What happens if you drop out of collegeWatch
I recently dropped out of sixth form and I am planning to go to another college in September 2018. I was just wondering if I have to get a job/apprenticeship? If so, what are the consequences if I don't??
I am just a bit confused as to what to do, as I will be going back to full time education before I turn 18 but theres 8/9 months before that where I won't be in education.
Education of some kind is a legal requirement
It’s your parents that will be in trouble
Have a read of this for more info
Quite a few people drop out of second year A Levels at 17 and go into full time jobs. Nothing happens to them so I doubt anything will happen to you. If you intend to go back to college in September then its not like you're completely out. You're just taking a break to improve your well being.
I was not in school from the age of 10 onwards. My parents said they were homeschooling me and nothing else was done about it. No checks or home visits - nothing. I fell through the cracks of they very poor Department of Education who neither checked or cared whether or not I was being educated. My parents didn't care and education meant nothing to them. Once I was able I enroled at college for GCSEs with zero qualifications nor foundation knowledge of any subject. I've now just been offered places on competitive courses at Russell Group universities. I guess what I'm trying to say is the education department will do nothing, if your education doesn't matter to you, why should it matter to them.
hi i was just wondering if you could tell me how this all played out for you? i’m currently sort of going through the same type of situation but haven’t talked to my teachers about it yet i was hoping you could tell me if you or your parents had to face any consequences from this?
Hey, I know this thread is really old but just thought I should reply to this. I left school last year after my GCSEs and hadn't been to college and I can confirm there are no consequences for you or your parents as a result of dropping out or just not even going in the first place. In my case, a lady from the council called my household after around 6 months to find out what exactly I was doing, she was lovely and basically explained that they needed to know whether I was in college, doing an apprenticeship, employed, unemployed etc for their statistics. Also, their job is to provide you any help if you would like it in regards to getting onto courses or just general career advice. Your parents can only get in trouble if you're under 16 as you'd then be below the school leaving age (which is separate to the new laws which require you to be 18 before leaving education).