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School=too much - January 26th 2009, 03:36 PM

Hey,
Right now I'm going sixth form but I don't think it's suited to me. I thought about it and I think a part-time college course would suit my needs so much more because I have so much limited study time. I don't get EMA so I need to work in order to keep a decent amount of money in my pocket so cutting down on hours/giving up work is not really an option for me.

So is college a right move? I've looked at local college's websites and visited a couple in the last couple of years so I know what they're like, am I too late to start over and have a fresh start elsewhere?
   
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Re: School=too much - January 26th 2009, 04:11 PM

Hiya. Not so long ago I was in the exact same position as you. I really felt that 6th form wasn't for me adn actually refused to go into school. Then it got a bit messy with meetings and stuff, but I decided to go back and just take it day by day.
At the end of the day you have to think about it long term, what you want to do, and if that course at college will get you there. I get EMA and I don't work, but I can understand the stress you must be under. In the position I was in I would have been in limbo because I would have missed too much at college and be stuck until September.
You've visited colleges and you know what they're like, so if you really feel that school is too much and want to make that move then I wish you all the luck with it. I didn't really want to go to college when I made my decision so it was either 6th form, no matter how much I hate it, or go out ang get a job now, when I'd much rather get my qualifications. If you do more than one course at school, is there any eay you could drop one to take the pressure off? I went through this with the head of 6th form and she was nice about it. If there is someone you could talk to in the school I'd really consider it because they can go in more depth about your options in terms of what you want to do.

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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 05:52 AM

Hey,

I can understand what you're saying.
I guess I have taken on a little too much. I do a BTEC Art (4 a-levels) and A-level Psychology.
I really don't want to give up Psychology I'm enjoying it so much and... it would just feel like a big waste of time.
I guess I'm just going to have to have a big think.
   
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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 06:09 AM

Hiya,

I can understand how difficult it is to make a decision, as the last thing you want is to regret your decision. If you really are enjoying Psychology; I know that it is a difficult subject, I'd stick with it. If it really does get too much though; remember you can always go back to college at some stage and get that Art BTEC.

Whatever you decide to do, I am sure that you will be fine.
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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 11:33 AM

I think it might be a better idea to try and drop a small part of it before you make a drastic change like dropping out all together. Also, have you tried making a time table to help manage your work load? And make a list of things that you do during a week, so you can see what it is possible to cut out. Also, it might be an idea to look for a job with higher rates per hour because that would mean you would have to work less!




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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 03:14 PM

Hey,
I am going to give the time table a go, it might help.
There are pretty much no jobs here and because I'm 17 you tend to get paid low wages, I earn 3.53 an hour which is shit but I doubt I'll get much better.
   
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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 03:18 PM

You're never too late to have a fresh start but I suspect it would not change anything.

Have to looked into dropping a subject?
   
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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 03:44 PM

Well with college there are alot more hours that I'd have to play with so I would get more time for studying.
I may have to drop Psychology but I really don't want to.
   
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Re: School=too much - January 27th 2009, 04:54 PM

I am sorry your having a rough time. Sometimes we take on more than we can handle, I know I was doing that with being a full-time student and working 40 hours a week. It was just too much, and my grades were showing it. I had to make a decision, and I chose to quit my job.

I miss my job, and the money. But I love being able to focus on school and school only. I hope you figure it out soon, good luck!


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