfer to the sixth form. colleges should help provide a travel bursary if it really is that far away. Check out the facilities & go to open days/evening to confirm your final choice is the right choice
    thanks, that was great help
 
 
 
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