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    An A* from a state school is worth more than an A* from a private school.
    Go to a state school and work your ass off.

    + It's probably more fun than a private school. If I had the opportunity to repeat secondary school, I definitely would.
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    I doubt it. Then again university wouldn't be, if they actually made you pay it all up front.. It's interesting to consider how I would have done at a private school; honestly I don't think it would have made all that much difference even though I went to quite a bad state school.
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    (Original post by Heyyyyy)
    i wish pain on you
    Da*** did you post that for lol? Just sounds so random.
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    (Original post by edothero)
    An A* from a state school is worth more than an A* from a private school.
    Go to a state school and work your ass off.

    + It's probably more fun than a private school. If I had the opportunity to repeat secondary school, I definitely would.
    Show me proof of this?

    Because I am sure I read over 50% of oxbridge students come private schools which makes up like less than 10% of all schools lol.
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    (Original post by RiskVsReward)
    Show me proof of this?

    Because I am sure I read over 50% of oxbridge students come private schools which makes up like less than 10% of all schools lol.
    I didn't mean its literally worth more, just that getting an A* in a state school would be harder than getting it at a private school.
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    (Original post by edothero)
    I didn't mean its literally worth more, just that getting an A* in a state school would be harder than getting it at a private school.
    Oh, sorry. Yeah you are right but honestly in some state schools, it's hard enough getting a B lol.
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    (Original post by RiskVsReward)
    Oh, sorry. Yeah you are right but honestly in some state schools, it's hard enough getting a B lol.
    Tell me about it..
    But if you work hard enough, where you go shouldn't matter too much, aside from the fact that the education overall would be better at a private school.

    Its down to personal preference I would say..
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    (Original post by edothero)
    Tell me about it..
    But if you work hard enough, where you go shouldn't matter too much, aside from the fact that the education overall would be better at a private school.

    Its down to personal preference I would say..
    I disagree. Assume we have 16 hours in a week worth of study time in college/sixth form.

    16x say 30 weeks? I don't know exactly, maybe you get slight more or less teaching weeks. Maybe someone who knows exactly how many teach weeks there can comment.

    Anyway 16x30= 480 hours.

    480 hours of extremely high quality teaching could quite literally boost grades from B/C students to A*.
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    If I went to a private secondary school. I imagine the choices made based on the initial decision of another school would dramatically change the basis of my life, and what I have and haven't achieved to this point of my life.
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    (Original post by RoadtoSuccess)
    I've been at a grammar school since Year 7 and at the same one even now for Year 12

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    How ****ing dumb are you? We are questioning how you managed to get into grammar school considering you cannot properly form sentences. It has nothing to do with not reading your comment.
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    (Original post by celloel)
    How ****ing dumb are you? We are questioning how you managed to get into grammar school considering you cannot properly form sentences. It has nothing to do with not reading your comment.
    Oh. Did I type the sentences wrong?
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    (Original post by Novascope)
    Considering I go to a university with many people who went to private schools while I went to a state school, I don't really see the point.
    This, basically. I got into top 20 universities and I went to an irrelevant high school that nobody has ever heard of (not even people from nearby cities) in a small town in ****ing Hungary. The people who went to private school for ridiculous fees in the UK are not better off when applying to university. It's money down the drain.
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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    This, basically. I got into top 20 universities and I went to an irrelevant high school that nobody has ever heard of (not even people from nearby cities) in a small town in ****ing Hungary. The people who went to private school for ridiculous fees in the UK are not better off when applying to university. It's money down the drain.
    Except it isn't.
    The point of school isn't to get into uni. Private schools have generally longer (8+ hour) days. This allows students to become well-rounded and take part in extra curricular activities such as sports, music tuition and groups, drama, and volunteer work within their local community. Aside from making them look more attractive to employers, this also means that they have the skills necessary in order to socialise with the upper classes. Rich breeds rich. Plus, being able to do stuff like ski, ride, play tennis. the piano, makes them interesting to engage with
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    (Original post by re4trfe)
    Except it isn't.
    The point of school isn't to get into uni. Private schools have generally longer (8+ hour) days. This allows students to become well-rounded and take part in extra curricular activities such as sports, music tuition and groups, drama, and volunteer work within their local community. Aside from making them look more attractive to employers, this also means that they have the skills necessary in order to socialise with the upper classes. Rich breeds rich. Plus, being able to do stuff like ski, ride, play tennis. the piano, makes them interesting to engage with
    There were plenty of people at my school who took part in extracurricular activities aka sports, drama and so on. Several of my friends played tennis and the piano from a young age and went skiiing, and as I said, I am from the middle of nowhere where there are no rich people. You don't have to go to a private school or be rich to do any of those things.
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    (Original post by DisguisedToast)
    I'm a lazy *******. If my parents were paying huge sums of money for my education, would I be less of a lazy *******? Maybe...


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    It's only later you regret ****ing around, I know I do..wasted my parents money
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    (Original post by RoadtoSuccess)
    Oh. Did I type the sentences wrong?
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    You're ****ing unusual.
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    (Original post by edothero)
    An A* from a state school is worth more than an A* from a private school.
    Go to a state school and work your ass off.

    + It's probably more fun than a private school. If I had the opportunity to repeat secondary school, I definitely would.
    Didn't realise people from state schools sat harder exams.

    (Original post by driftawaay)
    This, basically. I got into top 20 universities and I went to an irrelevant high school that nobody has ever heard of (not even people from nearby cities) in a small town in ****ing Hungary. The people who went to private school for ridiculous fees in the UK are not better off when applying to university. It's money down the drain.
    Except for the fact that a higher proportion from private schools go on to study at Uni compared to from state schools. One example doesn't prove a rule. I'm sure there are plenty from your old school who are failing at life at the same time.
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Didn't realise people from state schools sat harder exams.



    Except for the fact that a higher proportion from private schools go on to study at Uni compared to from state schools. One example doesn't prove a rule. I'm sure there are plenty from your old school who are failing at life at the same time.
    No, actually, most people from my school went on to uni. And I am by no means the exception nor am I some high flying genius. Whether a higher proportion from private scools go on to uni is irrelevant, the point is that you don't need to go to private school to get good grades and to get into uni. Any kid with parents who raise their kids to study can go to uni.
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    (Original post by driftawaay)
    No, actually, most people from my school went on to uni. And I am by no means the exception nor am I some high flying genius. Whether a higher proportion from private scools go on to uni is irrelevant, the point is that you don't need to go to private school to get good grades and to get into uni. Any kid with parents who raise their kids to study can go to uni.
    Well maybe they have better schools in Hungary.

    I went to both a state school and a private school. For comparison in recent years in GCSE results:

    State school: 59% 5+ A* to C grades
    Private school: 99% 5+ A* to C grades (with 72% being A*/A)
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    (Original post by Zerforax)
    Well maybe they have better schools in Hungary.

    I went to both a state school and a private school. For comparison in recent years in GCSE results:

    State school: 59% 5+ A* to C grades
    Private school: 99% 5+ A* to C grades (with 72% being A*/A)
    There may be large differences at GCSE but I think success at A Level for a good student is largely dependent on the individual. Private school students may get an inane string of 7A*s to someone's 3 in a state school but the latter has basically got the maximum any university wants anyway. So I guess I'm saying they may be worth the money (depends on the fees of course) for GCSE but not so likely at A Level.
 
 
 
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