moving sixth formsWatch
i think i would study maths bio chem and maybe latin or further maths (i want to do medicine) so either school would be good for that as they both have good results.
i have been at school A since year 7 and all my freinds are there, and almost all of them are staying there for sixth form, whereas at school B i literally would not know anyone.
also, school B is a further away (i would get the train) and i have a dress code rather than a uniform. i kinda think this would be good for being independant and stuff??
im kinda leaning towards school B, but i would really appreciate any advice!
school B doesnt have friends and is further away
tbh i wld go for school A but if you want a change then school B wld be good, making new friends is always a plus 😊
How is IB viewed for medicine? I only know about vet med and IB is discouraged for that as you obviously can't go into as much depth since you are taking more subjects.
My daughter's school offered both A levels and IB - the IB students had much fuller timetables and the impression was that the workload was much heavier for IB. On the other hand IB exams are earlier and so are the results.
I actually swapped sixth forms, didn't like the teaching and then swapped back - is that an option you've looked into in the worst case?
we certainly wondered about that - my daughter swapped from grammar to private for 6th form. She is sure that it was the right choice for her but next week's results will be interesting. She liked the idea of much smaller class sizes as that is what she would be working in at uni, along with a more collegiate style with 6th formers taking more responsibilities on. She was not interested in IB as she is not a fan of languages and had already done German and Latin at GCSE.
PS: I haven't really mentioned it, but several people have mentioned about unis liking/disliking IB vs A-levels etc and that is quite important to consider too!
Well I have friends in my sixthform but I do wish that I went to college, u get to make new friends and u have more freedom. In my sixthform u can’t leave in year 12 during your frees, only at lunch and break. The teachers said we would get more help but u don’t get help, it’s the same in college u have to be more independent. The classes are smaller but u don’t really get more work done it’s more just listening and writing down notes. But people will listen more anyway because they chose to do that subject + have interest in it. I feel like u should go to school B a lot of my friends find sixthform extremely boring whereas my friends in college love college.
What I'm trying to say is that it's probably going to be down to OP's specific schools? The experiences seem to vary as much down to area as sixthform versus college. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