I am an A-level student from China, studying in England finishing up my AS year this summer. For various reasons I do not like my current school that much and am thinking about transfering to a better one to start with year 13.
I want to study in Cambridge university, and I believe myself to be academically capable, so apparrently I would want to continue my studies in a very good boarding school for that purpose(state schools are only for British residence as much as I want to get into one). Though I think I have a fair shot at getting into Cambridge from my current school, I truly am missing out a lot on the aspect of student life in this school, the lack of events and inefficiency of management irritates me so much. So I started doing research on the league tables and emailing the admissions office of several colleges, and that's where the problem comes in.
It seems like the majority of the schools(basically all of them) will not accept me as a transfer starting year 13, due to obvious reasons like "not enough preparation" or "won't be able to fit in". BUT, some did say they will be able to consider my application for YEAR 12 entrance.
So now I'm in a dilemma, trying to decide whether to transfer yet starting over again from AS or just stay here and finish my A2 course. Can any of you give me some advice on what to think about when making this sort of decisions? Or even better, are there any good schools that accept year 13 transfer?
Thank you very much.
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