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(Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
I apologise, that comment was a troll.
Perhaps not in the best taste here of all places. Some people use this thread and forum as their only insight into the Oxbridge application process, after all.
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Yeh I go to a public school pretty average/below average academically. Plently of people get in like me and you.


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Tbh I do go to a grammar school but then I did have to do better than 1000 people in the entrance exam to get a place unlike some private schools.

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(Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
I apologise, that comment was a troll.
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I've waited for ages to use that emoticon!
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(Original post by antisansculotte)
Perhaps not in the best taste here of all places. Some people use this thread and forum as their only insight into the Oxbridge application process, after all.
Let me clarify then-
I would not discriminate against anyone regardless of education or any other factor(okay maybe if you vote Green)
Cambridge looks to be an excellent university with people from all classes and hard work is rewarded
You will receive probably the best education possible and I strongly recommend it.
I apologise for any mocking comments which are made purely in jest. Posh people aren't actually like that.
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I've waited for ages to use that emoticon!
That is quite wonderful. At least one positive has come from this
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Tbh I do go to a grammar school but then I did have to do better than 1000 people in the entrance exam to get a place unlike some private schools.

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Just for the sake of balance, I would point out that entrance to schools like Eton and Harrow is based at least partly on various examination results.
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(Original post by antisansculotte)
Just for the sake of balance, I would point out that entrance to schools like Eton and Harrow is based at least partly on various examination results.
I am fully aware of this and I genuinely have nothing against private schools.

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Tbh I do go to a grammar school but then I did have to do better than 1000 people in the entrance exam to get a place unlike some private schools.

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Some private schools are worse than state schools and I think grammar schools are a wonderful thing. Tbh if a private school doesn't have high entry reqs then its not worth going to and there are better state or grammar schools that can save you £30,000 a year
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Tbh I do go to a grammar school but then I did have to do better than 1000 people in the entrance exam to get a place unlike some private schools.

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Fair enough. Its not a bad thing ofcourse.Atleast you beat that 1000 lol. I filled in some form for 6th form and bang unconditional offer like everybody else lol.


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(Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
That is quite wonderful. At least one positive has come from this
I guess so...

But you did create all the negativity :erm:

So, state or grammar? Which one are you really from?
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Fair enough. Its not a bad thing ofcourse.Atleast you beat that 1000 lol. I filled in some form for 6th form and bang unconditional offer like everybody else lol.


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The exam was in like year 6 it would have been much harder to get into my schools sixth form if I had been to a different school first

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I guess so...

But you did create all the negativity :erm:

So, state or grammar?
I must have apologised several times now It depends, but I would say grammar because it rewards hard work more and they generally have higher entry requirements, giving a better chance to students
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Fair enough. Its not a bad thing ofcourse.Atleast you beat that 1000 lol. I filled in some form for 6th form and bang unconditional offer like everybody else lol.


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:lol: me too

My sixth form isn't even a part of the school I did my GCSEs in
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(Original post by cleverasvoltaire)
I must have apologised several times now It depends, but I would say grammar because it rewards hard work more and they generally have higher entry requirements, giving a better chance to students
I mean, which one are you from?
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Tbh I do go to a grammar school but then I did have to do better than 1000 people in the entrance exam to get a place unlike some private schools.

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What accusation are you making? :hmmm:.
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:lol: me too

My sixth form isn't even a part of the school I did my GCSEs in
Lol my 6th form was part of the school i went to secondary school in. Pretty good there atleast it is very social at my school. Abit too social sometimes.


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What accusation are you making? :hmmm:.
I'm not making any accusation

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Lol my 6th form was part of the school i went to secondary school in. Pretty good there atleast it is very social at my school. Abit too social sometimes.


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Yeah, my school didn't have a sixth form

The college I go to tried to threaten kids by saying they won't get a place unless they get 5A*-C grades, but they still got places even though they failed :lol:
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There is a document on the page on application statistics which shows everysingle school that had a candidate apply to Cambridge and how many applied how mnay got offers and then places. Loads of private schools got smashed by state schools.


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Yeah, my school didn't have a sixth form

The college I go to tried to threaten kids by saying they won't get a place unless they get 5A*-C grades, but they still got places even though they failed :lol:
Yh there are loads of people like that in my school who are still resitting maths gcse till this day even.


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