Dropping out of sixth form
Posted: 11/07/17 by Lacey Wars
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 ?
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.
- Posted: 12/07/17