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    I go to Brampton Yr 12, and there are some things you should know. You are promised a Bursary of £200 per term but there's a catch. Everytime you get a late detention, £5 is deducted from it. Every late mark is a 30 minute detention And they don't give you your bursary immediately, they gave us ours after we broke up for christmas. They make you buy their PE kit but they don't make you wear it. One time, a teacher threatened to give late detentions if people didn't come in with the correct uniform. For 6th formers, the music lessons are split with 1 teacher getting 4 students for 20 minutes. I just stopped going because 5 minutes a week isn't enough. What a waste of money. You're not allowed to go out during breaks, you have to stay in school like secondary school children. The teaching quality isn't bad, but it isn't as amazing as mentioned on the website. You'll pretty much find the same quality teaching at LAE. The mathematics department isn't too good either, as some teachers are quite incompetent. You have to use a key card every time you want to get into somewhere and if you lose the receptionist purposely doesn't let you in. BTW it cost £20 to get a new one. If you want a locker, you will be short £1. They make you mark your homework yourself. At least in chemistr, if you don't get at least (sometimes 80 sometimes 100%) in a test, you have to come back and do a detention. Music room, GYM and other facilies aren't in the 6th form building. They're shared with the rest of thee school in the main building.
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    (Original post by DanBMA)
    I go to Brampton Yr 12, and there are some things you should know. You are promised a Bursary of £200 per term but there's a catch. Everytime you get a late detention, £5 is deducted from it. Every late mark is a 30 minute detention And they don't give you your bursary immediately, they gave us ours after we broke up for christmas. They make you buy their PE kit but they don't make you wear it. One time, a teacher threatened to give late detentions if people didn't come in with the correct uniform. For 6th formers, the music lessons are split with 1 teacher getting 4 students for 20 minutes. I just stopped going because 5 minutes a week isn't enough. What a waste of money. You're not allowed to go out during breaks, you have to stay in school like secondary school children. The teaching quality isn't bad, but it isn't as amazing as mentioned on the website. You'll pretty much find the same quality teaching at LAE. The mathematics department isn't too good either, as some teachers are quite incompetent. You have to use a key card every time you want to get into somewhere and if you lose the receptionist purposely doesn't let you in. BTW it cost £20 to get a new one. If you want a locker, you will be short £1. They make you mark your homework yourself. At least in chemistr, if you don't get at least (sometimes 80 sometimes 100%) in a test, you have to come back and do a detention. Music room, GYM and other facilies aren't in the 6th form building. They're shared with the rest of thee school in the main building.
    That's true. I have to mark all my maths homework, mixed exercises and past papers too. Also, I don't think they take away £5 for each late, I think they take away more or it doubles. I don't really understand it. The music lessons are really short. I have cello lessons at short break so I'm always late for Chemistry because we don't hear the bell so my teacher just carries on until another student comes. The bell in the morning actually rings one minute early, so the teachers will still say that you are late even if you are on time. And the library lady learns a few people's names so even if the whole of study is talking she calls out the few people that she knows and bam detention. It's just a struggle..
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    (Original post by Cassandra2816)
    I want to study Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Economics.
    How are the class sizes? How many people are in each class?
    When does the school day start and end?
    Is there a study room? And what is in there? I didn't get to see on the open day.
    This is exactly me
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    (Original post by Cassandra2816)
    The deadline should be around the end of February. Once it is available, apply then because you don't know how long your teacher reference will take.

    And also, if you apply early to Brampton early then you get to do the interview earlier to get it out of the way. I applied to Brampton early and did the interview before the deadline for the applications.
    what questions to they ask at the interview?
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    (Original post by DanBMA)
    I go to Brampton Yr 12, and there are some things you should know. You are promised a Bursary of £200 per term but there's a catch. Everytime you get a late detention, £5 is deducted from it. Every late mark is a 30 minute detention And they don't give you your bursary immediately, they gave us ours after we broke up for christmas. They make you buy their PE kit but they don't make you wear it. One time, a teacher threatened to give late detentions if people didn't come in with the correct uniform. For 6th formers, the music lessons are split with 1 teacher getting 4 students for 20 minutes. I just stopped going because 5 minutes a week isn't enough. What a waste of money. You're not allowed to go out during breaks, you have to stay in school like secondary school children. The teaching quality isn't bad, but it isn't as amazing as mentioned on the website. You'll pretty much find the same quality teaching at LAE. The mathematics department isn't too good either, as some teachers are quite incompetent. You have to use a key card every time you want to get into somewhere and if you lose the receptionist purposely doesn't let you in. BTW it cost £20 to get a new one. If you want a locker, you will be short £1. They make you mark your homework yourself. At least in chemistr, if you don't get at least (sometimes 80 sometimes 100%) in a test, you have to come back and do a detention. Music room, GYM and other facilies aren't in the 6th form building. They're shared with the rest of thee school in the main building.

