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    I'm currently in Year. 11 and so next year will be going to sixth form/college. I've chosen to do A-levels and have managed to get a place at two schools. The first one is the school that I'm at and the second one is a school with apparently a better sixth form and results. I really want to go to the sixth form of the school I'm currently at however my parents feel it is best for me to go to the other school. I have tried talking to them but they both seem to shut me off at any talk of my discussing which school I want to do my A-levels at. My dad keeps saying that it's "his choice" where I go but I don't see how that's fair. I know that I would be extremely unhappy if I went to the other school and I am so worried that he is somehow going to "force" me to go there.
    Advice/help on what I can do to prevent this happening.
    P.s. I moved schools in Year.7 and suffered panic attacks and anxiety for a year and I really don't want this to happen again as it will affect my education while it being such an important time doing A-levels.
    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by jasmine_cannon)
    I need help!
    I'm currently in Year. 11 and so next year will be going to sixth form/college. I've chosen to do A-levels and have managed to get a place at two schools. The first one is the school that I'm at and the second one is a school with apparently a better sixth form and results. I really want to go to the sixth form of the school I'm currently at however my parents feel it is best for me to go to the other school. I have tried talking to them but they both seem to shut me off at any talk of my discussing which school I want to do my A-levels at. My dad keeps saying that it's "his choice" where I go but I don't see how that's fair. I know that I would be extremely unhappy if I went to the other school and I am so worried that he is somehow going to "force" me to go there.
    Advice/help on what I can do to prevent this happening.
    P.s. I moved schools in Year.7 and suffered panic attacks and anxiety for a year and I really don't want this to happen again as it will affect my education while it being such an important time doing A-levels.
    Thanks in advance
    You need to discuss this in depth with your parents, calmly and sensibly. You need to be happy where you end up, but it will be extremely difficult if your parents don't support your decision. The only way you can resolve this is by having a good discussion about the situation. You both need to talk about the pros and cons of each school. Try to understand your parents' point of view and why they feel so strongly against your current school - I'm sure they wouldn't cause you this much stress without having a good reason. Also put across your point of having a bad experience moving schools and that you're concerned this will happen again. Similarly you need to be open to the possibility that this will be a better school and that you could thrive there. If you're looking at going to university you will be thrown outside of your comfort zone in a different learning environment with new people and moving schools before sixth form can be really good preparation for that, especially if you're an anxious person.
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    You need to discuss this in depth with your parents, calmly and sensibly. You need to be happy where you end up, but it will be extremely difficult if your parents don't support your decision. The only way you can resolve this is by having a good discussion about the situation. You both need to talk about the pros and cons of each school. Try to understand your parents' point of view and why they feel so strongly against your current school - I'm sure they wouldn't cause you this much stress without having a good reason. Also put across your point of having a bad experience moving schools and that you're concerned this will happen again. Similarly you need to be open to the possibility that this will be a better school and that you could thrive there. If you're looking at going to university you will be thrown outside of your comfort zone in a different learning environment with new people and moving schools before sixth form can be really good preparation for that, especially if you're an anxious person.
    Thank you so much!
 
 
 
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