Does hills roads actually give me a better chance of gaining entry to top unis

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I'm holding a place at hills road, and I want to know what it's like and whether or not it will actually give me a better chance of getting into oxford.
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(I am too holding a place at Hills) I've heard they do push their students really hard to get good grades but whether you get into Oxford really depends on you and your grades whatever school you're at but yes, it could give you an advantage since Hills put so much emphasis on getting a good grade and they also give you lots of advice and help when applying for Oxbridge (but then again there are also many other sixth forms who do this too).
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(I am too holding a place at Hills) I've heard they do push their students really hard to get good grades but whether you get into Oxford really depends on you and your grades whatever school you're at but yes, it could give you an advantage since Hills put so much emphasis on getting a good grade and they also give you lots of advice and help when applying for Oxbridge (but then again there are also many other sixth forms who do this too).
Ooh what subjects are you holding, and thanks for your reply, I'm jus trying to decide.
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As ive never heard of it, Im going to say no. Getting good A-level results will be better
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Ooh what subjects are you holding, and thanks for your reply, I'm jus trying to decide.
double maths, physics and french (although I'm considering switching over to chemistry rather than French but IDK yet really) what about you?
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is this in cambridge
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is this in cambridge
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As ive never heard of it, Im going to say no. Getting good A-level results will be better
It's a Sixth Form College in Cambridge. Has amongst the highest number of Oxbridge offer holders each year of any school, including private schools.

However here's what Cambridge itself says about it, and schools like it
https://www.cao.cam.ac.uk/behind-the...s-and-colleges


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It's only successful because all the lecturers and all the other workers send their kids there
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I'm a current Y12 student at Hills and I think that although you have to work hard regardless to get into Oxbridge, Hills does open some more opportunities for strengthening your uni application, such as participating in Olympiad competitions, inviting speakers in weekly to talk about various subject topics, compulsory EPQ, educational trips etc. I believe you get a lot of help in Y13 for uni applications too, but I can't guarantee that.
Make sure you are doing the subjects you enjoy the most, or are most excited for, even if your combination is weaker in terms of uni applications, or your motivation will seriously drop. Hills doesn't make it easy for you (at least in maths and science), you'll seriously need to work your socks off throughout the year in order to keep up an A/B grade, but then the actual exams are a bit easier in the end due to the harder material you're set in homework and class.
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