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    At the moment, I go to an all girls school:
    we have maybe 1 student go to oxbridge every couple of years,
    the subjects I want to do have quite a low A* rate (makes sense, our teachers are a little ****)
    not that many sixth form opportunities apart from becoming head girl (I'd like to be head girl)

    but I'm comfortable
    live super close
    and I guess the teachers know my ability and choose me for trips etc

    The sixth form I've got accepted into is a grammar mixed school:
    a lot more oxbridge students
    much higher A* percentage in my chosen subjects
    a lot more opportunities (though, I'll probably not be head girl)

    however it is 40 minutes away
    mixed? is this gonna be difficult lmao?
    teachers don't know me
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    (Original post by babymarima)
    At the moment, I go to an all girls school:
    we have maybe 1 student go to oxbridge every couple of years,
    the subjects I want to do have quite a low A* rate (makes sense, our teachers are a little ****)
    not that many sixth form opportunities apart from becoming head girl (I'd like to be head girl)

    but I'm comfortable
    live super close
    and I guess the teachers know my ability and choose me for trips etc

    The sixth form I've got accepted into is a grammar mixed school:
    a lot more oxbridge students
    much higher A* percentage in my chosen subjects
    a lot more opportunities (though, I'll probably not be head girl)

    however it is 40 minutes away
    mixed? is this gonna be difficult lmao?
    teachers don't know me
    If you feel like the grammar school will get you a better chance of doing well then that could be the best choice, it depends if you could cope with the commute well or not.
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    Just because it's got a much higher percentage of A*s doesn't mean the teachers are any better than the ones you have now, however, I still think you should go because:
    1. It will be more encouraging for you to be around high achieving people
    2. You get to make new friends. It's always nice to meet new people, and you will have to do this at uni too, might as well start now.

    I'm sure there are school buses and arrangements you can make that are affordable. Many people travel over 30 mins for college.
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    (Original post by babymarima)
    At the moment, I go to an all girls school:
    we have maybe 1 student go to oxbridge every couple of years,
    the subjects I want to do have quite a low A* rate (makes sense, our teachers are a little ****)
    not that many sixth form opportunities apart from becoming head girl (I'd like to be head girl)

    but I'm comfortable
    live super close
    and I guess the teachers know my ability and choose me for trips etc

    The sixth form I've got accepted into is a grammar mixed school:
    a lot more oxbridge students
    much higher A* percentage in my chosen subjects
    a lot more opportunities (though, I'll probably not be head girl)

    however it is 40 minutes away
    mixed? is this gonna be difficult lmao?
    teachers don't know me
    Getting int0 0xbridge would be a l0t easier fr0m the sch00I y0u're currentIy at

    The reas0n being, if it's as bad as y0u make 0ut then the percentage 0f A*s/As
    wiII be very I0w, which wiII make 0xbridge appeaI t0 y0u even m0re!

    That's if y0u c0me 0ut with g00d grades

    n0te 3 0f my keyb0ard keys are currentIy being retarded d0n't judge me
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    I was literally in the exact same position. Except my new school is a boys school.

    I found that when I moved I worked a lot harder to prove myself to teachers. I also had so many more opportunities, like lectures and club leaderships.

    I just feel like sometimes you need to make the effort to step out of your comfort zone for the benefit of your future. I also found that it's a lot easier than you think.


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    I also commute about 40 minutes to my school and changed school after secondary, I think it's worth it, it pushes you to go out of your comfort zone, you get to know the city, move around, meet people from other places. If the school is so good, it's possible that people from many other parts of the city or nearby villages also commute to get there and you get a mixed, inspirational group. It is then less of a plunge when you go to uni and it's another step toward a less homogeneous group.
 
 
 

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