I’m completely undecided on which sixth form to go for. Both are excellent but come with their pros and cons.
School A is close to home, it’s my own schools sixth form, the headteacher is begging me to go there and I already know my subject teachers and their style of teaching. They get above average results which I need to do law at the universties I’m looking into. The only problem I have is that I want a completely fresh start with new people and here a lot of other students from my school will follow onto the sixth form.
School B is a Russel-Group University’s Sixth Form which will help my chances when applying to UCl, LSE and UOB. It seems to get good grades and it would be a completely fresh start for me. One problem is the fact it starts earlier and finishes later, I’d have to get two trains and a bus just to get there. It’s a new sixth form so there’s not many reviews on it and it seems to be more science based whereas I’m looking at essay based subjects. The teachers here don’t know me and I’m not used to their style of teaching. It’s a lot more strict on uniform but it will open up many Moreno opportunities for my life after sixth form.
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I don’t know which Sixth Form to go to watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-02-2018 23:40
- 28-02-2018 23:42
I would recommend school A.
- 01-03-2018 00:58
You'll have plenty of new people - classes change and you'll meet people you didn't really know from your previous school, and new additions will come to the school. Also, knowing your teachers is great - you know exactly what to expect and how you should be doing things to keep on top of everything, but more importantly, they know you. They'll know where and when to help you, push you etc. Also, they'll be writing recommendations - so already knowing you will definitely help them out. Newer schools are also more risky - some might look good but aren't established enough to be confident in what their doing. And if the focus is on the wrong place for you? Besides, two trains and a bus is not worth the time, money and effort. You'll waste so much time and feel so tired after travelling so much, which isn't going to help.
Pick A. Besides, if you hate it, you can always swap.
- Thread Starter
- 02-03-2018 21:16
A definitely seems the better option. I think the only thing I’m worrying about is not getting into the university I want to go to, but that will more likely be down to my grade than where I went to sixth form.