Is NCS worth it? And is it better in certain areas? Watch

san_cisco
Badges: 11
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
Hi😊I'm 17 and I'm thinking of doing NCS is Birmingham this year. I used to live in Reading and I heard great reviews from a lot of my friends who went to the one up in Reading. However, whenever I go online to get other opinions, people claim that it's not very good? Is this just NCS as a whole or is NCS better in some areas of the UK?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Laurence010401
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
I did NCS Oxfordshire, and I can say that it was the best experience of my entire life, especially as it was my first ever experience of proper friendship.
I also happen to know that in the first week there happened to be a Birmingham group staying in the same place as us lol (I found out in the most awkward way possible lmao)
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Tarun_Singh
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 weeks ago
#3
it's great, I did it in Nuneaton but we had people from bham in our wave, I recommend it
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
Meganxo447
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 weeks ago
#4
I dropped out last minute as they lied about everything we were doing. My friends did it in Peterborough/ Stamford area and not one person liked it but this was about 3 years ago.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Laurence010401
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#5
Report 4 weeks ago
#5
(Original post by Meganxo447)
I dropped out last minute as they lied about everything we were doing. My friends did it in Peterborough/ Stamford area and not one person liked it but this was about 3 years ago.
Yes they lie
They told the Oxfordshire people wales or Devon
Then we end up in Swindon 😂
Cheeky *******s
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
Meganxo447
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 weeks ago
#6
(Original post by Laurence010401)
Yes they lie
They told the Oxfordshire people wales or Devon
Then we end up in Swindon 😂
Cheeky *******s
They didn’t just lie about the location but how long we were on the program for, how many hours we had to do and what we would be doing during those weeks 😤. If you’re a artistic person I’d recommend doing the arts award program as not many people know about it .
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
Laurence010401
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#7
Report 4 weeks ago
#7
(Original post by Meganxo447)
They didn’t just lie about the location but how long we were on the program for, how many hours we had to do and what we would be doing during those weeks 😤. If you’re a artistic person I’d recommend doing the arts award program as not many people know about it .
I’m not really an artistic person
I am an autistic person thoooo
But there’s probably a big difference, even tho it’s only one letter 😂
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
Meganxo447
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 weeks ago
#8
(Original post by Laurence010401)
I’m not really an artistic person
I am an autistic person thoooo
But there’s probably a big difference, even tho it’s only one letter 😂
https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64
I’ve nearly finished my gold arts award, it has the same weight as a As level and carries ucas points. You don’t need to be 100% artistic or creative 😊
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
_HS
Badges: 13
Rep:
?
#9
Report 4 weeks ago
#9
i did it in shropshire three years ago, the activities were so dead but the people I met were nice. I'm still in touch with some of them to this day
1
reply
meipwrk
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 weeks ago
#10
you either love it or hate it
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
1
reply
jupi6ter
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 weeks ago
#11
My mum forced me to do it. I don't like being forced to make friends with people, so I hated it. I'm a bit picky when it comes to people I surround myself with.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
CTLeafez
  • Life & Style Forum Helper
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#12
Report 4 weeks ago
#12
(Original post by jupi6ter)
My mum forced me to do it. I don't like being forced to make friends with people, so I hated it. I'm a bit picky when it comes to people I surround myself with.
In the long run it'll be beneficial. When you're working somewhere, you can't really decide who your colleagues are. Gotta develop some interpersonal skills somewhere

Did you enjoy any portion of the programme?
0
reply
Sofkryan
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#13
Report 4 weeks ago
#13
Heard mixed opinions on it some ppl said it was being at school for another month and some people loved it - personally I chose not to go as there’s only like 1 good week it seems
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
jupi6ter
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#14
Report 4 weeks ago
#14
(Original post by CTLeafez)
In the long run it'll be beneficial. When you're working somewhere, you can't really decide who your colleagues are. Gotta develop some interpersonal skills somewhere

Did you enjoy any portion of the programme?
That's true. But for me, it just didn't work, I'm too stubborn haha. I didn't really enjoy much apart from the rock climbing and that's about it.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your AQA A-level Psychology Paper 1 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (206)
22.08%
The paper was reasonable (398)
42.66%
Not feeling great about that exam... (178)
19.08%
It was TERRIBLE (151)
16.18%

Watched Threads

View All