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    I've just done my AS Levels and to be honest the first year of 6th form hasn't been that good. Not from the work/lessons point of view but from the social life and friends part of it. I went up with two good friends from year 11 one of whom has been my closest friend for ages. But actually being in 6th form was making eveything miserable. I didn't make friends with any new people, the two girls who I was with were hardly ever in so I would be sitting by myself in the library or computer room at lunch time. I also hardly ever did anything with them out of school, one lives really far away and spends all her time with her boyfriend and the other never involved me with stuff out of school and Ive lost contact with all the other people I hung around with in year 11.

    So, I have applied to college to carry on two of my A Levels and two new AS Levels. The reason I want to do two AS's is so I can kind of be like a first year but I could still go to Uni in 2010. This way I would make new friends starting college. But if I wasn't to do AS Levels there I wouldn't meet any new people as I would be with second years.

    I feel that if I stay in 6th form I will not make any new friends (its hard in my 6th form everyones got their groups already, and I went ina group of 3 not a big group like other people) plus one of my friends is leaving 6th form too so I would be stuck with the other girl. My life will still be miserable and never going out etc. When I am in school at lunch break times I really do feel miserable, I dont care about being by myself in lessons!

    But if I do go to college I will be risking my friendship with the girl Iive been friends with for years as we hardly ever see each other out of school anyway but recently we've seen each other a bit more. Also I will only have two A Levels if I want to go to Uni in 2010, which might decrease my chances and one of the Unis I like, eg Sheffield, doesn't accept two A Levels.

    Is anyone in or has been in this position cause I really need some advice? I know I am risking my chances of Uni in 2010 but if I stay in 6th form I'll be miserable... Help Please
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    sixth form really isn't about making threads tbbh.

    do what you want to do though.
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    I am a generally happy person, I do have friends but only see them occasionally out of school. They always do stuff without me which is why I want to go to college to meet new people and make new friends. I was going to do BTec Health Studies but my work experience made me decide against that so A Levels is my only option!
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    I think if you are going to a different college then going in to the second year you willl still be able to make friends, so I personally would suggest carrying on 3 a levels rather than drop one for 2 ASs- but that's just me personally.

    I also agree it's not about friends, it's about getting the grades you need to get to the uni you want. But i do understand how it muct be pretty hard to be there with not many friends/everyone else in other groups. I dunno- I'd probably try and stick it out and just throw myself into studies knowing that if I work hard I can go and make new friends at uni. You never know, you might start to get closer to the other friend that's still there.

    Maybe try talking to someone you haven't really spoken to before. It can be threatening but if you talk to them you might find out you have a bit in common and make a new friend. Especially someone you kind of know but aren't really friends with. Maybe ask the friend from year 11 to go out with her and some of her other mates? Join a sports or social club or something? Or if you have sixth form parties thats a good chance to go talk to some people.

    Overall though, go with what you feel is for you. Don't elt other people try and force you to do 'whats best for you' if your heart isn't in it.

    Hope you make a choice and have a good year
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    (Original post by Sheffield Undergraduate Prospectus 2010)
    Two GCE A Levels plus two GCE AS Levels - AA+AB or AB+AA
    This is what you should aim for then =)
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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    I think if you are going to a different college then going in to the second year you willl still be able to make friends, so I personally would suggest carrying on 3 a levels rather than drop one for 2 ASs- but that's just me personally.
    I can't really carry on with three A Levels in college. Chemistry and Sociology are in the same column so I have to choose between them, the other is Biology which I can do, and I know I've done really bad at my History AS and hated it all along so really don't want to do that! I've also got the feeling that its in the same column as Biology anyway. Soo thats a bit of a problem!

    (Original post by kpwxx)
    You never know, you might start to get closer to the other friend that's still there.
    I don't know tbh, because she's got loads of friends from work who she's always out with on the weekends, and she was hardly ever in school anyway. So if it's just me and her I will be even more on my own than last time.

    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Maybe try talking to someone you haven't really spoken to before. It can be threatening but if you talk to them you might find out you have a bit in common and make a new friend. Especially someone you kind of know but aren't really friends with.
    It's kind of hard because I do talk to people in my lessons but they have massive groups of friends who have been friends for years and years! I know I wouldn't fit in with any of them.

    Thanks for your advice anyway x
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    (Original post by toxik_apple)
    This is what you should aim for then =)
    I emailed the admissions tutor about the Biology course and he said they only accept 3 A Levels I'm gutted that the open day is on 7th of September, by then I will of made my decision and if I decided to take two and love it there I will either have to go crawling back to 6th form and ask them to take me back or stay in college another year! Which wouldn't be so bad if I liked it there, but then I wouldnt have done Biology for a year before Uni and what would be the point doing 2 A Levels that weren't Biology when thats what I want to do lol!?!

    Manchester say on the website they accept two, and so does Liverpool Uni, but would having two put me at a disadvantage? Cause they are that sort of Uni that would want 3 if you know what I mean!
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    I emailed the admissions tutor about the Biology course and he said they only accept 3 A Levels I'm gutted that the open day is on 7th of September, by then I will of made my decision and if I decided to take two and love it there I will either have to go crawling back to 6th form and ask them to take me back or stay in college another year! Which wouldn't be so bad if I liked it there, but then I wouldnt have done Biology for a year before Uni and what would be the point doing 2 A Levels that weren't Biology when thats what I want to do lol!?!

