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Private School or nah?

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    (Original post by S1939)
    What subject do you want to study?
    I am still deciding, Its either Law or Economics..
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    maybe.

    My GCSE Grades: I got 10 A*s and 1C
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    Assuming that your state school performs worse than the private school you would end up going to you would only have an advantage by staying at the state school, as universities look more favourably on high-achieving students from poorer-performing schools.
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    Well, I myself attend a private school and I think they're better because the classes are usually much smaller and teachers give you more attention and generally the teachers and students sometimes even become friends so it's really nice. But that's what I know about the private schools in my area so I don't know what the private schools in your area could be like.
    Also, I actually never went to a non private school so it's hard to compare but generally that's what I heard from my friends who have been to one.
    BTW if you're happy in the school you are in, get good grades and you think the teachers are okay then I wouldn't suggest changing schools at this point.
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    (Original post by Gabriela.K)
    Well, I myself attend a private school and I think they're better because the classes are usually much smaller and teachers give you more attention and generally the teachers and students sometimes even become friends so it's really nice. But that's what I know about the private schools in my area so I don't know what the private schools in your area could be like.
    Also, I actually never went to a non private school so it's hard to compare but generally that's what I heard from my friends who have been to one.
    BTW if you're happy in the school you are in, get good grades and you think the teachers are okay then I wouldn't suggest changing schools at this point.
    I live in manchester but most of my family went to Eton, WarMinister (Boarding school) ect.. if i was going i would most likely go there..
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    (Original post by 999tigger)
    Cant see the problem. he wants to change, money isnt an issue, so he should go. Oy might change his A to A*, he might make friends and he might enjoy it more.
    he should go then. he will stand a better chance getting into standford
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    My father and his brother (my uncle) went to Eton and they got into Oxford and my mum went to another Private school (closed now i think) and she went Cambridge... Everyone i know who has went to an academic private school has ended up in the top universities.
    Busted. If this were true and you had the background you were claiming, you would never refer to your mother as 'mum'. You also wouldn't refer to any of these as 'private schools' - they're public schools. Your choice of words has exposed you, I'm afraid.

    Why are you so ashamed of being at a state school or having a mediocre background?
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    If your parents could afford it why didn't they let you go since the beginning? You would have been set for ljfe
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    I am completely different from my friends
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    yes my parents are rich
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    i am kindoff 'posh'
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    I want to go to a private school to feel more like 'home'
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    I want to go Oxford and if i went to a private school they have connections
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    i feel like private schooling would be great.
    It sounds like you have no idea of what private schooling is really like and only want to go because you have a superiority complex over your peers because they wear 'informal clothing' and aren't as 'posh' as you.
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    Its not serious, I just dont like it lol i feel like private schooling would be great. My current school isnt that bad, i just dont like it. I want to go Oxford and if i went to a private school they have connections, id be a great experience.
    I go to a state sixth form and it's a wonderful place to be and my sixth form is the 5th best in England with the other 4 being privates. A huge number of people go to Oxbridge and Russell group so don't be under the illusion that state schools don't have any connections. So many kids go to top universities from state schools, colleges and sixth forms so just study hard get good grades and than your sure to get into a good uni including oxbridge,
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    Its not serious, I just dont like it lol i feel like private schooling would be great. My current school isnt that bad, i just dont like it. I want to go Oxford and if i went to a private school they have connections, id be a great experience.
    It doesn't look like Warminster has the best connections to get you into Oxford
    http://www.warminsterschool.org.uk/s...s-destinations

    Could be a good idea if you want to go to Plymouth though :yes:
 
 
 
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