Help! Sixth form or college - Year 12

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Apologies in advance for the essay😂

I didn't like my school so I'm leaving to begin my A-levels in a different sixth form or college.

My two choices are a college which:
• Has more freedom an important aspect for me, as being in an institutional environment is a constant reminder of my old school. I consider myself quite independent and feel I would manage well in this environment.

•I've already been accepted

•Can wear my own clothes, I always feel more comfortable in my own clothes than uniform.

CONS
• Has a chavy reputation, the boys only seem to be here to look at girls - from what I've seen and heard.🤷🏾*♀️

•There aren't many a level choices only 15, there fore I'd be doing PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES.
I'd rather do geography as it's a facilitating subject, they don't offer GEOGRAPHY there as an a level.

• A* - B percentage is very low

My other choice is a sixth form:

• Offers way more a levels - I could now do geography and possibly change sociology or psychology so it's not all humanities I.e GEOGRAPY, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS

• Excellent a level results

CONS
• I'll be back in an institutional environment, there is a huge chance it will feel like being back in my old school - being treated like a kid hating school.

• Sounds silly but... I'll have to wear formal clothes buy some sixth form outfits.

Also could you recommend a level subjects which are regarded as 'good'/facilitating subjects. NOT MATHS, HISTORY OR SCIENCE THO I ONLY ACHIEVED A B AND DISLIKE THEM VERY MUCH.

IM NOT SURE WHAT CAREER PATH I WILL TAKE IN THE FUTURE.

If you are reading this thank you, I know it was a lot❤️
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I think you should go to sixth form, sacrificing a few things is worth it in my opinion for good grades instead of going to a college with bad influence and distracting you and may even result in you having bad grades.

I'm referencing to one of Muhammad ali's quotes (i know it's not relevant)
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" - Muhammad ali
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Definitely sixth form purely because it offers the subjects that you want to do and are useful to you. You don't want to go to college, not do geography, and realise that you want to do something geography related in the future.

You are studying A levels for your future, so go to places where you may perform the best and offers your subject.

I'm not sure about you, but I don't find wearing uniform is too bothersome. I don't think it is something that should influence your decision?
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Go to college you will have wayyyy more fun.
These are the advantages:
- More freees! My sixth form friends are in at 8 out at 3 latest (usually 5) mostly. Trust me that's peak I have loads of frees to go KFC/do extra revision but mainly just KFC and socialising. It's pretty fantastic.
- Finally get to leave school and experience something very different.
- Treated like an adult. Colleges don't waste time on detentions and that malarkey. If you don't work you don't get work done you probably fail as simple as that. This allows you to choose your own way to revise and also provides you with something school kids will never get - REAL LIFE SKILLS.
- All colleges are wear own clothes so no worrying with suits and stuff.
- Colleges usually provide better amenities like gyms and free wi-if.

It's nonsense that you will perform better at a sixth form school. Stats may show this but this is because they select more so don't take in dimwits. School pupils only learn how to get good grades being walked through step-by-step. That's why the stats also show that college kids with equivalent grades to school kids at A-level go on to do better at University!! I got A* maths in year 12 at college and also did loads of drinking and partying and sniffing it was absolutely lit af.
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I think you should go to sixth form, sacrificing a few things is worth it in my opinion for good grades instead of going to a college with bad influence and distracting you and may even result in you having bad grades.

I'm referencing to one of Muhammad ali's quotes (i know it's not relevant)
"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" - Muhammad ali
Thank you so much for your advice! I've made my decision, I will be joining sixth form.
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[QUOTE=Baaah;73572588]Definitely sixth form purely because it offers the subjects that you want to do and are useful to you. You don't want to go to college, not do geography, and realise that you want to do something geography related in the future.

You are studying A levels for your future, so go to places where you may perform the best and offers your subject.

I'm not sure about you, but I don't find wearing uniform is too bothersome. I don't think it is something that should influence your decision?[/QUOTE
(Original post by Baaah)
Definitely sixth form purely because it offers the subjects that you want to do and are useful to you. You don't want to go to college, not do geography, and realise that you want to do something geography related in the future.

You are studying A levels for your future, so go to places where you may perform the best and offers your subject.

I'm not sure about you, but I don't find wearing uniform is too bothersome. I don't think it is something that should influence your decision?
Your advice is much appreciated, I have decided to go to sixth form.
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Go to college you will have wayyyy more fun.
These are the advantages:
- More freees! My sixth form friends are in at 8 out at 3 latest (usually 5) mostly. Trust me that's peak I have loads of frees to go KFC/do extra revision but mainly just KFC and socialising. It's pretty fantastic.
- Finally get to leave school and experience something very different.
- Treated like an adult. Colleges don't waste time on detentions and that malarkey. If you don't work you don't get work done you probably fail as simple as that. This allows you to choose your own way to revise and also provides you with something school kids will never get - REAL LIFE SKILLS.
- All colleges are wear own clothes so no worrying with suits and stuff.
- Colleges usually provide better amenities like gyms and free wi-if.

