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    I haven't applied to a sixth form yet and i don't know if its too late. I did not do well on my mock exams since it was at the beginning of the year and i have improved since then so i don't think they are a good representation of my level.

    so even if it isn't too late to apply will they even interview me because my predicted grades are bad? the sixth form colleges in my area are very academic so this might be a problem.

    I've been stressing over this for a while now please help!
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    Colleges are always more of an issue than sixth forms.
    I'm assuming your at gcse and applying to sixth form, so it should be fine they would give you offers and interview you , though i would say in this interview you should clearly state what you want to happen because, if they are academic they won't let you be so free with subjects. For example you could guarantee them that you will get excellent GCSE results, and when they are neglectful it is best to sound confident that you would (maybe state < I will get an A* in x subject). In their doubt they would start to offer you conditions such as okay if you get this and that, we can enter you for these courses.

    Say they had a person who was predicted C's in something such as maths saying they would want to study maths, if you let them decide things they would not enter you for maths and try to tell you to do a different subject , but then you might as well have gotten an A* on the actual exam (in which case they will accept that).

    I have witnessed people actually apply to sixth forms 1-2 months after classes and still get in.



    If you are confident you will get good results (i believe you should have/are doing GCSE), it would be best to go to the sixth form and talk to them , unless they are specifically full they should offer places... If they are full try different sixth forms or actually come to them with your results in demand for a place. Thats what it should mean if you have excellent grades...
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    (Original post by Aoba)
    Colleges are always more of an issue than sixth forms.
    I'm assuming your at gcse and applying to sixth form, so it should be fine they would give you offers and interview you , though i would say in this interview you should clearly state what you want to happen because, if they are academic they won't let you be so free with subjects. For example you could guarantee them that you will get excellent GCSE results, and when they are neglectful it is best to sound confident that you would (maybe state < I will get an A* in x subject). In their doubt they would start to offer you conditions such as okay if you get this and that, we can enter you for these courses.

    Say they had a person who was predicted C's in something such as maths saying they would want to study maths, if you let them decide things they would not enter you for maths and try to tell you to do a different subject , but then you might as well have gotten an A* on the actual exam (in which case they will accept that).

    I have witnessed people actually apply to sixth forms 1-2 months after classes and still get in.



    If you are confident you will get good results (i believe you should have/are doing GCSE), it would be best to go to the sixth form and talk to them , unless they are specifically full they should offer places... If they are full try different sixth forms or actually come to them with your results in demand for a place. Thats what it should mean if you have excellent grades...
    It's all about how you confront them
    Hi, thanks so much for clearing that up for me i really appreciate it.

    Do you think that i should wait until i get my results to apply or go to them now with my bad predicted grades?
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    (Original post by joe12341234)
    Hi, thanks so much for clearing that up for me i really appreciate it.

    Do you think that i should wait until i get my results to apply or go to them now with my bad predicted grades?
    Go to them now because you can always go to them with your actual results after, attempt to make a condition though and explain circumstances for your worser grades , example i was sick had missed a lot of lessons prior or was in a very bad condition during that time , just point out to them that your confident that you will achieve a lot more , they should have some doubt but it will force them to give you an offer they don't expect you to meet, (which you can then simply meet).
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    I had to apply to all of my sixth forms around december last year, with offers given around march so it may be a bit too late...
 
 
 
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