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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
I have not heard about any of the sixthforms you mentioned apart from Bsix and City of London. Imo City of London is a good sixthform and i know this because many people say so.
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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
Well that's quite a massive variety of Sixth Forms you've got there, maybe you should do some research into them first? The only one of those I know a bit is Woodhouse which looked nice enough.
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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
Have you attended any of their open days? Because that's quite a bit to whittle down. I can tell you a bit about some of them, though (from what friends have told me):
Woodhouse: Learning's quite independent but teachers are willing to support you if you need it. V good social life there!
BSix: Isn't taken seriously as a sixth form for most subjects. Everyone I know there is a stoner, and classes are quite disruptive. If social life is very important to you, then there is definitely a lot of socialising done there.
Latymer: Great school with mostly great teaching. People there are really smart though, and it can be a bit daunting sometimes. Don't think the social life's amazing but I feel like the quality of teaching makes up for this.

I'm currently in year 13 studying at Mossbourne
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Well that's quite a massive variety of Sixth Forms you've got there, maybe you should do some research into them first? The only one of those I know a bit is Woodhouse which looked nice enough.
Ah! I'm from different country tho and I moved few months ago. I was home schooled back in my country. You're right, I choosed a lot of Sixth Forms but it's mostly because I wanted to hear what you guys have to say. It's really important for me to hear as many opinions as it's possible and my ony source is internet because I'm not familiar with anyone from here. I choosed few standard Sixth Forms but also few schools with academy status that does have Sixth Form as well but I heard that they mostly accept locals even if they're non selective so I'm afraid they're not going to accept person like me who just moved and basically I just don't want to be inside some sort of community and feel like outsider or so! So I'm really afraid about these schools and wanted to hear more but I see they're not popular? Seriously no one of you heard of them? Btw Woodhouse is great choice but I don't think so I have a chance because of my situation, no grades etc etc etc.
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Have you attended any of their open days? Because that's quite a bit to whittle down. I can tell you a bit about some of them, though (from what friends have told me):
Woodhouse: Learning's quite independent but teachers are willing to support you if you need it. V good social life there!
BSix: Isn't taken seriously as a sixth form for most subjects. Everyone I know there is a stoner, and classes are quite disruptive. If social life is very important to you, then there is definitely a lot of socialising done there.
Latymer: Great school with mostly great teaching. People there are really smart though, and it can be a bit daunting sometimes. Don't think the social life's amazing but I feel like the quality of teaching makes up for this.

I'm currently in year 13 studying at Mossbourne
Thank you so much for your opinions! First of all, I really wanted apply to Woodhouse but I don't think I have any chance because of my situation. Well, I know that Bsix and La swap are exactly what you said and it's not really what I want for myself but I'm afraid I'm going to end up there... It's so stressfull for me because my situation is extraordinary and yeah, I was home schooled, no grades and yeah, I guess there's no place for me in schools like Woodhouse tho... What do you think tbh? Also I wanted to hear more about "Academy" schools, do you know anything about schools like this? I mean I wanted apply to Chelsea Academy or Paddington academy or even Holland Park School but I'm afraid I will be outsider or so...
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Thank you so much for your opinions! First of all, I really wanted apply to Woodhouse but I don't think I have any chance because of my situation. Well, I know that Bsix and La swap are exactly what you said and it's not really what I want for myself but I'm afraid I'm going to end up there... It's so stressfull for me because my situation is extraordinary and yeah, I was home schooled, no grades and yeah, I guess there's no place for me in schools like Woodhouse tho... What do you think tbh? Also I wanted to hear more about "Academy" schools, do you know anything about schools like this? I mean I wanted apply to Chelsea Academy or Paddington academy or even Holland Park School but I'm afraid I will be outsider or so...
I can' really advise on what their opinion would be, so I'd recommend you either call them or email them. I'd expect that quite a few wouldn't mind, and would maybe have you sit a test to prove competence?
Well there's no reason you should got ehre if you don't want to. And worst comes to worst, you can just sit GCSEs in your first year at a college, and then go on to do A-Levels... You could even sit them this year if you were dedicated!
Well my school's an academy school, and I think it's really good. The teachers offer loads of support, although its a bit weird going to school with 11 year olds. I mean, is there anything in particular you wanna know about academy schools??
I've never heard of chelsea/paddington academy, sorry :/ Nor holland park. Why do you fear you'll be an outsider?
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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
Latymer pupil here!
Teaching is excellent and support for applying to university and such is excellent. Lots of ECs to get involved with and people are very friendly. It can be a bit daunting at times but you get over it within 5 minutes and everyone fits in quite well
I can't really comment on the social life not being great because it's the only school I've been to but people don't really complain about it


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I can' really advise on what their opinion would be, so I'd recommend you either call them or email them. I'd expect that quite a few wouldn't mind, and would maybe have you sit a test to prove competence?
Well there's no reason you should got ehre if you don't want to. And worst comes to worst, you can just sit GCSEs in your first year at a college, and then go on to do A-Levels... You could even sit them this year if you were dedicated!
Well my school's an academy school, and I think it's really good. The teachers offer loads of support, although its a bit weird going to school with 11 year olds. I mean, is there anything in particular you wanna know about academy schools??
I've never heard of chelsea/paddington academy, sorry :/ Nor holland park. Why do you fear you'll be an outsider?
I didn't know that I can take GCSE! I mean I know a little bit about it from the beginning when I was doing research about a year ago but I guess it's a lot of work and not really a lot of time and I seriously don't want to do the A Levels next year! But start as soon as I can because after Sixth Form I have to take another year to do foundation course diploma in Textiles and probably as many courses as I can in Conde Nast school which costs way more than private education bur gives you better opportunites, I mean for person like me and state schools are pretty great here, in England so I'm not really worried about it! (I'm from Russia btw). Yeah, it's pretty wreid that no one heard anything about Chelsea Academy etc but I guess it's because it's school in Chelsea and not really private and I guess every single person from there want private education for their kids... So this is why I said it's probably some sort of community and I will be outsider because I kinda fear to speak English haha.
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I have to apply very soon. Here you go with my personal choices:

Woodhouse College
La swap Sixth Form
Bsix Sixth Form
St Charles Sixth Form
Paddington Academy
Chelsea Accademy
Alexandra Park School
The Latymer School
Holland Park School
The City of London Academy

It's random order.

