Lacey Wars

Dropping out of sixth form

Posted: 11/07/17 by Lacey Wars

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I'm coming to the end of my first year in sixth form and I've absolutely hated it. I've hardly attended this year and my exams have gone badly because I have no motivation to attend or learn the subjects that I have chosen. Nothing in this sixth form is of interest to me. However I have had a job offer that interests me as it's what I want to do later in life. I just don't know how to go about leaving sixth form. I don't want to go in and have meetings and talks with teachers where they try and persuade you to stay or put you down cause you don't wanna be there, which I know they do as they've done it to someone I know which made them stay. I know I'll be the same as I'll feel bad. How could I go about dropping out without all of this, as I truly don't want to be there ?

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  • NGtU Career Advisor

    I am sure the School will not want to put you through another difficult year, any more than you want it. At the end of term, a polite, well written email to the Head of 6th form saying you will not be returning will do it - and tell them what you are doing. However, until your 18th birthday you do need to stay in some kind of education or training - so the job you have been offered needs that element with it. That might be an apprenticeship (which the company can get funded) , or it could be another type of formal training.

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