Embarking on the journey of sixth form at College is an exciting step towards academic growth and personal development. However, it's common to experience worries and uncertainties during this transition period.

In this blog, we'll explore some of the most common concerns students have when considering sixth form at College to put your mind at ease.

Academic Challenges:

With a more specialised focus on A-levels and higher academic expectations, it’s normal to feel worried about keeping up with the workload and achieving good grades. However, by approaching sixth form with a positive attitude and seeking support from teachers, you can build confidence and thrive academically.

Social Adjustment:

Moving from a familiar school environment to a new setting with unfamiliar faces can be intimidating. However, taking proactive steps to get involved in extracurricular activities, joining clubs, and attending social events are all great ways to get to know new people and feel a sense of belonging in the College community.

Independence and Responsibility:

Creating a schedule and setting achievable goals are helpful for overcoming worries about time management. If you're feeling overwhelmed or falling behind, remember that you're not alone. The College is committed to providing a supportive environment where students can thrive both academically and personally. Teachers and mentors are here to offer guidance and support every step of the way. If you ever feel the need to talk to someone about your concerns, whether academic or personal, our dedicated support services are available to assist you. You can also click here for ‘transitioning to College’ advice or visit our student support information page.

Career and Future Pathways:

Many students entering sixth form at College may worry about their future career and academic pathways. Decisions about university, apprenticeships, or employment can feel daunting. However, by exploring your interests, researching potential career options, and seeking guidance from careers advisors, you can gain clarity and confidence in future plans. Work experience and internships can also provide valuable insights into different industries and career paths. You can also use our career explorer to find out more about different careers, including what the job will involve, salary information and what qualifications you'll need.

Studying A-levels at your local College sixth form is certainly something to consider. Click here to find out more about the A Levels on offer at our Sixth Form Centre in Maidstone.