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    When you did (or are about to do) your A-levels, did you have to wear a uniform?
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    Nope, I didn't.
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    I did, but it was slightly different to the lower school which only meant that bus drivers could recognize who was over 16 and charge us adult fares accordingly.

    Nope. Not even in lower school.
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    (Original post by The Man)
    Nope. Not even in lower school.
    Uniform lol, school was lucky if kids wore a uniform of any discription before 6th form, and afterwards it was ripped jeans and safety pins all the way to the A' level exam room. (not my favorite look you understand)
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    No uniform in the sixth form, but in the lower school the worst uniform ever. Seriously, think burgandy blazers, and gold/burgandy ties. Cool huh? It's like our teachers really wanted us to get beat up or something...
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    No, not in sixth form or in the lower years at my school.
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    Uniform lol, school was lucky if kids wore a uniform of any discription before 6th form, and afterwards it was ripped jeans and safety pins all the way to the A' level exam room. (not my favorite look you understand)
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    Ehem, pardon me.

    I wouldn't have worn uniform to Sixth Form. It would have been embarrassing and un-necessary. The students are practically adults, so forcing them into 'school clothes' is treating them like children - not something that should be encouraged.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
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    How subtle
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    We had uniform in years 7-9, then it changed slightly for years 10-11 (still in the same school, but the girls had a straight skirt rather than the pleated one and the boys got a different tie), then in sixth form we didn't have a uniform as such, but we had to be smartly presented. Therefore boys had to wear smart trousers, with either a shirt and tie, or a polo neck shirt top with the school emblem on it, and a jumper that matched it. Girls had to wear smart trousers or skirt, with a smart blouse or top. Denim, Logos and sports clothes we all no no's!!!
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    (Original post by loftx)
    No, not in sixth form or in the lower years at my school.
    we had the worst uniform ever. we had really nasty thinck A-line navy skirts that were so unflattering + horrible to everyone. they were really strict about it not being 'more than 2 inches above the knee when kneeling' and sometime they would make us all file past a teacher after assembly who would get her ruler out!!! so so petty.
    they were the same with shoes being too high + havin labels on. they made people black out the red + green bits on kickers

    *is well into rant now*.

    the shirts were hideous, they were pale blue striped + looked like pyjamas.
    the jumpers had horrid stripes on in the lower school, but by year 10 you were allowed just a plain blue one.
    the blazers... *is struggling for words*...they were that really horrid woolly stuff + you had to wear it to and from school (there werespies everywhere) + in the summer you just about collapsed in the heat.
    tights had to be navy blue (i got shouted at so often for having black tights) + socks had to be knee-high + blue.
    you weren't allowed coats at all except the 'official school ones* which were basically long blazers (ie.hideous) + cost about £100. so no-one wore them

    sorry for rambling on, but it was truly the most dreadful uniform ever, it was itchy and horrid + we either froze or boiled + the school was so pathetic about it.

    thank god i'm now in college and can wear what i want.

    lou xxx
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    (Original post by lou p lou)
    sorry for rambling on, but it was truly the most dreadful uniform ever, it was itchy and horrid + we either froze or boiled + the school was so pathetic about it.

    lou xxx
    dare I even ask their rules on jewellery?!

    Thats really tight about your uniform - ours was strict but by far not that strict. Its as if they want you all to look like clones of each other!!!
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    (Original post by Chicken)
    dare I even ask their rules on jewellery?!

    Thats really tight about your uniform - ours was strict but by far not that strict. Its as if they want you all to look like clones of each other!!!
    jewellery they used to confiscate from us + we had to go get it at the end of every half-term where they had a filing cabinet full of envelopes with everyones' names on. there was this 1 teacher who used to wear tonnes of it + it was so obvious that she just wore everyone's bracelets etc.

    + yes they did want us all to be clones- even hair bobbles/clips had to be 'navy blue and of plain design'.

    they were OTT on all rules (not just uniform), one of the reason's i left was that it didn't improve much in 6th form and i couldn't stand the pettiness any longer.
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    (Original post by lou p lou)
    jewellery they used to confiscate from us + we had to go get it at the end of every half-term where they had a filing cabinet full of envelopes with everyones' names on. there was this 1 teacher who used to wear tonnes of it + it was so obvious that she just wore everyone's bracelets etc.

    + yes they did want us all to be clones- even hair bobbles/clips had to be 'navy blue and of plain design'.

    they were OTT on all rules (not just uniform), one of the reason's i left was that it didn't improve much in 6th form and i couldn't stand the pettiness any longer.
    God that is so petty!!!

    We had a grey check kilt thing, which in year 10 you were allowed a straight skirt of the same design, white blouse (girls had an open neck blouse - we didn't have to wear a tie) and a grey v-neck jumper with gold and black around the neck. We could wear any colour tights (though people stuck to black in winter or colourless in summer cos navy didn't really go with the uniform). We could also choose to wear plain black trousers, if we wanted. Coats had to be a dark colour, but there are no rules on what style, just no big logos. My school were strict on jewellery, one single stud in each ear and that was it - we had the envelope system as well!!!

    However in sixth form we got away with quite a lot. It started off with having to wear a sixth form tie, but cos our head of sixth form absolutely loved our year, he soon changed that to just any tie so log as it co-ordinated with the shirt!!! And we could wear jewellery, but they were still against facial piercings, other than the ear. People used to have to stick bits of plaster over noses and eyebrows to cover up studs!!!
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    My school has two uniforms, one for Lower School, one for sixth form.

    The sixth formers tried to revolt but the headmaster said that there is a huge list of people who want to go to this sixth form and they would be happy to wear the uniform, if you don't want to, you can leave. They went quiet after that.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    *cough*favourite*cough*cough*

    Ehem, pardon me.

    I wouldn't have worn uniform to Sixth Form. It would have been embarrassing and un-necessary. The students are practically adults, so forcing them into 'school clothes' is treating them like children - not something that should be encouraged.
    Speaking of treating people like children…Ok I apologise for my typo and not checking before I posted, but since when has a spelling mistake been a hanging offence?
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    For 6th form, we didn't have to wear uniform, and didn't really have to dress smartly. So we came in whatever clothes although there were some clothes we couldn't wear. I remember lower down the school we had mufti days. In the back of our homework diaries we had a picture of a girl wearing all the things we weren't allowed to wear (e.g. bare midriffs!).
    Though in 5th form, we took all of these pictures and personalised them, making a collage of all the pictues.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    When you did (or are about to do) your A-levels, did you have to wear a uniform?
    6th formers have to wear a dark suit with the 6th form tie.

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    (Original post by PHIL)
    6th formers have to wear a dark suit with the 6th form tie.

    Phil
    Same here.
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    i was free of uniform in sixth form
 
 
 
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