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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Maybe it is justified but I just thought it was a bit harsh when she's pretty young and you referred to her personal statement which will be vetted numerous times, especially if she goes to the kinds of schools mentioned on here! I went to one of the grammar schools I mentioned and multiple teachers had to check our statements before they would 'accept' our UCAS (or whatever it is that the school has to do from their end before your application can be sent off)
    It was a sort of half-hearted joke. xD I'm not that bothered about harshness though, given her behaviour towards me on other threads. She's being remarkably civil here. I also doubt she would get in, again based on her other threads.

    By the way, that's a lovely username.
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    My sister just finished sixth form there and she had to wear business dress for lessons, I think that's ridiculous. But I think Wally Boys also has done that for a long time, and Wilsons. Wallington and Nonsuch are merging to be an academy so they will have one head that oversees both, but both sites will also have their own headteacher...no idea how that's going to work or what it adds to the schools themselves
    Business dress at Wallington? I think there's some leniency here and there at wally girls, but yeah, i think it's mainly dark and white colours now I don't even think it adds anything to the school! They're going to have one lesson together with the other school each week, which sounds a bit silly tbh
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    It was a sort of half-hearted joke. xD I'm not that bothered about harshness though, given her behaviour towards me on other threads. She's being remarkably civil here. I also doubt she would get in, again based on her other threads.

    By the way, that's a lovely username.
    How could you predict that she won't get in based on her other threads?
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    It was a sort of half-hearted joke. xD I'm not that bothered about harshness though, given her behaviour towards me on other threads. She's being remarkably civil here. I also doubt she would get in, again based on her other threads.

    By the way, that's a lovely username.
    Ah ok I don't know about that. But there were a surprising number of people on my course who couldn't use your/you're, there/their etc. I dunno if they vetted their academic work for mistakes but just makes me think it's not as important anymore, which is a shame.

    Haha thanks, made this account years ago when I was doing Shakespeare at school. Makes me think maybe I'm too old to be on here!

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    Business dress at Wallington? I think there's some leniency here and there at wally girls, but yeah, i think it's mainly dark and white colours now I don't even think it adds anything to the school! They're going to have one lesson together with the other school each week, which sounds a bit silly tbh
    Yeah it's so silly, they're not even close? People at Wally Girls come from Croydon and Selsdon etc why would they need to go all the way to Cheam, it's ridiculous. They would've been better off merging Wally Boys and Girls and doing a joint lesson (not that I see how it helps, at all) would've been easier due to proximity at least
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    How could you predict that she won't get in based on her other threads?
    It's difficult to put into words but there's something about her attitude on those threads that just screams 'inadequate but desperate to be brilliant.' It has to be seen to be believed really. I certainly won't be betting any money on my theories about her.

    Oh and she gets Fs on her science tests, if that's any indication. I could be wrong.
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Ah ok I don't know about that. But there were a surprising number of people on my course who couldn't use your/you're, there/their etc. I dunno if they vetted their academic work for mistakes but just makes me think it's not as important anymore, which is a shame.

    Haha thanks, made this account years ago when I was doing Shakespeare at school. Makes me think maybe I'm too old to be on here!



    Yeah it's so silly, they're not even close? People at Wally Girls come from Croydon and Selsdon etc why would they need to go all the way to Cheam, it's ridiculous. They would've been better off merging Wally Boys and Girls and doing a joint lesson (not that I see how it helps, at all) would've been easier due to proximity at least
    I know, I'm not entirely sure how it's going to work and whether it's because each school needs for funding and is merging to take advantage of that? I would say they'd benefit more from merging with Wilson's since so they already do so many things together, and it'd just make life (and grades!) better for them. I swear Nonsuch is only marginally higher each year in ranking compared to Wallington Girls too :')
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Ah ok I don't know about that. But there were a surprising number of people on my course who couldn't use your/you're, there/their etc. I dunno if they vetted their academic work for mistakes but just makes me think it's not as important anymore, which is a shame.

    Haha thanks, made this account years ago when I was doing Shakespeare at school. Makes me think maybe I'm too old to be on here!
    There are people in their 40s/50s on here. Never worry about being too told on this forum. xD

    Yeah, the your/you're thing is fairly common but I wasn't really faulting her for that. It's more the lack of punctuation and grammar. I remember all those years ago in R.E., we used to have tests at the end of each topic, which we would first mark ourselves, then get them peer-marked, and then get the teacher to mark to see whether the marks agreed.

