Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Hi all. I am currently in year 11 at a state school. I have already achieved 2 A*s at GCSE in previous years and I am predicted a further 10A*s (including 3 9's and an A* or A^) and an A.

    My A level choices are Double Maths, Physics and Economics; the subjects that I am best at and enjoy the most. I will most probably want to study Maths or Economics at university (preferably Oxbridge)!

    I have already applied to a (really remarkable) private sixth form. I have been offered an academic scholarship at this sixth form, which covers a certain percentage of the fee. The sixth form is really quite brilliant, as all of the departments seem to be better than that of the state sixth form that I am applying to.

    On the other hand, I have applied to a state sixth form college, which is undoubtedly one of the best state sixth form colleges in the country and I will probably receive an offer given the 'entry requirements'.

    My question is whether going to a private sixth form would put me at a disadvantage when applying to Oxbridge compared to if I were to go to the state sixth form? Both sixth forms have a relatively large cohort of students that are accepted into Oxbridge every year, and I know people who have got in this year from both sixth forms.
    •  Official Rep

     Official Rep
    Sorry you've not had any responses about this. Are you sure you've posted in the right place? Here's a link to our subject forum which should help get you more responses if you post there.

    Just quoting in Amusing Elk so she can move the thread if needed :wizard:
    (Original post by Amusing Elk)
Favourite type of bread
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.