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    (Original post by Mxhnoor)
    Hey,
    I'm going to be starting at an independent school tomorrow for my A-levels and i feel like i havent seen very many of these sort of discussions, but i thought i could write about what it's like so people can get an insight to what "private education" is like and how it compares to a state school.
    Let me know if you guys are interested in this
    Sounds great! I love learning about the differences between the two. I've always gone to state schools (no grammars) so it's always interesting finding out how 'the other half' lives
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    Sounds great! I love learning about the differences between the two. I've always gone to state schools (no grammars) so it's always interesting finding out how 'the other half' lives
    Yeah so have I, the school i'm about to go to is a grammar school. They offered me a bursary due to good gcse results, My induction day is tomorrow, so I'll post about it after on what my first impression was like.
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    Hey,
    I'm going to be starting at an independent school tomorrow for my A-levels and i feel like i havent seen very many of these sort of discussions, but i thought i could write about what it's like so people can get an insight to what "private education" is like and how it compares to a state school.
    Let me know if you guys are interested in this
    I think it's sometimes hard for people who go to independent/private schools because they are automatically placed inside a "snobby,stuck up box" so yeah I would be interested to hear an insiders perspective.
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    I think it's sometimes hard for people who go to independent/private schools because they are automatically placed inside a "snobby,stuck up box" so yeah I would be interested to hear an insiders perspective.
    Yeah, i'm trying to go in with an open mind, but i have had a few small encounters during open days and so. For example on an open day, the student that was showing me around asked me what school i went to, and the school i go to isnt the best, and doesn't have a great reputation but there are a lot worse out there. When i told her, she snickered and then gave me less attention as she was doing to others and i just felt a tad excluded. But we'll see what others are like!
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    Yeah, i'm trying to go in with an open mind, but i have had a few small encounters during open days and so. For example on an open day, the student that was showing me around asked me what school i went to, and the school i go to isnt the best, and doesn't have a great reputation but there are a lot worse out there. When i told her, she snickered and then gave me less attention as she was doing to others and i just felt a tad excluded. But we'll see what others are like!
    I went to a state school and now I go to an independent school. From my experience so far, it's so much better. Yes some people are probably entitled snobs but 99% are just like us. There are so many differences in state schools and independent schools but so far I feel as if I am enjoying it so much more than I did at state schools! x
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    I went to a state school and now I go to an independent school. From my experience so far, it's so much better. Yes some people are probably entitled snobs but 99% are just like us. There are so many differences in state schools and independent schools but so far I feel as if I am enjoying it so much more than I did at state schools! x
    Personally, I found people to be way more entitled and snobbish at state school - just about different things.

    I never met anyone at day school make a big deal about what trainers they owned, what labels they were wearing or making out that they were better than anyone else due to their circumstances.

    On the other hand - state school - always met people like that.
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    (Original post by Mxhnoor)
    Hey,
    I'm going to be starting at an independent school tomorrow for my A-levels and i feel like i havent seen very many of these sort of discussions, but i thought i could write about what it's like so people can get an insight to what "private education" is like and how it compares to a state school.
    Let me know if you guys are interested in this
    I was in a state school till half way through year 9 when I switched. From going to a private school my confidence in my self has grown. The class sizes tend to be smaller which makes it a much more comfortable environment and allows the teachers to focus slightly more on each pupil and helping them. They also tend not to be as strict, I found they allow you the freedom and space with your age and treat you as adults not children. It doesn't tend to be very cliquey but obviously there are a few( we had one called the T20- Trendy 20. They named it that themselves) but they are all lovely people and no one tends to be quite snobbish but there is always the odd one. I'm happy to give any more insight if you want to know anything just ask me x
 
 
 
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