Do universities like head boy/girls?Watch
Is it true that oxbridge dont care about head girls/boys and treat their application the same as other candidates.
I intend to go to oxford university in 2012 (im currently in year12) and i thought being able to write that i am head girl would give my ucas statement the extra edge - but after talking to the current head girl - ive been told that being head girl is a waste of effort and a chance for the school to dump all the chores that need doing on you.
is this true? do unis really not care about head girls and boys? could i potentially be sacrificing my grades on becoming head girl???!!!
ive spoken to the teacher in charge - but i belived her opinion would be biased and it was. She just wants a quartet that will do all the school's dirty work.
PLEASE REPLY ANYONE!
btw....my current predicted AS grades are AAAB, in maths physics history and economics. I intend on dropping history next year.
If you're really not sure what the role involves at your school, it might be best to leave it. But I suspect it's not as bad as your predecessor was making out. I'd say find out some more information before making a decision.
Good luck with your application!
It's a nice thing to put on UCAS, but it depends on the university how they treat it.
The heads are normally chosen in a glorified popularity contest, and it's basically a chance for the teachers to dump a load of menial tasks on you!
Two of my best friends are head boy and girl, and countless times I recall helping them out with the joys of:
1. Putting things in envelopes
2. Passing on really boring messages
3. Having to dress extra smart "as an example".
But who knows, you might like stapling things...
As far a 'special treatment' on other things in life, the Universities still offered me the same grades (although when applying for a job at Argos, the manager quite liked it). + I have a lot of work experience within the field I applied for. So if you really think it's going to effect your grades don't do it! End of the day Grades > pretty much everything else.
Just to add, I'm Head Girl and I was rejected by Oxford.
Ummm lets just say most of the people that applied to Oxbridge from my year who were not in the head girl team got in (27 girls out of 29 girls) whilst out of the head girl team(there are 7 of them) only 2 got in
Anyways, good luck with your application! you are going to need if if the goverment cut places!