Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Should I return to school for sixth form? (Just finished GCSEs) Watch

    • Thread Starter

    Part of me really doesn't want to go back to school because I've struggled with keeping up with work and trying to motivate myself to work and go to school throughout most of my GCSEs, but part of me thinks I've just kind of got lazy and can't be bothered anymore, even though I would probably get into sixth form without many/any problems (24th of August will tell😂😬).

    But if I weren't to go to school I don't know what else I would or could do that I'd be interested in, so I'm telling myself that I should go back but I don't really want to. Any advice??

    I would advise you to try it out.. give it 2 weeks or so to see the pace and feeling of sixth form in general. Then make your decision. Don't think that if you don't do sixth form your life is over ... the same goes for not going university, people believe it's the be all and end all but I can tell you it's definitely not. Ask your school to help you find apprenticeships and soon and look for other ways of showing your hardworking and motivated in what you like to do. Apprenticeships could be on anything so you have a wider choice from anything to computing to law and whatever else you want.

    I'm going to straight up tell you that you should go back into education.

    That doesn't necessarily mean that you do A Levels though! You could go and do a btec at a local tech. college or get an apprenticeship if you feel like that's the right step for you.

    Or maybe you just hate your school? You might be able to transfer. What job or job area are you interested in?
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Should Spain allow Catalonia to declare independence?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni


    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:



    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.