Starting All Over Again...Going To Sixth Form
Although it may feel like you've done it all before, many of us of leave school for a new college or sixth-form and those daunting feelings, of starting at a new place, ARE THERE. Go on, admit it, you're a bit scared, but it's only natural, new people, new teachers, new travel, new subjects, new surroundings, even Mr Confident Jack-the-Lad is worried, although he won't show it. Of course it's different to starting secondary school, but there are still new things to learn about life in education, there always are. But we're not going to patronise you with any advice, except to say just go and be yourself, YOU WILL MAKE FRIENDS, if people you already know are also going it helps. However I can promise you one thing, your circle of friends will change so much during those two years, that sometimes you grow apart from friends that you went through school with, and you make close friends who will last a long time.
Work wise, the good and bad news is that you be given more independence and freedom on how to work, handing assignments in and what you take out of a lesson/lecture. So staff probably won't be breathing down your neck, the support WILL BE THERE, but IT'S UP TO YOU NOW. Didn't had it in……your problem, not gone to the last lessons and missed work and assignments... your problem, Get a U... your problem. This is a worst case scenario, but it is for you to do and if you do it right you reap all the benefits of working in the way that suits you.
Post 16? Don't Stop Now Things Are About To Get Interesting
It may seem tempting to go straight into work now. Some do and become very successful. What you must understand however, is that through all your schooling you having only covered the tip of a huge ice burg. There is so much more to learn, and now your 16 this doesn't mean that its back to the classroom. There is a whole range of different courses on offer including apprenticeships, A levels, GNVQs and later on degrees. It is import that you make the right decisions about what to do. One of the best places to go is the local careers office. There is always some friendly and helpful advice there. Contact your council or school to find out where they are. This is the start of the rest of your life, so think carefully and always enjoy what you do!