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    (Original post by Kiniun)
    Oh no, I'm interested please tell me more
    And yes, ayeeee! You be repping da mandem if you get in :giggle: - I have faith in you

    It does sometimes frustrate me that 'being average' isn't really enough to get me to where I want to be as I don't really have anything else to fall back on - But that's a whole other matter :holmes:
    Safe fam

    Yeah, I know how you feel. There's **** tons on non-academic extracurriculars that wealthier students have, which were hardly ever encouraged by my school or teachers (or my parents for that matter)
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    Where are you guys from if you don't mind me asking? I'm just curious because I went to a fairly low quality state school but the area wasn't deprived at all, I'd like to know how different it was for you two.
    The secondary school I went to was second to bottom for the league tables (for my year) in my town, Oldham (just outside Manchester). It was named to be apparently the most deprived town in England a few weeks ago. Tfw you realise your deprivation ;_;
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    not even lying i actually said this to one of my friends the other day

    tfw i go to the worst state school in the city

    ALSO OP dw ik ur feel, hopefully gonna get out of this shitfest after gcses are over
    :five: I remember sitting in physics class in Year 11, talking to my Gs about how my sixth form college interviewer has recommended that I look at Cambridge as a potential uni, and they were like, 'yoo, it'll be so sick if one of us gets in'. Man needs to do them proud ygm?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    :five: I remember sitting in physics class in Year 11, talking to my Gs about how my sixth form college interviewer has recommended that I look at Cambridge as a potential uni, and they were like, 'yoo, it'll be so sick if one of us gets in'. Man needs to do them proud ygm?
    ffffffsssssssss we had this convo in english in like november like 'do you know no one in the history of this school has been to oxford or cambridge yh' and then we were like 'time to break the cycle sum1 gonna get in fam'

    has to be done g

    also good luck on getting in omg!! do the boiz proud!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by Texx)
    Where are you guys from if you don't mind me asking? I'm just curious because I went to a fairly low quality state school but the area wasn't deprived at all, I'd like to know how different it was for you two.
    East - Newham
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    Do you think you have lower aspirations than people who are privately educated? for example i want to be a multi millionaire. 'get rich or die tryin' - 50 cent
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    (Original post by maximo17000)
    Do you think you have lower aspirations than people who are privately educated? for example i want to be a multi millionaire. 'get rich or die tryin' - 50 cent
    Yeah lol you do that, then afterwards you can be saying "my flow, my show brought me that doe" :rofl:

    Idk tbh, I would consider me and some of my friends aspirations to be pretty high - I have friends who want to go into all sorts of top careers/have top ambitions e.g. medicine, travel the world, law, start their own businesses etc (I'm personally not too motivated by money even though it is important)
    My main goal is just to have a better life for myself and family through my own effort - not just through education but other stuff in general
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    (Original post by drandy76)
    What's the difference between a state and public school?


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    State schools (also known as 'free schools') are funded by the government
    Private schools (also known as ‘independent schools’) charge fees to attend instead of being funded by the government.

    There are more differences in terms of the curriculum you have to follow (I think) and other stuff, but these are the ones I'm sure of
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    Haven't about 90% of TSR either attended or are in attendance at a state school?

    For those wondering:

    State/ Comprehensive school: Government funded, no academic requirements to get in
    Grammar School: Government funded, must pass 11 plus test to get in
    Private school: Non-government funded, you or parents must pay fees to go there

    Grammar schools and private schools are most commonly associated with higher academic attainment yet I know one guy from my sixth form who went to a state school and is now at oxford studying medicine
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Haven't about 90% of TSR either attended or are in attendance at a state school?

    For those wondering:

    State/ Comprehensive school: Government funded, no academic requirements to get in
    Grammar School: Government funded, must pass 11 plus test to get in
    Private school: Non-government funded, you or parents must pay fees to go there

    Grammar schools and private schools are most commonly associated with higher academic attainment yet I know one guy from my sixth form who went to a state school and is now at oxford studying medicine
    You say that as if its unusual - more than 45% of Oxford students are from non-grammar state schools!
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    (Original post by Kiniun)
    I don't, most of my friends do though
    You mean you actually paid for something similar to what you can get from the back end of a dog for free? Obviously your school wasnt that great
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    Hello everyone! :wavey:

    I've just had to bin an unholy amount of incredibly off-topic posts from here. If you would like to debate politics, please do so in the correct section, without derailing OP's thread.

    Cheers!


    OP: Do you think you would have done better in a different type of school? :holmes:
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    (Original post by iEthan)
    Hello everyone! :wavey:

    I've just had to bin an unholy amount of incredibly off-topic posts from here. If you would like to debate politics, please do so in the correct section, without derailing OP's thread.

    Cheers!


    OP: Do you think you would have done better in a different type of school? :holmes:
    Thank you so much! I appreciate it

    I think I would have started off on a better note - my earlier years of secondary school were terrible
    If I went to a private school I think I would have more opportunities to explore outside my subjects a bit more through school trips and stuff.
    There are certain subjects that I do think I would be better at if I went to a different school, e.g languages because the limited resources used for teaching aren't great/sufficient
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    (Original post by Laomedeia)
    You mean you actually paid for something similar to what you can get from the back end of a dog for free? Obviously your school wasnt that great
    Both my parents work so I can't get free school meals and the food they provide for us isn't that bad. Most of the time I tend to have my own lunch anyways
 
 
 
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