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choosing sixthform

I don't know which school to do my A levels in. They both have pros and cons but I still don't know which one to pick. One is actually a college rather than a sixth form.

The Sixth Form:
-is not to far from my house, and I could also get a lift from my dad instead of taking the bus, which will save time
-it's a good school tbh, but I've heard stories about the people there and idk if I could manage that type of environment
-two of my classmates are going, but they are quite close already so I worried about making friends
-i don't know if the teachers are good/will help me (especially with A level Chemistry)

The College:
-is quite far from my house(an hour by bus), so idk if it's worth the trouble
-it's a really nice school and the staff seemed friendly when i went for the interview( i missed the open evening tho so idk- but from what i've heard, the teachers are good)
-i'd have to wear own clothes(i cbb+i don't want to have to buy a load of new stuff)
-a few of my classmates are going, but i'm not that close with them
Original post by rolypoly08
I don't know which school to do my A levels in. They both have pros and cons but I still don't know which one to pick. One is actually a college rather than a sixth form.
The Sixth Form:
-is not to far from my house, and I could also get a lift from my dad instead of taking the bus, which will save time
-it's a good school tbh, but I've heard stories about the people there and idk if I could manage that type of environment
-two of my classmates are going, but they are quite close already so I worried about making friends
-i don't know if the teachers are good/will help me (especially with A level Chemistry)
The College:
-is quite far from my house(an hour by bus), so idk if it's worth the trouble
-it's a really nice school and the staff seemed friendly when i went for the interview( i missed the open evening tho so idk- but from what i've heard, the teachers are good)
-i'd have to wear own clothes(i cbb+i don't want to have to buy a load of new stuff)
-a few of my classmates are going, but i'm not that close with them

I'd say choose the one in which you would feel you would perform the best in. This can link to the environment it's in and like you said, if the teachers seem nice and helpful, and you feel comfortable, I think the college is a great option! Also it's quite favoured if you go to a college which has a good reputation, and if you've heard good things about the college, why not? Also, don't worry about it being too far, sometimes to gain the best education travelling such lengths is definitely worth the trouble (especially if its a good college). And about making friends, don't worry! Colleges are huge and there a plenty of people you can mix with. I would say choose a group of friends who have an interest in education as this would help fuel you academically and essentially make you excited for college. Also about buying new outfits, you literally do not have to. Try your best to recycle outfits, like restyling the same outfit you wear on a monday for example! Hope this helps as I am quite literally in the same position as you about choosing colleges lol <3
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Original post by haleemazaira
I'd say choose the one in which you would feel you would perform the best in. This can link to the environment it's in and like you said, if the teachers seem nice and helpful, and you feel comfortable, I think the college is a great option! Also it's quite favoured if you go to a college which has a good reputation, and if you've heard good things about the college, why not? Also, don't worry about it being too far, sometimes to gain the best education travelling such lengths is definitely worth the trouble (especially if its a good college). And about making friends, don't worry! Colleges are huge and there a plenty of people you can mix with. I would say choose a group of friends who have an interest in education as this would help fuel you academically and essentially make you excited for college. Also about buying new outfits, you literally do not have to. Try your best to recycle outfits, like restyling the same outfit you wear on a monday for example! Hope this helps as I am quite literally in the same position as you about choosing colleges lol <3

Tysm for replying! I feel a lot better about it now and I'm leaning towards the college. Tbh the main thing that was putting me off was the distance, but as you said, it's probably worth it. Good look with choosing colleges as well btw :smile:
Original post by rolypoly08
Tysm for replying! I feel a lot better about it now and I'm leaning towards the college. Tbh the main thing that was putting me off was the distance, but as you said, it's probably worth it. Good look with choosing colleges as well btw :smile:

No problem and, thank you! Honestly same about the distance too, but trust me it will all be worth it. Good luck to you too

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