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    I've been thinking about going to a different school, the other school has all the subjects I'm doing right now but some are different exam boards e.g: my sciences would go from OCR to AQA. I'm in year 10 currently and half way through my course, is changing school a risky move, or should I rely on me teaching myself with the internet and revision guides?

    My options (in case they're important) are:
    - Maths
    - Further Maths
    - Philosophy
    - Triple Science
    - P.E
    - English Lit + Lang
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    (Original post by Retsek)
    I've been thinking about going to a different school, the other school has all the subjects I'm doing right now but some are different exam boards e.g: my sciences would go from OCR to AQA. I'm in year 10 currently and half way through my course, is changing school a risky move, or should I rely on me teaching myself with the internet and revision guides?

    My options (in case they're important) are:
    - Maths
    - Further Maths
    - Philosophy
    - Triple Science
    - P.E
    - English Lit + Lang
    You also need to check if they offer those subjects and if the timetable would allow you to take them all.
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    (Original post by Compost)
    You also need to check if they offer those subjects and if the timetable would allow you to take them all.
    Will do, but hypothetically, how bad would switching exam board half way through the course be?
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    (Original post by Retsek)
    Will do, but hypothetically, how bad would switching exam board half way through the course be?
    It depends on the subject - it doesn't make much difference for Maths, the content isn't that different for Sciences but catching up on controlled assessments can be a pain, even if you are studying the same board for English Literature you may have read different books. In general, it's not insurmountable but I wouldn't choose to do it unless you have to.
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    (Original post by Retsek)
    I've been thinking about going to a different school, the other school has all the subjects I'm doing right now but some are different exam boards e.g: my sciences would go from OCR to AQA. I'm in year 10 currently and half way through my course, is changing school a risky move, or should I rely on me teaching myself with the internet and revision guides?

    My options (in case they're important) are:
    - Maths
    - Further Maths
    - Philosophy
    - Triple Science
    - P.E
    - English Lit + Lang
    It depends why you're doing this- I changed school a few times throughout sixth form, and am not sure whether this was such a good move...
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    (Original post by couruthim)
    It depends why you're doing this- I changed school a few times throughout sixth form, and am not sure whether this was such a good move...
    Well our school is moving into a new building and becoming an academy, but they've made loads of TAs redundant and forced too headteachers out, and many of the decent teachers are also leaving, it's now also very late into the year and they've only just started advertising for teachers to fill the gaps, this is bad because they'll only be able to get teachers fresh out of training, or couldn't get a job anywhere else. The change to the new building might mean that in comparison changing to a different school wont be that much of a bigger change.
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    (Original post by Retsek)
    Well our school is moving into a new building and becoming an academy, but they've made loads of TAs redundant and forced too headteachers out, and many of the decent teachers are also leaving, it's now also very late into the year and they've only just started advertising for teachers to fill the gaps, this is bad because they'll only be able to get teachers fresh out of training, or couldn't get a job anywhere else. The change to the new building might mean that in comparison changing to a different school wont be that much of a bigger change.
    Ok, this is fair enough, but do you know for sure that the school which you are intending on switching to has a good track record and achieves much better results than your current school?
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    (Original post by couruthim)
    Ok, this is fair enough, but do you know for sure that the school which you are intending on switching to has a good track record and achieves much better results than your current school?
    I believe so, before the change in management we were about on par with them, but last year our school didn't release our results to the public, sooooo... There were of course some people who still got straight As but I know them personally and that was through their own willpower not the school
 
 
 
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