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Anyone that has been to latymer sixth form recently (especially externals) could you give me your views on Latymer- the edmonton one-. I didn't applu for year 7 cos it wasn't my cup of tea and i applied for year 12 because it is closer to my house than my current secondary school but I didn't think i would get in. Last week, however i got an offer and the conditions i need are so low im guaranteed to meet them so now i'm viewing it as a viable option.

Everyone always hypes it up, saying it's a prestige school better than all the rest but I have heard that externals can find it hard to integrate with those that have been there since year 7. As someone that has battled with social anxiety and depression for years, having to go to a new sixth form where i don't know anyone is already terrifying. I have heard from more than one person that externals can sometimes feel excluded, which is my worst nightmare and so i'm wondering if any of you have experiences that support/contrast that.

Even if you are an internal your view could still help me. I am very happy at my current school and everything is perfect their for me except for the long journey. I know it's a good school but as an external i feel i may not be happy. It is definitely not worth risking my mental health for the sake of a shorter bus journey

Sorry for the long paragraph I am just very anxious , as I said before any views on externals or even just how the teaching is . Please help me
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I applied and then withdrew, just wasn’t the school for me and I’d got in somewhere better anyway. I also knew the current year elevens which I’d be joining and didn’t think I’d fit in well, there is a certain ‘type’ of person that the school is best for I think, but I’m sure if you do go there will be people for you it’s large enough
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(Original post by Sarlamurray)
I applied and then withdrew, just wasn’t the school for me and I’d got in somewhere better anyway. I also knew the current year elevens which I’d be joining and didn’t think I’d fit in well, there is a certain ‘type’ of person that the school is best for I think, but I’m sure if you do go there will be people for you it’s large enough
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Anyone that has been to latymer sixth form recently (especially externals) could you give me your views on Latymer- the edmonton one-. I didn't applu for year 7 cos it wasn't my cup of tea and i applied for year 12 because it is closer to my house than my current secondary school but I didn't think i would get in. Last week, however i got an offer and the conditions i need are so low im guaranteed to meet them so now i'm viewing it as a viable option.

Everyone always hypes it up, saying it's a prestige school better than all the rest but I have heard that externals can find it hard to integrate with those that have been there since year 7. As someone that has battled with social anxiety and depression for years, having to go to a new sixth form where i don't know anyone is already terrifying. I have heard from more than one person that externals can sometimes feel excluded, which is my worst nightmare and so i'm wondering if any of you have experiences that support/contrast that.

Even if you are an internal your view could still help me. I am very happy at my current school and everything is perfect their for me except for the long journey. I know it's a good school but as an external i feel i may not be happy. It is definitely not worth risking my mental health for the sake of a shorter bus journey

Sorry for the long paragraph I am just very anxious , as I said before any views on externals or even just how the teaching is . Please help me
The current y11s are a bit meh but some of the worst are leaving so next year should be better. Also, the size of the sixth form means that there is always a group you'd fit into (the first week is v important for this). Don't worry about social anxiety and depression, there are quite a few people who are similar and people are generally understanding about mental health issues. There isn't pressure to socialise or be "normal" - there are lots of different types of people to hang out with and you can ignore the people who won't help your MH.

If you are happy at Ashmole, I'd always consider staying but Latymer brings new opportunities for a different more academic environment and one can meet many different types of people. Go with your heart. If the bus journey is the only reason you want to come to Latymer, stick with Ashmole because it's good enough for you already in terms of social life etc.
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