What you, guys think about my choices? Can you tell me your personal opinion, not really proffessional but overall how's the atmosphere, people and etc. Anything you find important and want to share with me. You can also refer your own choices!

Thank you all.
I'm from London and the only one I've heard of is Woodhouse, St Charles and City of London. I personally wouldn't pick St Charles, if you are a person who works hard it will be ok but its easy to get distracted with social life there. I didn't go there but it was one of the popular choices for people at my secondary school. Woodhouse is supposed to be really good I've heard. I was considering going there when I was applying for sixth forms. You should really just go to open days though
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APS isn't amazing, but Woodhouse is outrageously overrated. No-one can substantiate any of their claims to be a top VI Form.
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Latymer pupil here!
Teaching is excellent and support for applying to university and such is excellent. Lots of ECs to get involved with and people are very friendly. It can be a bit daunting at times but you get over it within 5 minutes and everyone fits in quite well
I can't really comment on the social life not being great because it's the only school I've been to but people don't really complain about it


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Thank you for your opinion! You think any chance to get in if you're from diff country, just moved in and stuff? Well, I heard it's good school and I guess it is true!
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APS isn't amazing, but Woodhouse is outrageously overrated. No-one can substantiate any of their claims to be a top VI Form.
Thank you... Would you choose any of schools from my "choice list"? Or can you suggest any Sixth Forms that would accept person with situation like mine?
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Thank you... Would you choose any of schools from my "choice list"? Or can you suggest any Sixth Forms that would accept person with situation like mine?
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Male or female?
Femme! And does it actually matters?
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Femme! And does it actually matters?
Of course it does. Then you can include or exclude the single sex VI Forms.

If you have no proof of your quals, it's going to be a struggle. You might have to try the ones attached to schools, even so they might insist on seeing x number of GCSEs. Even the mediocre schools. Maybe QEG, maybe Copthall. Hendon or Finchley Catholic.
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Of course it does. Then you can include or exclude the single sex VI Forms.

If you have no proof of your quals, it's going to be a struggle. You might have to try the ones attached to schools, even so they might insist on seeing x number of GCSEs. Even the mediocre schools. Maybe QEG, maybe Copthall. Hendon or Finchley Catholic.
I didn't mentioned same sex schools which means I'm not interested in them and it's why I askef and btw it's not true at all, a lot of people moving durning Sixth Form! (And basically moving) And I knew a lot of them. None of schools wants your previous grades from your country, it doesn't count! They totally don't care about it unless you're international student then it's different. What they can do is ask you to sit English test because they want to make sure about your abilities! (If your English isn't communicative). I also saw few things online about standard English & Math test but yeah! I didn't mentioned any Ivy League tables Sixth Forms that are selective and who knows what else. I simply asked about opinions and I also had few questions what you personally think and thank you for it but it's not true at all, like I mentioned before. I'm just curious why would you say such a thing? Btw I deserve education like any other person who moves to different country so seriously, bull**** and clearly thanks for being racist and viewing me like some kind of stupid immigrant or so! Btw basically year ago I had convo with Ashbourne, CATS, Duff Miller and NONE of them had issues with me being from different country and not having grades because it's oblivious, I wasn't attending school in England! So you're suggesting private school wants me in but state education doesn't? Aha! and But thank you, ANYWAY.
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I didn't mentioned same sex schools which means I'm not interested in them and it's why I askef and btw it's not true at all, a lot of people moving durning Sixth Form! (And basically moving) And I knew a lot of them. None of schools wants your previous grades from your country, it doesn't count! They totally don't care about it unless you're international student then it's different. What they can do is ask you to sit English test because they want to make sure about your abilities! (If your English isn't communicative). I also saw few things online about standard English & Math test but yeah! I didn't mentioned any Ivy League tables Sixth Forms that are selective and who knows what else. I simply asked about opinions and I also had few questions what you personally think and thank you for it but it's not true at all, like I mentioned before. I'm just curious why would you say such a thing? Btw I deserve education like any other person who moves to different country so seriously, bull**** and clearly thanks for being racist and viewing me like some kind of stupid immigrant or so! Btw basically year ago I had convo with Ashbourne, CATS, Duff Miller and NONE of them had issues with me being from different country and not having grades because it's oblivious, I wasn't attending school in England! So you're suggesting private school wants me in but state education doesn't? Aha! and But thank you, ANYWAY.
No, seriously...you're welcome.

Good luck with finding a VI Form. You're going to need it, because you aren't getting in on your congeniality.
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Holland Park isn't bad, pretty good track record as of late and generally a good mix of people. My sister went there and I was there for secondary school. Most people get good enough grades for university as well if that's what you're aiming for.


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No, seriously...you're welcome.

Good luck with finding a VI Form. You're going to need it, because you aren't getting in on your congeniality.
I was honest. Which is something that not everyone can be proud of. Congeniality? You have to deserve it. You didn't. As I said, HONESTY not bull**** and you're full of bull****. Next time don't serve bull****, if you don't know what you're talking about - just shut up. Everyone deserve education, no matter if you're poor or rich. No one can limit me because I'm from different country! It's just hilarious, you're f*cking racist.
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