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I'm dreading my college induction day!

I know I will know nobody, and I will probably be really shy!! 9am till 4pm, I dread it and then I probably won't have a clue how to get back home!

Give me tips and advice
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what college is it for?
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Do you mean sixth form college?
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pontefract new college

not a 6th form if that means doing it at my old high school, they don't offer it
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I'm pretty sure sixth form is used for schools and colleges.


It'll be fine. There'll be so many people in exactly the same boat. And you should have loads to talk about, as everyone's starting new things, so you can ask them about school, exams and other such pointless-in-any-other-situation things.
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It will be fun, enjoy yourself. new friends
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I didn't enjoy mine very much, don't worry it'll soon be over though, and hopefully you'll meet some nice people. At lunchtime i asked some random A2 people if i could play football with them.
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(Original post by Johnt)
I'm dreading my college induction day!

I know I will know nobody, and I will probably be really shy!! 9am till 4pm, I dread it and then I probably won't have a clue how to get back home!

Give me tips and advice
My tactic for getting through mine was thinking 'in a few hours it will be over, just a few more hours... etc'
I was dreading mine so much that i felt sick and didn't eat all day, tip: don't do that!
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What are you scared about?

Advice: if there are no tic girls dont go.
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What are you scared about?

Advice: if there are no tic girls dont go.
Are you imasillynarb? Why were you banned?
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Are you imasillynarb? Why were you banned?
I dont know, or care to be honest. Im glad I got banned, it put things in perspective.
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I dont know, or care to be honest. Im glad I got banned, it put things in perspective.
Seems a little unfair but nevermind.
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Seems a little unfair but nevermind.
Like I said, I honestly dont care

What is a college induction day anyway? I cant remember mine..I remember coming in one day and then the teachers of the subjects I chose/wanted to choose talked about like...the subject...and stuff
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I'm dreading my college induction day!

I know I will know nobody, and I will probably be really shy!! 9am till 4pm, I dread it and then I probably won't have a clue how to get back home!

Give me tips and advice
Are you normally shy? There are buses nowadays, you can ask at the office which bus to get and you'll meet people there. All will be good. I think you could miss the induction day but you'd still have to go at the start, but then you'd be even more lost and people would already have met each other. Go to the induction, it won't kill you and it's only half a day, I'm sure. Mine only lasted from 9-1pm.
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What is a college induction day anyway? I cant remember mine..I remember coming in one day and then the teachers of the subjects I chose/wanted to choose talked about like...the subject...and stuff
Yes you get taster lessons, it gives you a feel of the teachers, prevents you getting lost around the site in September - to be lost in July is much better apparently, and also many subjects only begin at AS level and are new to people, so it lets them see for the first time what they're really like before they go and decide that they want to do it for two years. They may also meet people and have some friends for when the first day comes along. Very boring i think, but worthwhile, and it helped me decide not to do phychology or chemistry.
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Are you normally shy? There are buses nowadays, you can ask at the office which bus to get and you'll meet people there. All will be good. I think you could miss the induction day but you'd still have to go at the start, but then you'd be even more lost and people would already have met each other. Go to the induction, it won't kill you and it's only half a day, I'm sure. Mine only lasted from 9-1pm.
The length of it is purely down to chance, subjects can't all be 'taught' at every period of the day, if the four or so subjects you want to look at are periods 1,2,3 and 4 then yes, you'll go early, but you might be unlucky have have one right at the end making it a full day. I actually went to 7 taster lessons and left at 4pm, being the busy bee that i am.
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Yes you get taster lessons, it gives you a feel of the teachers, prevents you getting lost around the site in September - to be lost in July is much better apparently, and also many subjects only begin at AS level and are new to people, so it lets them see for the first time what they're really like before they go and decide that they want to do it for two years. They may also meet people and have some friends for when the first day comes along. Very boring i think, but worthwhile, and it helped me decide not to do phychology or chemistry.
Yeh, I didnt originally wanna do physics but someone asked me to go with them as I wasnt doing anything for that lesson. My teacher gave the most amazing talk and I knew I wanted to do it after that, 2 years later Im off to uni to do it :cool:
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Yeh, I didnt originally wanna do physics but someone asked me to go with them as I wasnt doing anything for that lesson. My teacher gave the most amazing talk and I knew I wanted to do it after that, 2 years later Im off to uni to do it
I didn't even go to a physics one because i'm so sure i want to do it anyway, the only subject that'll ever have a chance of beating it to me is history, i'll probably be doing that at uni, unless AS and A-level physics is as good as you make it out to be.
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