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6th form drop out. - November 25th 2009, 09:21 AM

I've been given the option to drop out of 6th form college and start afresh next year/go to college/get employment. I have a year of either helping in school with English classes, doing extended project from home, helping in learning support, and a number of other options.
This is basically because I can't handle 6th form, my depression is getting to a stage where I see no point getting out of bed in the morning, and I'm getting behind on work. So right now, this seems the best option for me.
My parents are meeting with my heads of year this morning to discuss the options. Apparently nobody is angry with me and everybody thinks I'm a lovely girl. Heh.

Edit - I've dropped out of taking my AS's for now, I'm going to take them next year if I'm up for it. I have a meeting about what I want to do, I can work in learning support, work in the library or do extended project. =/ Meaning that I still have to go into school. My head teacher and psych are having a meeting on Monday, which is also about what I'm doing next.

Man, I've screwed up.

What do YOU think? Should I drop out or keep going to school?

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Re: 6th form drop out. - November 25th 2009, 01:40 PM

Hey Rieboo

you haven't screwed up.

Secondly, I think taking a year out may gain you some perspective about what you'd like to do and give you a chance to recover from your depression.

But, no matter what your teachers, parents or any of us say, it's YOUR decision, if you feel you'll benefit from taking a year out then do it

Just make sure you do something with your year out. I know it's not a gap year per-se, but i know so many people that have just done f-all with their time out and are utterly unsatisfied by it.

You're a special girl, and I know you can do whatever you put your mind to.
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Re: 6th form drop out. - November 25th 2009, 06:48 PM

You are not a failure or a fuck up or anything like that
I reckon it would be a really good idea for you to take a year out, look after yourself, try and recover some from your depression etc and then come back next year (we might even end up in the same class :P )
No, but seriously, I do think it would be good for you to have a year out, although you already know I think that!
As Enid says, do what you want to do, don't let anyone force you into anything.
I love youuuuu You're so amazing and strong and stuffs <3

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Re: 6th form drop out. - November 25th 2009, 07:34 PM

Hey love, i'm in a similar situation to you.. in that i'm trying to decide what to do about this year. i'm thinking i'll probably either repeat the year next year or just drop out altogether. i think the main thing you have to keep in mind is that it's not all that unusual for people to repeat a year or retake exams or whatever. also, it's not your fault that you're having a difficult time with sixth form at the moment. sixth form is stressful enough as it is, and if you have a load of other stuff added in it's not easy. loads of people take gap years, so being a year "behind" or whatever will not matter. do what you need to do to get your life back on track - then worry about school work. you have to put yourself first sometimes, it's ok. :]

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