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Ive started a new school for my Alevels. Ive been there 3 days and I hate it compared to my old one. They are too strict, despite the fact that its the sixth form.

Is anyone else having regrets? Do they go away? How long should you give a school before you decide you hate it?
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How long should you give a school before you decide you hate it?
In your case I'd say about 2 years.
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Ive started a new school for my Alevels. Ive been there 3 days and I hate it compared to my old one. They are too strict, despite the fact that its the sixth form.

Is anyone else having regrets? Do they go away? How long should you give a school before you decide you hate it?
Did you hate your last school? Oh, and what subjects are you doing?
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They have rules for everything! At my old school we could do what we want, call teachers by first names etc. Here they are on about their 'formal atmostphere' which makes it feel like a jail.


Im taking chem, bio, maths, eng + physics. I love my subjects, but this school is over the top with discipline!
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They have rules for everything! At my old school we could do what we want, call teachers by first names etc. Here they are on about their 'formal atmostphere' which makes it feel like a jail.


Im taking chem, bio, maths, eng + physics. I love my subjects, but this school is over the top with discipline!
try not to let it get to you.
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I regret deciding to do Economics
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(Original post by CharleeB)
They have rules for everything! At my old school we could do what we want, call teachers by first names etc. Here they are on about their 'formal atmostphere' which makes it feel like a jail.


Im taking chem, bio, maths, eng + physics. I love my subjects, but this school is over the top with discipline!
doesn't sound that over teh top to me, it sounds like your old school was particularly lax.

I would stick it out because i've always found that teachers that instill more discipline are better in the end. you'll respect them more for it and they'll respect you in return. Keep at it because i think it will be worth it!
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doesn't sound that over teh top to me, it sounds like your old school was particularly lax.

I would stick it out because i've always found that teachers that instill more discipline are better in the end. you'll respect them more for it and they'll respect you in return. Keep at it because i think it will be worth it!
I agree totally with that post. Unless you find yourself being unreasonably punished for really silly things, or that your grades are declining, the teachers are crap, people are horrible, then only should you start thinking about moving out.

I've always been to really strict schools and it's all right in the end.
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you were allowed to call teachers by their first name at secondary school? seems a bit odd- in 6th form maybe, but the majority of 15/16 yr olds would never be allowed to do this all the time. having a few rules here and there isn't gonna do any harm, just go with the flow, like other people have said, as long as you are doing to the best of your ability in the school, and you are making friends, there's no reason for you to leave.
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(Original post by CharleeB)
They have rules for everything! At my old school we could do what we want, call teachers by first names etc. Here they are on about their 'formal atmostphere' which makes it feel like a jail.


Im taking chem, bio, maths, eng + physics. I love my subjects, but this school is over the top with discipline!
Rebel. Get sympathetic students to follow your cause. Protest your case outside the headteachers office, keep it peaceful but annoying. Its your right to say what you think. It's what I'd do. I'm a strong believer in standing up for my own opinions and beliefs. That's why I was elected head boy at my 6th form. I got results through campaigning and protests. You're a 6th form student, not a year 7 fuzzyburger. Fight for your rights to be treated like the young adult you are!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

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I transferred from a comprehensive school to a Grammar school to complete my A-Levels...

I found integrating with existing students difficult, but not impossible...

I was their just a week, when i decided i wanted to do my A-levels elsewhere, however, i kept the faith and achieved AAB

Yes, there will always be groups who are just too cool to associate with a new student... but you must realise that the school environment should be disciplined... after all it's the schools responsibility to see as many students off to third level education as possible...

I found the discipline procedures in my first school much too draconian - with dententions and suspensions commonplace. The students in the grammar school had a much different mentality with regard to work and what they wanted to achieve, therefore the need for discipline was almost redundant (except for on a few).

The experience of moving schools has made me a much stronger person and a person more suited to university life, after all how many people can say that they went to an institution for 2 years knowing nobody?

Its only 2 years, then you're away again...take my advice... work hard, keep the faith and reap the benefits!
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I hate my school. I've not made any new friends (i mean, there's ppl i chat to but i dont feel close to anyone) and it just sucks.
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Its an all girls catholic grammar school. Its way too religous, which i didnt take into account when i applied, and they have petty rules, (or what seems petty to me anyway). The fact is that what other people are used to/ find totally normal isnt the same as what I'm used to. All schools are different, its a matter of taste.

So no one else thinks that they made the wrong decision switching schools?
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Personally I reckon the whole idea of doing A-levels in schools is just wrong. There's a big change from GCSEs to A-levels. You stop being pupils and start being students. But no matter how hard schools try to come to terms with that (and they usually don't), they just can't get over their "school" mentality. The atmosphere at sixth form and FE colleges is so much better.
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I had the chance to go to another college, i wish i had now. its too late to switch.
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