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    Right so basically I am totally stuck on where to go next year to study my A Levels.
    My two choices are out of two good schools, which both have their strengths and weaknesses.
    The schools are Chelmsford County High School (Grammar school for girls)
    and Anglo European School (mixed school)
    I know that Chelmsford will get me the better grades (I want to take maths, economics, biology, psychology) which means I will be able to get into the Unis and courses that I want,
    but I feel like Anglo would make me an all rounded person, they offer a much wider range of extra curricular opportunities which will strengthen my personal statement etc, they also offer the EPQ which CCHS doesn't, and it is closer for me to get to.

    Any advice on how to choose or where you think I should go?
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    With the exception of Oxford and Cambridge, most unis look for well-rounded individuals who are not just academically gifted, but also have a range of extracurricular hobbies and interests. Based on this, I'd advise you to go to Anglo
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    (Original post by HobbiTom)
    With the exception of Oxford and Cambridge, most unis look for well-rounded individuals who are not just academically gifted, but also have a range of extracurricular hobbies and interests. Based on this, I'd advise you to go to Anglo
    Alright thanks for your advice
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    coming from an all boys grammar school after being at a regular mixed school, I genuinely found that I could concentrate far more around just guys. You don't have to worry about relationships and all that crap that could influence your grades. There was far less fighting, and much better teachers. As for extra curricular - by now you should have developed one or two passions, like a sport, or d of e or otherwise. If you truly wanted to follow those passions then you wouldn't rely on what most students understood as an unreliable body like the school. EPQ admittedly is nice, but if you do say d of e or ten tors and a few other bits in pieces like volunteering in a charity shop then you can easily go without it for your personal statement.
    I'm biased of course, but when I made my decision I chose grades; and I don't regret it. The school was around 10 miles away from me, i woke up at 5:30AM, walked 3 miles a day and caught a train. Distance isn't a huge deal.
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    I go to Chelmsford, I'm in Year 11 and I completely understand where you're coming from.
    Although it does seem like you should choose Anglo I say Chelmsford because it is great Sixth Form in terms of grades and University entry (which is the ultimate goal). Not to mention that every single extra-curricular activity we do we do excel at (Badminton team came 4th in the country, swimming team win the CESSA Essex championships every year). Also although the school doesn't list them on the website there are so many extra-curriculars.

    Although distance may seem like an issue - it really isn't. I travel for 45 mins each day to get to school and I just use it to sleep.
    If you need any more help just message me.
 
 
 
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