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I have a sixth form interview with a new school this week and I’m not sure what to expect.
What type of questions are they going to ask me?
Do I need to change my school uniform into formal clothes because the interview is in the middle of the school day (1:30)?
I just want to have an idea what to expect so I don’t panic when I go there and wear the right thing.
Thank you!
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I have a sixth form interview with a new school this week and I’m not sure what to expect.
What type of questions are they going to ask me?
Do I need to change my school uniform into formal clothes because the interview is in the middle of the school day (1:30)?
I just want to have an idea what to expect so I don’t panic when I go there and wear the right thing.
Thank you!
Ooh, very exciting! I hope you're looking forward to sixth form, I much prefer the independence and it's a lot of work at the same time as fun.

It'll probably be simply you and the sixth form head. They'll ask you things like what subjects you want to do: you'll need to bring a copy of your most recent report so they can see your expected grades most likely. They might ask you your hobbies and whether you know anyone in the sixth form already as well.

Just wear your school clothes unless specifically asked - these are formal enough

Good luck! Any more questions just reply.
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Ooh, very exciting! I hope you're looking forward to sixth form, I much prefer the independence and it's a lot of work at the same time as fun.

It'll probably be simply you and the sixth form head. They'll ask you things like what subjects you want to do: you'll need to bring a copy of your most recent report so they can see your expected grades most likely. They might ask you your hobbies and whether you know anyone in the sixth form already as well.

Just wear your school clothes unless specifically asked - these are formal enough

Good luck! Any more questions just reply.
Thank you so much!
I hope I was as excited as everyone else is for sixth form...but unfortunately i’m being forced to take subjects that I don’t want to and I don’t know how to deal with it anymore.
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Thank you so much!
I hope I was as excited as everyone else is for sixth form...but unfortunately i’m being forced to take subjects that I don’t want to and I don’t know how to deal with it anymore.
Awh that sucks! I’d say I love what I’m doing which is probably what makes it so easy for me to want to work hard? It’s a shame because it motivates yourself if you love what you learn.

Try to push through - you may enjoy the topics more in these subjects and remember nothing lasts forever so it’s only two years of pain until you end up with some really solid qualifications!

It’s not too late to apply for other subjects probably. Why don’t you have a really good chat with your parents as to what YOU want to take and prove to them you will work hard so that they can feel confident that it wasn’t a waste of time by letting you have the choice?

Keep working hard - Sixth Form in general is great. I have no more school uniform - bonus!
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Awh that sucks! I’d say I love what I’m doing which is probably what makes it so easy for me to want to work hard? It’s a shame because it motivates yourself if you love what you learn.

Try to push through - you may enjoy the topics more in these subjects and remember nothing lasts forever so it’s only two years of pain until you end up with some really solid qualifications!

It’s not too late to apply for other subjects probably. Why don’t you have a really good chat with your parents as to what YOU want to take and prove to them you will work hard so that they can feel confident that it wasn’t a waste of time by letting you have the choice?

Keep working hard - Sixth Form in general is great. I have no more school uniform - bonus!
I have tried talking to them and they honestly don’t care about what I want. They want me to become a doctor or something like that and therefore want me to study chemistry in sixth form, which I don’t even like or understand.
I don’t even know what to do anymore.

Also, I had a question, when going to the interview is it better to go alone not accompanied by parents or does it not matter?
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I have tried talking to them and they honestly don’t care about what I want. They want me to become a doctor or something like that and therefore want me to study chemistry in sixth form, which I don’t even like or understand.
I don’t even know what to do anymore.

Also, I had a question, when going to the interview is it better to go alone not accompanied by parents or does it not matter?
Perhaps your grades will speak for themselves (not saying I want you to do poorly of course!) but if you really struggle with Chemistry, it might be reflected in your end of year grade.

For my interview, I went alone. I guess it just shows your independence; although I'm sure it would be fine either way. If in doubt, go alone
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Perhaps your grades will speak for themselves (not saying I want you to do poorly of course!) but if you really struggle with Chemistry, it might be reflected in your end of year grade.

For my interview, I went alone. I guess it just shows your independence; although I'm sure it would be fine either way. If in doubt, go alone
Thank you so much for replying!

