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    Now, I know that obviously a grammar school might have a higher pass rate than a comprehensive, but does it really matter?

    I've been going to open days and such for sixth form and I found this one school that I really like, but it's not a grammar school like my other options. This school only needs C's to get into, which would suggest they have a lower expectancy of passing with A's during A-Levels, right?

    But, does that really matter? I was pondering over it and, honestly, wouldn't it be a case of how much studying each individual student does and how much they play attention opposed to the expectations of those in a class?

    Also, this sixth form has approx. 100 students (opposed to my 2nd choice's 500), would that make it a more comfortable settle?

    Thanks!
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    Now, I know that obviously a grammar school might have a higher pass rate than a comprehensive, but does it really matter?

    I've been going to open days and such for sixth form and I found this one school that I really like, but it's not a grammar school like my other options. This school only needs C's to get into, which would suggest they have a lower expectancy of passing with A's during A-Levels, right?

    But, does that really matter? I was pondering over it and, honestly, wouldn't it be a case of how much studying each individual student does and how much they play attention opposed to the expectations of those in a class?

    Also, this sixth form has approx. 100 students (opposed to my 2nd choice's 500), would that make it a more comfortable settle?

    Thanks!
    It doesn't really matter. I'm not 100% sure but i think my college needed an average of a D grade at GCSE to get in, plus English and Maths at C grade. Grammar school will probably push you more but you can still succeed at both.
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    (Original post by jodiemariexoxo)
    Now, I know that obviously a grammar school might have a higher pass rate than a comprehensive, but does it really matter?

    I've been going to open days and such for sixth form and I found this one school that I really like, but it's not a grammar school like my other options. This school only needs C's to get into, which would suggest they have a lower expectancy of passing with A's during A-Levels, right?

    But, does that really matter? I was pondering over it and, honestly, wouldn't it be a case of how much studying each individual student does and how much they play attention opposed to the expectations of those in a class?

    Also, this sixth form has approx. 100 students (opposed to my 2nd choice's 500), would that make it a more comfortable settle?

    Thanks!
    The quality of a school's staff/facilities doesn't define what you can get at A-level, provided you are willing seek help elsewhere if you find the teaching to be poor, or self-teach the course if you're that way inclined. Anyway, entry requirements aren't always representative of the quality of a school. Some schools inflate entry requirements to look "good", because people think that they are. It may be a good school, you can't really judge until you attend the school's open evening, or until you actually decide to attend it, if you do.
 
 
 
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