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    Just wondering...

    Private school students - does the fact that your parents are paying quite a bit of money for your education make you feel under pressure?
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    I think it largely depends on everybody's personal situation but in my case, definitely. It's not that my parents are strict or anything, I'd just feel horrible if I disappointed them knowing how hard they work to let me go to my school.
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    (Original post by hoafanuk)
    I think it largely depends on everybody's personal situation but in my case, definitely. It's not that my parents are strict or anything, I'd just feel horrible if I disappointed them knowing how hard they work to let me go to my school.
    Ah, I understand.

    Do you think your grades be hugely different if you didn't go private?
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    Ah, I understand.

    Do you think your grades be hugely different if you didn't go private?
    Honestly, I don't know. I've never experienced state school so I can't really comment on that but I'm always being pushed at my current school and the teachers are absolute baes and work so hard for everyone. I'm not saying that state schools are necessarily different but I do think without that my grades would be quite different.
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    In my experience, no. I royally ****ed up my education.
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    I think it does, you just dont wanna disappoint them.
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    If you define by doing well as getting in, going to and completing university - then yes. Private schooled children are literally indoctrinated to "do well"
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    One thing I like to do in debates like this is flip the argument and see what it gets us. Do comprehensive student - parents care less about the academic achievements of their offspring? I believe few would agree to this. Therefore while private school parents may indeed want their investment paying off, it would be wrong to say they care more.
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    As someone who's been both private and state schooled, I've never felt pressured by anything other than wanting to get good grades.
    People who don't try to do well probably regret wasting their parents money, but I've never known anyone who has felt pressured by the fact that their education is being payed for. This is probably because private school kids feel entitled to their education and dont understand how much better off they are
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    (Original post by enaayrah)
    Just wondering...

    Private school students - does the fact that your parents are paying quite a bit of money for your education make you feel under pressure?
    Not really, well me anyway. I go to one of the top schools in scotland and i find that everyone is striving for excellence and tbh the only people that might pressure are the teachers who constantly remind you of how fortunate you are. In terms of pressure i find that you are more pressured into doing extra-curricular activities such as sport or music as to fully make use of the oppurtunities available to you. Personally i played rugby.
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    (Original post by hoafanuk)
    Honestly, I don't know. I've never experienced state school so I can't really comment on that but I'm always being pushed at my current school and the teachers are absolute baes and work so hard for everyone. I'm not saying that state schools are necessarily different but I do think without that my grades would be quite different.
    This is definitely true. The teachers are extremely hard working and helpful and give up a lot of time to help you. I know that i wouldnt have gotten my As without them
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    Its up to the teachers, staff, parents and opinion. Some people find the stuff i do really hard whilst sometimes they find the stuff im doing really easy. Public schools are made to be functionaly and be as efficent as possible private schools are to make money which also includes efficency but it is focused on money. More money(most of the time) generally means a better education and that is the expectation so i would expect the pressure to be higher.
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    As a State school student I feel the need to do really well so that I can beat those bourgeioisie capitalist expoliters. Then I will get rid of capitalism.
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    (Original post by ayy lmao XD)
    As a State school student I feel the need to do really well so that I can beat those bourgeioisie capitalist expoliters. Then I will get rid of capitalism.
    And replace it with a new form of world order called socialist-gaylordism?
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    (Original post by Howard)
    And replace it with a new form of world order called socialist-gaylordism?
    I prefer Gaylordologisim
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    (Original post by ayy lmao XD)
    As a State school student I feel the need to do really well so that I can beat those bourgeioisie capitalist expoliters. Then I will get rid of capitalism.


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    ayy lmao XD
 
 
 
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