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Old 08-30-2006, 01:56 PM   #11
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Woo, well done you

Yeah, College is very kewl, and I felt very comfortable in that type of environment.

University (Which I'm at now) is another matter...
wats the difference between college and university for you guys in UK?
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:13 PM   #12
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i feel so happy for you!!!!i dont think ill make it to college...lol
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:19 PM   #13
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College is after you leave school (my course was 2 years), and there are 6th forms, but not for where I was (all guys school...eek).

College was basically a more adult enviornment, but you got support as well.

University is a full adult environment (comes after college), where your expected to stand on your own 2 feet. Something I find hard to do when working, and need extra support, since my ideas don't tend to generate themselves

Whats worse, no one understands me. It sucks really.
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Old 08-30-2006, 02:43 PM   #14
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You go to College after High School, and is free.

Then you go to University, which costs a shitload.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:10 PM   #15
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I never went to college, I went straight from Secondary School to University. Although my secondary school was called "<blah> <blah> College", it was just called that for tradition - big, dusty old Edinburgh private school that it is.

College seems to be more of an English thing; in Scotland it's used instead of University.

Congrats anyway! Sixth Form is a bit of a joke TBH, I for one didn't find it terribly valuable, and your freedom isn't extended all that much.
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I went straight from secondary school to university, the years that you done your A-levels during that time was sixth form, or you could go to college to do them instead.

In the local colleges there was a lot more freedom, and you need to do the work, or you flunk simple enough, whereas sixth form I found there was still a bit of a push to do your work. I think it was a bit of culture shock for me to go uni, and the first year, I soon learnt that I either buckle down or fail.........

Anyway.....congratulations
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hired a scooter.....um....yea *lmao* u must mean a taxi or a choffer(sp) or something of the sorts. a scooter here is a 2 wheel thing that u stand on a platform between the two with tall handlebars and push urself with ur foot. i suspect you know what i am talking about but u don't hire those kind of scooters

EDIT: and yea college at 16? we start at 18 here usually, sometimes 19 depending on when u started school and what not.
Usually, they are called mopeds, but we have slang for everything here, so some of us call them scooters..here´s what I hired..



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Which subjects did you do?
This is the embarrasing bit..you lot finding out the ones I failed lol..

Science, English, Maths, ICT, Systems (Electronics and Woodwork combined), French, PE, RE/RS, Im sure there was one more, I just cant think of it..

I did not actually take RE/RS, I was that bad at it (I really really did try, I couldnt get the grip of it though..) I just asked my teacher not to enter me for the exam..so I did not have to do any coursework or anything for that..I would rather there not be a grade, than there be a big fat "F"..

Anyway, Im getting ever so slightly nervous about college..new people..etc. Im reading up, just so im not rusty..but I am looking forward to it..

Do people think that college is better than 6th form? Alot of people told me that 6th form is just a waste of time, and you dont get treated adultly, where as at college..you do..

I hope I have made the right choice..
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