Problem is my sister studies chemistry so she explains to me everything, and I do well in exams. I just really don’t want to do it in sixth form, I have absolutely no interest in it
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Thank you so much for replying!

Problem is my sister studies chemistry so she explains to me everything, and I do well in exams. I just really don’t want to do it in sixth form, I have absolutely no interest in it
No worries - I enjoy helping people

That is a tricky situation - is it so much so that you cannot bear to do it another 2 years? Does your school still do AS levels so that you can drop it at the end of the year or no? That's what my school does - so thank goodness I can drop french (the worst thing in my life atm ).

Ultimately, it should be your choice. I think you really need to communicate with your parents - they want what's best for you obviously but it's really up to YOU what you take, not them - it's your future!

Maybe you need to do some serious life planning to convince them this is what you want to do. Explain to them a list of all the reasons why you want to do your fave subjects, find future careers that interest you, related uni degrees etc - pull out your school report too as further evidence that you are perhaps excelling at what you enjoy and you feel way more motivated to do it. Hooopppeefully they may listen to you - this is the end result so you may need to be a bit pushy about it unfortunately!
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I wouldn’t even worry about it, they usually ask u what A- levels or BTEC courses you want to do and why. They usually want to know about you as a person, the ones I attended were really nice and I got in. They also asked me what are my hobbies outside of school and what I want to do at university. Hope this helped but they do look at your grades as well
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Thank you so much for replying!

Problem is my sister studies chemistry so she explains to me everything, and I do well in exams. I just really don’t want to do it in sixth form, I have absolutely no interest in it
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No worries - I enjoy helping people

That is a tricky situation - is it so much so that you cannot bear to do it another 2 years? Does your school still do AS levels so that you can drop it at the end of the year or no? That's what my school does - so thank goodness I can drop french (the worst thing in my life atm ).

Ultimately, it should be your choice. I think you really need to communicate with your parents - they want what's best for you obviously but it's really up to YOU what you take, not them - it's your future!

Maybe you need to do some serious life planning to convince them this is what you want to do. Explain to them a list of all the reasons why you want to do your fave subjects, find future careers that interest you, related uni degrees etc - pull out your school report too as further evidence that you are perhaps excelling at what you enjoy and you feel way more motivated to do it. Hooopppeefully they may listen to you - this is the end result so you may need to be a bit pushy about it unfortunately!
I would much rather do English literature in A-levels because I write fiction and it would help with my writing, also I enjoy it. Chemistry is a hard subject and it’s hard to take it along with the other subjects i’m doing (maths, biology and psychology). I think adding a mix of huminities to that would be good (considering I like humanities much more than sciences).

Thank you i’m going to try again with them (hopefully I can change my options because I already gave the form in).
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I wouldn’t even worry about it, they usually ask u what A- levels or BTEC courses you want to do and why. They usually want to know about you as a person, the ones I attended were really nice and I got in. They also asked me what are my hobbies outside of school and what I want to do at university. Hope this helped but they do look at your grades as well
Thank you so much! This helped and now I don’t need to panic over it
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I would much rather do English literature in A-levels because I write fiction and it would help with my writing, also I enjoy it. Chemistry is a hard subject and it’s hard to take it along with the other subjects i’m doing (maths, biology and psychology). I think adding a mix of huminities to that would be good (considering I like humanities much more than sciences).

Thank you i’m going to try again with them (hopefully I can change my options because I already gave the form in).
History is a very valued subject especially at university because it really develops your essay skills, so that's a good idea

And good luck! I'm sure your school will be fine with you changing at the last minute, my school were and they're relatively strict!
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History is a very valued subject especially at university because it really develops your essay skills, so that's a good idea

And good luck! I'm sure your school will be fine with you changing at the last minute, my school were and they're relatively strict!
Thank you! I’m hoping to do English literature or history instead of chemistry, since they are my favourite subjects
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Thank you! I’m hoping to do English literature or history instead of chemistry, since they are my favourite subjects
Understood. English is also a core subject of course, but make sure you're up to quotes because you have to learn many texts and they are all tricky in their own way!
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