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    Hello!

    I was just wondering what people's views are on the atmosphere in sixth form/college. I was quite exited to come to sixth form to leave all the immaturity and gossiping of secondary school behind but as I near the end of my final year I realise that most things are the same. People can still be very rude and unkind towards each other. I'm just curious as to if your college or sixth form experience was/is similar?
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    Hello!

    I was just wondering what people's views are on the atmosphere in sixth form/college. I was quite exited to come to sixth form to leave all the immaturity and gossiping of secondary school behind but as I near the end of my final year I realise that most things are the same. People can still be very rude and unkind towards each other. I'm just curious as to if your college or sixth form experience was/is similar?
    Its going to vary, so your experience may eb different from everyone elses. Is it the same or a new school.

    You should have more independence and a different relationship with teachers. You are also expected to work harder and be more responsible. The people are the same , except you have more serious students as opposed to the ones who wanted to get away via apprenticeship. You may or may not make good friends. Be aware its only really 18 months, so work hard from the start as that will leave you less to do later. If you make friends great, but if not dont worry. Your exams are more important.
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    I go to a tetiary college which teaches both A Levels and BTEC, including entry level and access courses so you get a good variety of characters that you come across.

    I think first year was more like high school than second year, especially the September-December period where getting grades isnt on most people's minds and making friends is. But as the year went on people became more friendlier and more like adults. It isn't a sharp transition, but people mature as stress builds up.
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    The sixth from I’m at is awful. Recently the school I’m currently studying was taken over by Outwood, who are very totalitarian and their culture is completely different in comparison to the old school. The school was separated by two sites, years 7,8, and 9 at the lower site and years 10,11 and sixth from at upper. This was better as the maturity in age levels were separate, yes, the year 10s and 11s were immature but the sixth from felt more like a sixth from and the students were respected. Now however the lower site has been closed and all years are at the upper site. This is a logistical nightmare. The school is not built to house this many people. The sixth from is now full of students who have been rejected from other sixth forms and the attitude levels are appalling. The study room, and I use the term loosely, is at maximum capacity, people who are trying to studying are outnumbered 3:1 by those who insist on messing about. The sixth form teachers respect the students who are willing to try and who want to be there but respect is a two-way system and some students do not understand the concept of it. There are no free study rooms to avoid the noise and disturbances, the library is the only option but some classes are in there usually and it has been closed during mocks as some exams are taken in there. Overall its appalling and not suitable as a sixth form.
 
 
 
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