It's nonsense that you will perform better at a sixth form school. Stats may show this but this is because they select more so don't take in dimwits. School pupils only learn how to get good grades being walked through step-by-step. That's why the stats also show that college kids with equivalent grades to school kids at A-level go on to do better at University!! I got A* maths in year 12 at college and also did loads of drinking and partying and sniffing it was absolutely lit af.
Thank you!
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(Original post by RXMXXKX)
Apologies in advance for the essay😂

I didn't like my school so I'm leaving to begin my A-levels in a different sixth form or college.

My two choices are a college which:
• Has more freedom an important aspect for me, as being in an institutional environment is a constant reminder of my old school. I consider myself quite independent and feel I would manage well in this environment.

•I've already been accepted

•Can wear my own clothes, I always feel more comfortable in my own clothes than uniform.

CONS
• Has a chavy reputation, the boys only seem to be here to look at girls - from what I've seen and heard.🤷🏾*♀️

•There aren't many a level choices only 15, there fore I'd be doing PSYCHOLOGY SOCIOLOGY AND BUSINESS STUDIES.
I'd rather do geography as it's a facilitating subject, they don't offer GEOGRAPHY there as an a level.

• A* - B percentage is very low

My other choice is a sixth form:

• Offers way more a levels - I could now do geography and possibly change sociology or psychology so it's not all humanities I.e GEOGRAPY, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICS

• Excellent a level results

CONS
• I'll be back in an institutional environment, there is a huge chance it will feel like being back in my old school - being treated like a kid hating school.

• Sounds silly but... I'll have to wear formal clothes buy some sixth form outfits.

Also could you recommend a level subjects which are regarded as 'good'/facilitating subjects. NOT MATHS, HISTORY OR SCIENCE THO I ONLY ACHIEVED A B AND DISLIKE THEM VERY MUCH.

IM NOT SURE WHAT CAREER PATH I WILL TAKE IN THE FUTURE.

If you are reading this thank you, I know it was a lot❤️
English language?
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English language?
I would, but I'm honestly so bad at English. I only got a 6.
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I would, but I'm honestly so bad at English. I only got a 6.
Same
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Same
Could of been worse; we could of failed completely!
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Could of been worse; we could of failed completely!
Let's just say English isn't my forte
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Go to college you will have wayyyy more fun.
These are the advantages:
- More freees! My sixth form friends are in at 8 out at 3 latest (usually 5) mostly. Trust me that's peak I have loads of frees to go KFC/do extra revision but mainly just KFC and socialising. It's pretty fantastic.
- Finally get to leave school and experience something very different.
- Treated like an adult. Colleges don't waste time on detentions and that malarkey. If you don't work you don't get work done you probably fail as simple as that. This allows you to choose your own way to revise and also provides you with something school kids will never get - REAL LIFE SKILLS.
- All colleges are wear own clothes so no worrying with suits and stuff.
- Colleges usually provide better amenities like gyms and free wi-if.

It's nonsense that you will perform better at a sixth form school. Stats may show this but this is because they select more so don't take in dimwits. School pupils only learn how to get good grades being walked through step-by-step. That's why the stats also show that college kids with equivalent grades to school kids at A-level go on to do better at University!! I got A* maths in year 12 at college and also did loads of drinking and partying and sniffing it was absolutely lit af.
Not undermining colleges or anything, but please tell me you are joking with this comment?
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Not undermining colleges or anything, but please tell me you are joking with this comment?
100% not joking. Why would you think that? Colleges are great 😂
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100% not joking. Why would you think that? Colleges are great 😂
I agree colleges are great, but sixth forms are great too

No need to completely undermine sixth forms though, because a lot of people find it more comfortable in sixth forms and perform a lot better!
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(Original post by Baaah)
I agree colleges are great, but sixth forms are great too

No need to completely undermine sixth forms though, because a lot of people find it more comfortable in sixth forms and perform a lot better!
Yeah okay sixth forms are good if you don't feel ready for such independence or would like more support with revision and stuff. Also if you are enjoying your school life why change? However from the description it sounded like they felt quite independent and also didn't like school. I also wanted to challenge the view that sixth forms are more academic vs colleges are chavvy and btec.
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Either way gets you to University (Depending in your grades). So why should it matter? You're only there for two years...
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I may be biased (having gone to a 6th form) but i would say sacrifice the extra frees and casual clothes and go to 6th form. I found at A-level the teachers relax and treat you less like a kid and more of a peer, also you're support will likely be better as they offer the courses you actually want to do, at college you will have to settle for ones you don't want to do as much. And you do eventually get used to business wear trust me, and by the end most teachers don't care what you turn up in so long as you go to the class :,) We were all in jeans by the end of the year.
If you feel college will absolutely by best for you and your future, then go for it! But I personally would recommend 6th form
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Go to a lax sixth form. I'm doing 4 subject and have 9 hours of frees next year and no uniform. Never gotten a detention either although there is a system for if you start not doing homework or if you have bad behavior. The only negative really is that there are loads of little ***** (years 7-11) on the school site still.
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Go to a lax sixth form. I'm doing 4 subject and have 9 hours of frees next year and no uniform. Never gotten a detention either although there is a system for if you start not doing homework or if you have bad behavior. The only negative really is that there are loads of little ***** (years 7-11) on the school site still.
'loads of little *****'
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