College vs School Watch
I've been given conditional offers for both, and both offer the subjects I wish to take. School will have various old friends, and of course I'll know pretty much everyone. Yet most of the good teachers are leaving so the teaching may not be brilliant.
Everyone's telling me college is for "failures", which I find to be pretty ignorant, but even so I can't decide
College isnt for failures, its just different from school.
i have found that we get an awful lot of freedom at college which is always good, but it means you have to work for yourself, and push yourself and i have found nobody will do it for you like they do at schools. College has made me more independent and ive met a lot of new people i wouldnt have met otherwise from all sorts of walks of lives to put it simply.
Really go to the place you think is best for you, obviously you want to enjoy it and want to actually want to go there each day as much as you can get excited about college, i love college and actually really enjoy going there each day- if it wasnt for the early mornings!!
but obviously you also need to get good results at the end of it so should think about this too.
i agree with 6th form, the good teachers maybe replaced by other good teachers?
only you can make the descision, it depends entirely on the colleges and 6th forms where you live.
And if you are going to universtity then you'll get the best of both by sticking with school for sixth form, especially as you'll have friends there who you can be comfortable with from the start and therefore lessons will be more relaxed, easier etc rather than moving somewhere new, starting to learn Alevel subjects and having to meet new people, get to know everyone, learn how it all works, find lectures etc etc...
(hmm sorry about the essay!)
The college has a good pass rate (For A-levels at least) so I'm not too worried about that.
And true better teachers could be coming in, but from my experience in the five years I've been at the school, good teachers are leaving every year, with cover teachers becoming increasingly present.
I'll probably go to the induction day for school in a couple of weeks, see how I like it.
results - stay at your 6th form
enjoying your last two years at home - college
i chose the enjoyment factor, and i'm still going to come out of it with decent grades. although i know i'd have achieved higher at my 6th form, i've had such a great time i dont care.