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Not sure what to do

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
In september il be in year 11 and starting work experiance and stuff which im really nervous about. But just resantly people have been asking me alot more what i want to do when i finish school. But im not sure what i want to be so someone said i should go to sixth form but im not really sure what sixth form is like all about? I dont wanna ask anyone at school because they will think im stupid but i just wanna know how long sixth form goes on for and what you do afterwards....

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    there are loads of options available to you.

    no one will think you are stupid for asking, your friends are probably in the same situation and don't know the options available to them either. the best people to talk to are your careers advisors at school. although mine weren't particularily helpful

    the most common path amongst my school friends was to go to college to do A-Levels for 2 years, and then to university to do a degree for 3 years.

    i took a different path and did a National Diploma and a HND at college [years] and then 1 1/2 years of university.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Generally 6th form lasts 2 years (although some people do more or less).

    There are A Levels in subjects basically the same as what you're doing at school, and many more subjects that will be new.

    There are also more vocational courses, by vocational it means more practical and related to real life, things like child care, travel and tourism etc.

    I'd suggest going to any 6th form or college open days you can get to, that will help give you an idea of what it's like and what you do there.

    In many ways it's like school, you live at home and go there each day, you'll almost always have some 'free' classes when there's nothing on your timetable, but don't usually wear a uniform.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    6th form at school is meant to be different to 6th form at college.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melian wrote: »
    6th form at school is meant to be different to 6th form at college.

    yeah cause sixth form at a school is very much like school, though more relaxed. then a sixth form college specialises in 16-19ish aged people, whilst a general FE college would be for adults too. i went to an FE college and it suited me down to the ground because students were treated like adults and given the freedom to make their own decisions and mistakes. there was much less control from the institution than there would have been in a school. having said that, my brother went to a school sixth form and really needed to because he needs a good kick up the arse to get going ;) they tend to nag you a lot more at a school sixth and treat you more like pupils than students. i guess a sixth form college is somewhere between the two. all depends on what kind of personality you have and what kind of learner you are.
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