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    I've applied to both a College (separate from any other school and more 'informal' in attitude, as in you call teachers by the first names and wear your own clothes etc.) and then there is also a School in my area that I haven't gone to before but is attached to Y7-Y11, with a sixth form in the same building ( it's also more 'formal' with uniform and calling teachers sir and miss etc.). Basically I can't choose between them and was wondering what others opinions were and experiences in colleges or sixth forms like so! Thank you, Alice x
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    I progressed into and finished sixth form within my high school. It was a straightforward transition that felt natural as I knew all my teachers, peers etc. However, I did sometimes find the presence of younger year groups to be a bit annoying. However, if you currently don't attend a school that has a sixth form, I'd recommend going to a sixth form college. It'll be far more relaxed with only people studying A-Levels and will more than likely be of a higher standard. I have friends that went to college and they've all said that while they missed the school environment, college was a very good experience. So I'd go for that!
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    (Original post by alicelearn)
    I've applied to both a College (separate from any other school and more 'informal' in attitude, as in you call teachers by the first names and wear your own clothes etc.) and then there is also a School in my area that I haven't gone to before but is attached to Y7-Y11, with a sixth form in the same building ( it's also more 'formal' with uniform and calling teachers sir and miss etc.). Basically I can't choose between them and was wondering what others opinions were and experiences in colleges or sixth forms like so! Thank you, Alice x
    I went to a run-of-the-mill college and I had a great time.
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    Go to college! It's so much better than school, you're on such an informal basis (call teachers by first names, no uniform, completely different timetable to school) and you become so much more independent, because the teachers don't hold your hand. I was terrified going to college last year but I've changed so much as a person, and everyone's in the same boat so it isn't as bad as you might think! I have friends who go to sixth form at their school and they're still treated like children, whereas at college you're treated like a young adult, which is so nice. There are pros and cons to both sixth form and college, but I'd definitely say college, you'll meet so many new friends!
 
 
 
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