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Maddie O

Can I leave sixth form to pursue a college course?

Posted: 03/01/16 by Maddie O

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I am currently in my first year of A levels and I absolutely hate my current situation. I had expressed multiple times earlier on in the academic year that I wish to change the subjects I'm taking but I've just been told to show some ambition and I was persuaded to stay on the courses I had chosen. I find myself now though completely unmotivated and uninterested in finishing my courses and I was wondering whether it would be too late now to apply for a college course or would I have to wait until next September? Or if I have to stick with the sixth form until I get on a college course?

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  • NGtU Career Advisor

    Hi Maddie

    In practical terms you are free to do what you like after completing your GCSEs. There is a law about remaining in some kind of education or training to the age of 18 but there are no sanctions if you choose not to do this.

    Most college courses have one intake per year in September so you are going to have to wait I'm afraid.

    If you are unhappy with your sixth form then you are perfectly at liberty to withdraw from the course and find something else to do with your time while you wait for next September to come around.

    Hope that clears things up!



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