    Manchester say on the website they accept two, and so does Liverpool Uni, but would having two put me at a disadvantage? Cause they are that sort of Uni that would want 3 if you know what I mean!
    I can only be honest with you and say that yes, I think it would put you at a slight disadvantage. Then again you'd have 4 ASs I presume, one of the two you'd be doing next year in college could become a full A level no? I know it's alot more work, but you'd be better off.
    Why the hell anyway? You've settled in sixth form now, and I understand this thing with your friends and feeling lonely and miserable as well as I have practically no friends being a new comer and that. But why put your future at risk because you have no-one to talk to?
    Remember, one more year of misery and then UNI!!!! And your dream university. What could be better than that? You'd make friends and everything. That's how I'm thinking anyway.......
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    as long as you have 3 a levels at least by the 3 years you will be equal. to other applicants. (i have evidence from unis themselves to prove this)

    just 2 complete a2s im not so sure
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    (Original post by Malsy)
    sixth form really isn't about making threads tbbh.

    do what you want to do though.
    What does this comment even mean?
    Sixth form isn't about making THREADS?? or friends??:confused:
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    I think, I will wait and see what my results are night. If my results are good enought to get ABB/BBB with resits then I will probably stay in 6th form and carry on the three A Levels. I'll just have to find another way to meet new people and make new friends. Tbh this is the main issue and I think that going to college will solve it a bit, or at least let me meet some new people even if they dont become good friends!
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    Just carry on the three A levels at college. You will still make new friends. At my college I don't even know 1/2 the people in my year and in September all the classes would be mixed up so you'll have plenty of chances to meet new friends.

    Don't restart with 2 ASs, suck it up, its just 1 year.
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    (Original post by SuperAllano)
    What does this comment even mean?
    Sixth form isn't about making THREADS?? or friends??:confused:
    I dunno I think they meant friends lol.. and friends do matter in 6th form/college!
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    It sounds like you outgrew your friends to me. I moved schools between Year 11 and 6th form, and my old friends basically deserted me for it. Though I was kinda reserved in Year 12, I made better friends in Year 13, and began socialising outside of school.

    Moving to college will be a hassle, why don't you try speaking to other people at lunchtime or getting involved in prefecting, a library job or clubs for the younger kids?

    I know people who "dropped out" of 6th Form after Year 12, and went to College. Most then went on to drop out of college. Obviously, not for friendship reasons.

    2 new AS's is a bit pointless if you've done 4 already. Continue with the ones you got, you'll make friends regardless of your year!
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    I dunno I think they meant friends lol.. and friends do matter in 6th form/college!
    they do matter but they're not everything. It's not worth taking a whole extra year just to make friends.
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    (Original post by BabyGirl92)
    I've just done my AS Levels and to be honest the first year of 6th form hasn't been that good. Not from the work/lessons point of view but from the social life and friends part of it. I went up with two good friends from year 11 one of whom has been my closest friend for ages. But actually being in 6th form was making eveything miserable. I didn't make friends with any new people, the two girls who I was with were hardly ever in so I would be sitting by myself in the library or computer room at lunch time. I also hardly ever did anything with them out of school, one lives really far away and spends all her time with her boyfriend and the other never involved me with stuff out of school and Ive lost contact with all the other people I hung around with in year 11.

    So, I have applied to college to carry on two of my A Levels and two new AS Levels. The reason I want to do two AS's is so I can kind of be like a first year but I could still go to Uni in 2010. This way I would make new friends starting college. But if I wasn't to do AS Levels there I wouldn't meet any new people as I would be with second years.

    I feel that if I stay in 6th form I will not make any new friends (its hard in my 6th form everyones got their groups already, and I went ina group of 3 not a big group like other people) plus one of my friends is leaving 6th form too so I would be stuck with the other girl. My life will still be miserable and never going out etc. When I am in school at lunch break times I really do feel miserable, I dont care about being by myself in lessons!

    But if I do go to college I will be risking my friendship with the girl Iive been friends with for years as we hardly ever see each other out of school anyway but recently we've seen each other a bit more. Also I will only have two A Levels if I want to go to Uni in 2010, which might decrease my chances and one of the Unis I like, eg Sheffield, doesn't accept two A Levels.

    Is anyone in or has been in this position cause I really need some advice? I know I am risking my chances of Uni in 2010 but if I stay in 6th form I'll be miserable... Help Please

    I think I can help.
    I too didn't enjoy lower sixth.
    Mainly because of how "the powers that be" decided to run it.
    I'm also going into year 13 in September.
    I didn't enjoy it for other reasons, socially it was great!
    however, as year 13, like year 11, is a shorter year, I feel that 7 months of carrying on and sticking with it is worth it... you will get new friends at uni and perhaps try and get in contact with your year 11 friends for out of school.
    But certainly you will have a stronger position to get into uni if you stay on at school, so that is what I would reccomend because I think it will benefit you in the long term :lttd:
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    I don't think my year of 6th form has been very good!
    Quite a few people from my year are leaving and moving to college to do different things like BTECs.
    Also the exam results have been quite bad in Jan compared to other years, and they say its the best 6th form in the area. I don't think so haha.
 
 
 
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