We are in no way a private school but our common room has a football table, vending machines, a couple of tvs (everyone bring their own games consoles), computers, cd players and a kitchen. We have a quiet study area but mostly the common room is used to relax and hang out with friends and the teachers agree with this!(Original post by toxik_apple)
We have sofas, table and chairs, a café, tv/radio and lots of speakers, it's big and open as well...it's really comfortable, but we don't have tvs, PS2 or Xbox or pooltables or arcade machines (whoever does is either lying or in a realy expensive private school because no way would a school provide such s*** and immature things for kids who are doing their A levels and meant to study...ramble over). We're not encouraged to skip lessons and stay in there see, when we have frees we're meant to go there and study and snack and listen to music.
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What makes a good Sixth form Common Room watch
- 12-07-2009 17:51
- 12-07-2009 17:51
We didn't have one. Students were not to be relaxing in school. There was an open plan computer room with tables in the middle that was heavily monitored and thus kept near to silent, and definitely only for working in. On the plus side Sainsbury's was 5 minutes away.
I would have appreciated kettles and microwaves (as suitable for around 600 students). And an indoor area where food and conversation was permitted that wasn't shared with the lower school, possibly even with chairs that were pleasant to sit on for more than 10 minutes.
(Original post by halfoflessthan50p)
- 12-07-2009 17:54
not a microwave. people will put shoes in it
Then they got us another microwave and said "Be nice, and you might get a fridge!"
- 12-07-2009 18:00
some peoples common rooms sound so much better than mine xD
ours is literally a massive room above the six form classrooms with a football table and some mildly comfy chairs xD
And a little canteeny-sop thing in the corner that never seems to be open :/
- 12-07-2009 18:01
You people have a common room? We didn't just a library and a canteen neither properly filled that void.
- 12-07-2009 18:10
your common rooms sound AMAZING. I would've failed my A Levels if I had your common rooms...
All we had was tables and chairs on one side, and comfy chairs on the other. And a couple of tvs..not for watching though..they were an electronic notice board basically
I always wanted a kettle in mine so yeh...a kettle
(Original post by VanillaCat)
- 12-07-2009 18:11
I agree with a few other people in this thread, that XBoxes etc are to be discouraged. If you're going to play about when you've got A-Levels to study for, you can **** off out of sixth form.
In sixth form it's you that should make the decisions, and you in turn will receive the consequences of them.
- 12-07-2009 20:46
I dunno, maybe a pool table, a foosball table, a flat screen TV hung on the wall to watch DVDs.
We have all this, but we still hardly go there, it's boring really. We always just go out during breaks.
- 12-07-2009 21:15
make sure it doesn't end up just being for one group of people, like ours. I'd never set foot in the place.
(Original post by nigel_s)
- 12-07-2009 21:24
Cool people That's why mine was so awesome
Seriously, what I think you should do is regularly move the chairs or beanbags around to encourage people to not just mix with their friends. It's seriously spin people out and get people talking to other people. I don't mean move the chairs when people are sitting on them, but every couple of days, after everyone's gone home, rearrange. It'd be awesome.
Ours had a coffee machine that didn't work, two vending machines until Jamie 'I'm a prick' Oliver got his hands on them , enough chairs for about 75% of the sixth form and a few tables. Oh, and free newspapers.
- 12-07-2009 21:28
Well, we have a table football in our sixth form and that's quite fun. Aside from that and a TV and music system, it's pretty rubbish because a lot of the chairs are falling apart and it's always very cramped. I think a good sixth form common room should be comfortable but definitely big enough for the number of students at the sixth form, unlike ours.
- 12-07-2009 21:32
We have (had really, stupid muppets ) computers and a kitchenette.
- 12-07-2009 21:34
Chairs, tables, vending machine, a tele and maybe a coffee machine (although this is sometimes available in the canteen).
It's ALL you need!!!
Why the heck would people want a toaster, kettle, microwave, pool table, ps2, xbox and all that stuff. It's a sixth form, not your Dad's play room.Last edited by wisdom-tooth; 12-07-2009 at 21:36.
- 12-07-2009 23:02
Our sixth form common room is pretty good and it has:
-Comfy chairs and sofas
-T.V. (I didn't discover this till recently and its been a year!)
-A laptop cabinet
-a deli bar w/ coffee/hot chocolate/tea etc machine, microwave, kettle, toaster etc etc but we get served food there from breaktime onwards. It serves hot food, salads sandwiches snacks etc although there is someone there who does that, we don't do it ourselves unless she isn't there to. Thats for sixth form only.
- 12-07-2009 23:07
I love our common room!
We have like tables and chairs in the middle, with comfier chairs around the outside and like...coffee tables. We have a big screen attached to the computer for notices and an ipod dock. Then we have computers in the corner for people to work. We also have a pool table and a table football table. Then we have a kitchen with microwave, toaster, toastie maker, kettle and a fridge!
We're moving into a new sixth form block though. Goodness knows what it has in it, but i think it'll be good!
- 12-07-2009 23:24
Pole dancers, a bar, a poker table, cigarette machine and an ATM.
- 12-07-2009 23:41
We have sofas, chairs, tables, arcade machines, speakers from the SU to play radio/cd's, pool tables, table tennis, xbox or ps2 - im not sure which. Lots of vending macines! Used to have a fussball table too, but it disappeared.
Umm... a cafe, cantine in the next room. cash machine...
Our new president is looking to change it though, and im best mates with him so im guna suggest lots
... 1st suggestion - better sandwiches in the cafe. They suck at the moment!
- 13-07-2009 00:06
Ours has literally nothing, just some broken tables and chairs
Everything got taken out, computers, sound system, microwave, coffee machine, toaster, fridge, kettle, after they were vandalised.
We did however have Bin Man
- 13-07-2009 00:14
Radio, vending machines, loads of comfy chairs, tables, a wall with lots of photos from college activities, bins with flashing arrows pointing at them so people dont litter, I would say have a TV but that would be too distracting.
- 13-07-2009 00:18
Ours is good and it hasss:
tables and chairs
an i pod dock for people to play music
aaand bits of the walls have been painted by different 6th formers over the years with pictures which makes it nice.