    On one occasion I marked this particular paper by a girl, whom I still knew in sixth form (and she's very bright), who, in my words 'wrote like she talked.' As in, you know how, when we're talking, we just feel free to leave a sentence hanging and start again if it doesn't work? That sort of thing in writing, which is similar to what the OP does, I think. It's fine when we're talking but it makes for very crappy reading because it suggests that the person doing it cannot formulate a coherent thought even with the benefit of being able to edit, which isn't available in spoken conversation.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    It's difficult to put into words but there's something about her attitude on those threads that just screams 'inadequate but desperate to be brilliant.' It has to be seen to be believed really. I certainly won't be betting any money on my theories about her.

    Oh and she gets Fs on her science tests, if that's any indication. I could be wrong.
    How do you know so much about her?
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    How do you know so much about her?
    I've interacted with her on a few other threads. 'Altercation' might be a better word. There's a recent one called 'i think the uk education system is failing me :/', where I formed my impression of her. You're free to go look at it.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    I've interacted with her on a few other threads. 'Altercation' might be a better word. There's a recent one called 'i think the UK education system is failing me :/', where I formed my impression of her. You're free to go look at it.
    You are a creepy stalker why are you answering to all my thread and that was a practice test and we all have our weaknesses mine ins physics but in humanities I get A/A* you should stop making rude comments some people are ambitious and have things they want to do. I will not fail I come on Saturdays and after school very often.
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    You are a creepy stalker why are you answering to all my thread and that was a practice test and we all have our weaknesses mine ins physics but in humanities I get A/A* you should stop making rude comments some people are ambitious and have things they want to do. I will not fail I come on Saturdays and after school very often.
    I've replied to about four or five of your threads, all of which appeared in the 'latest discussions' bar on the right. Sorry, I forgot I'm not allowed to post on threads because the OP of those threads doesn't like me. If you don't want people replying to your threads, don't create them.

    People are free to go look at how 'rude' I am compared to you on those threads. I've never criticised anybody for being ambitious, by the way. You only see it that way because you don't want to take on board any genuine criticism and require constant praise.

    Getting A*/A in humanities isn't going to help you get into medicine...
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    (Original post by Maria1812)
    Hi, so recently I have been looking at different six forms in London and I'm wondering what six forms are good and to which one I should i go to? The A levels I want to do are; physics,maths,biology and chemistry. My dream six form to go to is Ashbourne independent six form college. But it has fees and is really expensive so i cannot go there. So what six forms do you guys recommend in London? I do not mind where in London as I'm willing to even travel more than an hour to get there as long as it is really good. If you are recommending a six form you are going to or went to please tell me what a levels you are doing and what grades you got.
    Holland Park sixth form is really good and the facilities are some of the best in the country. Entry requirements are wow though.


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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    I've replied to about four or five of your threads, all of which appeared in the 'latest discussions' bar on the right. Sorry, I forgot I'm not allowed to post on threads because the OP of those threads doesn't like me. If you don't want people replying to your threads, don't create them.

    People are free to go look at how 'rude' I am compared to you on those threads. I've never criticised anybody for being ambitious, by the way. You only see it that way because you don't want to take on board any genuine criticism and require constant praise.

    Getting A*/A in humanities isn't going to help you get into medicine...
    It will help me get into a six form as Henrietta Barnett grammar school wants 6 a's I am quite good at biology I am ok at chemistry and Physics is optional.
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    Holland Park sixth form is really good and the facilities are some of the best in the country. Entry requirements are wow though.


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    I know the facilities are really good ,but I am not sure how good the results are I know they send maybe 3 people a year to Oxbridge that is not that much I am not sure whether they just look good or whether they provide enough competition to motivate I heard they accept people with C's and B's while grammar schools have higher expectations then normal six form's.
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    It will help me get into a six form as Henrietta Barnett grammar school wants 6 a's I am quite good at biology I am ok at chemistry and Physics is optional.
    Sixth* form.

    They're not a very selective grammar school if they only want 6 As. For comparison, the average Oxford medical applicant in the last application cycle for which data is available had 10.2 A*s and the average proportion of A* grades to other grades at GCSE was 94 percent.

