My name is Tobi and I'm currently classed as NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
When I was 14 I was moved up into the year above about two months in - from the penultimate to ultimate year of secondary education, where final GCSE exams would be taken. I went through this last year depressingly. I was away from all of my friends most of the time and had eventually disconnected with most. Due to being moved up with such late notice also had to cram in an extra year of knowledge and course work on topics I'd never covered. I finished the year with under par grades.
I now had to gather A levels to get into a - decent - university, however with the grades I had not many sixth form colleges were interested.
The school had taken me back for my A levels, knowing my capabilities, however stated I'd leave half way through these as with the rest of my age mates (leaving after their GCSEs). With some persuasion I'd manage to convince the principle to let me complete the entirety of my A levels at the school.
The year went much smoother; I'd started being a little less anti-social and started making friends; I was also within the top of my classes. However, I had trouble with my attendance; by the end of the year it averaged at 85%, and I often arrived late to school. About 2 weeks before the end of the year I'd been told that the school had reverted back to the original plan to facilitate me for the year only, because of my attendance.
I found the reasoning unjust not because there were students far worse than me but because my attendance wasn't horrible, and I was achieving good grades; I sucked it up as it was within the schools prerogative.
I started to question what I'd do as I knew it would be hard finding a school that would allow me to transfer into my last year of Sixth Form while offering the courses I wished to finish - Maths, Physics and Computer Science. Full Description: https://anotepad.com/notes/b7qhji
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