I'm finishing A levels at the moment.
My advice is, if there is a local A level college, to go to that, as 6th forms seem to lack compared to these, all the people i know who has gone to 6th form has failed and are doing a new course at college, or is doing a 2nd year at college.
Also, in that age, size is better
the bigger the place the better the teachers, plus the more people, the better the social aspect, which actually does make a big difference...
Now back to revision for my 8 2 hour or over exams...
EDIT: do the triple science one, the other is a lower course, and designed for the people who couldn't do triple science... no one takes that seriously, and triple at GCSE is easy anyway, and you get 3 GCSEs, Rather than 1.
1. a lot of localities don't have 6th form colleges and A-levels at a FE college can be a huge mistake ...
2. you don't appear to understand the differences between the single award, the the double award and separate sciences at GCSE
Double award gives 2 GCSEs not 1 and is taken seriously by many 6th forms , especially as some schools don't offer separate sciences in an effort to maintain a broad offering at GCSE without overloading the time table
I can see why an FE college can be daunting, I go to truro college, and its a HE college with an FE bit tacked on, which is pretty nice, I prefer the proper teaching, rather than the 'yes sir' bulls
t, also, it is a much better preparation for uni, as the kids in 6thform are in a group of about 18 in total, in a school of 1,000 compared to my college which is over 5,000 in total.
If you can do it, triple science is always better than less, its one of the things that most places seem to like you having it, also, I do law (which is great, and really interesting
) and they didn't really care what grades I had, i think as long as you have English, maths at c or higher and some half decent grades they'll be happy enough. I did triple science and did ok, and they let me in
, and one of my GCSEs was Media studies!!!
Its much better to have more GCSEs in my opinion, especially in the sciences which are heavily weighted by the colleges when considering you (apparently) along with maths and English.
But when you do get to 6th form, they tell you its all pointless and they don't really matter anyway