    Are they still doing a bursary scheme for all students or has it changed. The website has updated and it appears that not all students are given £200 every term.
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    (Original post by LisaNikita)
    This is exactly me
    I ended up choosing Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths. Good luck with Physics, that's all I can say.
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    (Original post by confusedhelp)
    what questions to they ask at the interview?
    I'm sorry for not replying earlier, but I'm sure the interview was fine for you. They only ask about what you put on the application and what you want to study in university.
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    (Original post by Stormz1)
    Are they still doing a bursary scheme for all students or has it changed. The website has updated and it appears that not all students are given £200 every term.
    Thanks for telling me that, I have seen the changes on the website but they haven't told us that they would stop giving us a bursary. I got full bursary last week so I don't know if it's being taken away. Don't let that determine which sixth form to go to though, choose Brampton if you are willing to work. Be ready to handle the stress and homework. Just remember that this is only 2 years of your life.
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    (Original post by Cassandra2816)
    Thanks for telling me that, I have seen the changes on the website but they haven't told us that they would stop giving us a bursary. I got full bursary last week so I don't know if it's being taken away. Don't let that determine which sixth form to go to though, choose Brampton if you are willing to work. Be ready to handle the stress and homework. Just remember that this is only 2 years of your life.
    I wouldn't go even f they made it £500 but the teachers / students were ... lets just say rude. The teaching looks alright but the grades are great. The money is a factor but definitely not a deciding one.

    would be nice tho:daydreaming:

    Few questions;

    How strict are they on homework and are you made to mark yourself.

    More generic question - hows the stress and your social life
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    (Original post by Cassandra2816)
    I ended up choosing Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Further Maths. Good luck with Physics, that's all I can say.
    How hard is physics? I understand it'll be a major step up but on scale of 1-10 with 10 being near impossible and 1 being GCSE level
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    (Original post by Stormz1)
    I wouldn't go even f they made it £500 but the teachers / students were ... lets just say rude. The teaching looks alright but the grades are great. The money is a factor but definitely not a deciding one.

    would be nice tho:daydreaming:

    Few questions;

    How strict are they on homework and are you made to mark yourself.

    More generic question - hows the stress and your social life
    Brampton is strict on homework, some teachers more than others. You have to mark the homework yourself and tell them if you had any problems with it because teachers don't take your notes in sixth form because that would be 'disturbing your learning'.

    Social life... well being in this school is quite stressful but you wouldn't want a chill school now would you? I don't really have much of a social life but that's not because of the school, I just like Youtube more than people. A lot of people do have a social life but they put having this 'social life' before their work.
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    (Original post by Stormz1)
    How hard is physics? I understand it'll be a major step up but on scale of 1-10 with 10 being near impossible and 1 being GCSE level
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    I only got an A for physics GCSE and I was struggling from the first lesson, so be prepared. Go on youtube and watch the basic A level Physics Online videos, but don't use that for revision.
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    Hello, im soon to join lae, can you give me your honest opinion about the school, how it runs, how you find it, hows a school day, when does it finish and other general stuff and tips please
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    (Original post by M0H4MM4D)
    I currently go to LAE (Year 12). If you have any particular questions about it you can ask me. What subjects are you hoping to study?
    Hey, I will be starting my time at LAE in a few days and I would like to know a few basics like what time does the school start and finish, how are the teachers and support, their opportunities and any other general things that would help, thanks.
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    Hi there, I am planning to go to Brampton I just want to ask what are the entry requirements for getting in with The new gcse courses
 
 
 
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