WAt do u think is better grammar school or fast track class???Watch
Thus, local comprehensives are the only option for intelligent people in my area. In an average class we have a few of the people who should've gone to the grammar school and can walk the lesson in their sleep, a bulk of average people who can cope and the slightly dim people who don't have a clue (just barely made it into the top set but shouldn't really be there). My school teaches to the standard of the bulk of the class and gives extra help to the lower students but does absoulutely nothing for more advanced ones (though they claim they do in the brochure for prospective students...)
The closest equivalent for a fast track class I've been in is my further maths group. There are only 3 of us. We have lessons in the deputy head's office which is quite nice . It does help so much being with people who want to get on with the work and don't struggle to keep up. I say fast track is better.
The stange thing is though that my friends that went to the grammars would have probably done better at the comps because their grades wern't great adn they said that unless you were in the top sets at the grammar school you were virtually ignored
Mind you, i do think that Grammars are little over-rated as not everyone got As and Bs in our year (which was exspected of us) some got Es and Ds (AS- Level)