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    Hello,

    I am a year 11 student currently studying GCSE level at a secondary school with medium reputation. My mum and all relatives want me to move from my current school to a grammar or to a one with good reputation. I feel very settled at my current school and would like to stay. Though I am scared to make wrong decisions. So do the sixthform you go to actually matter? I attended a uni conference recently but they have disagreed. But people say the disagree on purpose so we don't enter high standard schools.
    I am quite confused and would like to stay, though do not want to risk anything.

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    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you’ve posted in the right place? Posting in the specific Study Help forum should help get responses.

    I'm going to quote in Tank Girl now so she can move your thread to the right place if it's needed. :yy:

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    Hello,

    I am a year 11 student currently studying GCSE level at a secondary school with medium reputation. My mum and all relatives want me to move from my current school to a grammar or to a one with good reputation. I feel very settled at my current school and would like to stay. Though I am scared to make wrong decisions. So do the sixthform you go to actually matter? I attended a uni conference recently but they have disagreed. But people say the disagree on purpose so we don't enter high standard schools.
    I am quite confused and would like to stay, though do not want to risk anything.

    Thanks
    The reputation of the Sixth form college you study at is not important. I know people who have got into Oxbridge from comprehensive schools. However, the quality of teaching at a grammar school will probably make a difference in your results. I was in a similar situation like you a few years ago. After finishing my GCSE's I was sort of pressured by my parents to leave my school to attend a college with a much higher reputation (it is the 2nd best college in the country). I just went along with it, hoping things would go well. At first I didn't really like the environment of the college, but I still continued hoping things would get better. As the year went on, it didn't really get any better and I was too scared to tell my parents that I hated it. I didn't make many new friends and I just felt uncomfortable studying there. At the end of my AS year I achieved CCDE. I was so shocked and embarrassed because I never ever performed so badly in exams in my entire life, and other students had achieved straight A's. I decided that I needed a fresh start for A levels, so I moved to a different comprehensive sixth form school and started again. I achieved AABB in my AS this year and I am currently studying A2. The environment of my current sixth form is perfect and I am so glad I moved schools. My advice would be to study at the grammar school for a week or so, if you don't like it then you can move back to your old school. Good luck!
 
 
 
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