    Also, thousands of people with excellent grades are rejected by Oxford and Cambridge each year. The grades are the first step but if you're not Oxbridge material, they will find out at interview. From your behaviour on the thread about how the UK education system is apparently failing you, I would say you've very little chance of getting further than the interview without significant maturation in the next year or two.
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    Ah, I used to go to Wallington Girls too and then moved to Olaves last year. I think Wallington changed a lot since they got a new head - I think the new headteacher was from Wilson's and hence lots of the Wilson's rules were installed over at Wallington, even the sixth form uniform is changed. I hear Wallington is merging with Nonsuch now. Wallington Girls/Boys is probably a good backup choice for OP in case she doesn't get into Olaves!
    How hard are the exams in St olaves? Also what exam board do they use for physics,chemistry,maths and biology in the exams if you know by any chance?
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Sixth* form.

    They're not a very selective grammar school if they only want 6 As. For comparison, the average Oxford medical applicant in the last application cycle for which data is available had 10.2 A*s and the average proportion of A* grades to other grades at GCSE was 94 percent.

    Also, thousands of people with excellent grades are rejected by Oxford and Cambridge each year. The grades are the first step but if you're not Oxbridge material, they will find out at interview. From your behaviour on the thread about how the UK education system is apparently failing you, I would say you've very little chance of getting further than the interview without significant maturation in the next year or two.
    I can act very good if I want I know how to act smart of I would like I am certainly interested in studying only no socialising for me you just need to know how to put on an act and pretend to be someone else it is very easy the grade part is challenging. I know this because I was told this by people who studied in Oxford.
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    I can act very good if I want I know how to act smart of I would like I am certainly interested in studying only no socialising for me you just need to know how to put on an act and pretend to be someone else it is very easy the grade part is challenging. I know this because I was told this by people who studied in Oxford.
    They're lying (if these people even exist). Plain and simple. 'Acting smart' is not something you can do at interview. Your interview is not going to include questions you've learned from a book. It's about how you think and, from the evidence and your own admission, you cannot think laterally.

    I didn't know you were this sinister about getting into Oxford or Cambridge. You really aren't going to get through. The admissions tutors have years of experience interviewing people and they know a capable student from a mediocre one who's just 'acting.' There's no way to 'act smart' and the fact that you think there is just shows how much you know. This isn't ambition, this is obsession. Go ask an actual admissions tutor and see how far you get.

    And what do you think will happen even if hell froze over and you got in? You would quickly be overwhelmed by the pace of teaching, which is directed towards genuinely smart people and either drop out or leave with a third in BA Clinical Sciences (which is the degree you get at the end of the pre-clinical years), unable to get onto any clinical course in the country.

    Wow. Just wow. The naivete you just displayed made me read that post twice to see if I'd read it right.
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    (Original post by Magnesium)
    Living far away from St Olave's has no affect on entry. They only care about your grades and how you perform in the entrance exam, and also predicted grades in your relevant subjects. My journey is around 1.5hours there and it's perfectly fine to go to. If you only live an hour away, you should apply. Like what infairverona said - Olave's is run like a private school, but obviously with less funding. I would say it has much more of a 'private school atmosphere' than the other grammar schools in Wallington/Sutton, having experienced both. Wilson's doesn't accept girls in sixth form, and it's perfectly arguable that St Olave's is much better academically than Wallington Girls/Boys
    What time does school start in St Olaves? Do you know by any chance? Is it strict and does it have discipline? Does the school make students be very independent or do they spoon feed them? Any useful information about the school would be appreciated.
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    Hey,
    First of all, Hydeman - my friend (who is now in year 12) was constantly getting E/Fs on her physics exams and ended up at the end of her GCSEs with 5 A*s, 4 As and a B.....
    Maria1812 - (I'm presuming you're in year 10 - but correct me if I'm wrong), there are a lot of private schools in London that do very well and offer high bursaries and scholarships. On TSR however, I've heard that the teaching at Henrietta isn't the best... But they're just rumours.
    If you want to find good schools near you, go onto good schools guide and then compare their results. Also look around here, there are a lot of threads about Sixth forms in London.
    I hope this helped...
 
 
 

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