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    (Original post by whatasponge)
    For the past four months I've been stressing non-stop. I only have four/five months until my exams, and the fact I'll be moving on soon makes me nauseous.

    Here's the thing: I can't decide between college or Sixth Form.

    I've tried talking to people about it, but everybody keeps telling me to go with whatever I want to do, but I don't know what I want to do. I know nobody can choose for me, but I wish people had good enough advice to at least help me.

    I think I have the capability to achieve the grades I need to get into Sixth Form, but I'm not sure if I actually want to go to Sixth Form. I've struggled a lot with my GCSEs, so I can't imagine what it'll be like doing A-Levels.

    Thing is, I know that doing A-Levels means keeping my options open as I'm doing more than one course, whereas in college you only get to study one. I don't want to study something in college only to complete it and then think at the end, "Well, what do I do now?"

    However, I don't want to spend two years of my life juggling subjects and just memorising things. I don't even know if I want to go to university. I'm so lost, and I feel so stupid because it seems like everybody else in my year knows what they want to do, and the majority of them are choosing A-Levels. So not only do I feel lost, I also feel really stupid.

    There's this stigma around college that if you go there, then you're 'dumb', 'lazy', 'have no future', etc.. or at least that's what I've heard some people say. I'm sure that's not true, but the idea of college just doesn't appeal to me.

    Also, in Sixth Form I know the teachers/ staff pester students for coursework, homework, etc, and in college they don't. I'm not good at managing time, but I really don't like the idea of Sixth Form.

    I just feel so stupid and pathetic. I don't know what to do. I just can't shake away the feeling that regardless of what I choose I'll be unhappy. I'm not the brightest bulb in the box but I always thought I'd be going Sixth Form, and now everything I had planned is just gone. :ashamed:
    Generally, what kind of grades are you getting?
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    (Original post by whatasponge)
    For the past four months I've been stressing non-stop. I only have four/five months until my exams, and the fact I'll be moving on soon makes me nauseous.

    Here's the thing: I can't decide between college or Sixth Form.

    I've tried talking to people about it, but everybody keeps telling me to go with whatever I want to do, but I don't know what I want to do. I know nobody can choose for me, but I wish people had good enough advice to at least help me.

    I think I have the capability to achieve the grades I need to get into Sixth Form, but I'm not sure if I actually want to go to Sixth Form. I've struggled a lot with my GCSEs, so I can't imagine what it'll be like doing A-Levels.

    Thing is, I know that doing A-Levels means keeping my options open as I'm doing more than one course, whereas in college you only get to study one. I don't want to study something in college only to complete it and then think at the end, "Well, what do I do now?"

    However, I don't want to spend two years of my life juggling subjects and just memorising things. I don't even know if I want to go to university. I'm so lost, and I feel so stupid because it seems like everybody else in my year knows what they want to do, and the majority of them are choosing A-Levels. So not only do I feel lost, I also feel really stupid.

    There's this stigma around college that if you go there, then you're 'dumb', 'lazy', 'have no future', etc.. or at least that's what I've heard some people say. I'm sure that's not true, but the idea of college just doesn't appeal to me.

    Also, in Sixth Form I know the teachers/ staff pester students for coursework, homework, etc, and in college they don't. I'm not good at managing time, but I really don't like the idea of Sixth Form.

    I just feel so stupid and pathetic. I don't know what to do. I just can't shake away the feeling that regardless of what I choose I'll be unhappy. I'm not the brightest bulb in the box but I always thought I'd be going Sixth Form, and now everything I had planned is just gone. :ashamed:
    You do know colleges have A-Level students too? What do you enjoy? About the stigma you shouldn't worry about that and just work hard, do what you enjoy and something which can get you where you want to be even if that means taking a BTEC. I personally don't like BTEC's but they work for some people and get them to university. However if your looking for a higher apprenticeship then A-Levels are more important. You could also do an apprenticeship after GCSE but they are not that good. This is because GCSE's are really easy compared to A-Levels and most people pass. If you don't know what you want to do just think about it. Don't stress about it and just keep doors open. If you spend an hour a day researching it I am sure you will find something.
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    (Original post by whatasponge)
    Bs and Cs, though there are quite some low ones, but I think I might be able to pull them up. I've had quite a few panic attacks during some exams so some of my grades aren't exactly fantastic.
    Oh. If you like exams and want to do something in the future that might require higher education then you'll have to go to sixth form. If you don't like exams and can do your chosen course at college then you might as well go to college.
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    (Original post by whatasponge)
    Bs and Cs, though there are quite some low ones, but I think I might be able to pull them up. I've had quite a few panic attacks during some exams so some of my grades aren't exactly fantastic.
    B's and C's in past papers isn't bad at this moment in time. Past papers, exam technique and a good healthy life style you could possibly get all A's no joke.
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    doing a levels at college rather than a sixth form is a bit different. at a college you have much more freedom and things are generally more informal. that doesn't mean you would get worse grades there. i know at my college, if people don't do their homework then it's their choice and teachers aren't going to go after them to go and get it.
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    If you struggle with GCSEs then DEFINETlY DO NOT do A-Levels especially STEM Subjects unless you're prepared to be a sweaty hermit.
 
 
 
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