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    This is a long one..
    I have just finished my gcses and for a levels I'm planning on studying biology chemistry and psychology to have a career in the health care profession (at the minute I think I want to study pharamacy!). I was just going to stay at my school I'm at now which is a fairly good grammar school however recently a new 'studio school' is being built 5 minutes from my road which is a medical and healthcare college. So it's opening in September for year 9 who enjoy science and forbyear 12s who want a career in the health care...it looks amazing, it looks so suited to what I want to do and they offer work experience in pharmacy. However is going here the wrong choice? There are some cons for example, I don't know anyone there and it's obviously brand new so there is no history of the school as in results and stuff. This has been playing on my mind for a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone on here has any advice or what they would do? I know it's my choice (as my family keep telling me)and only I can make the decision I'm just so unsure!! Thanks for your help !

    *note I have been accepted at both places
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    (Original post by Sophief2000)
    This is a long one..
    I have just finished my gcses and for a levels I'm planning on studying biology chemistry and psychology to have a career in the health care profession (at the minute I think I want to study pharamacy!). I was just going to stay at my school I'm at now which is a fairly good grammar school however recently a new 'studio school' is being built 5 minutes from my road which is a medical and healthcare college. So it's opening in September for year 9 who enjoy science and forbyear 12s who want a career in the health care...it looks amazing, it looks so suited to what I want to do and they offer work experience in pharmacy. However is going here the wrong choice? There are some cons for example, I don't know anyone there and it's obviously brand new so there is no history of the school as in results and stuff. This has been playing on my mind for a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone on here has any advice or what they would do? I know it's my choice (as my family keep telling me)and only I can make the decision I'm just so unsure!! Thanks for your help !

    *note I have been accepted at both places
    A shorter commute should do you some good and if they can back up that they have good teachers and the like, the it could be worth the risk
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    A shorter commute should do you some good and if they can back up that they have good teachers and the like, the it could be worth the risk
    Hmmm it does look pretty good tbh!
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    (Original post by Sophief2000)
    Hmmm it does look pretty good tbh!
    If it's only the lack of history worrying you then I think it's a risk worth of taking.
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    Don't hesitate

    I would go for it because it's something different.

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to a sixth form boarding college (called Welbeck DSFC) and I really regret not going now. I thought I wasn't competent enough but I think I was but just didn't have the confidence :/

    So go for it!
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    I think you should go for it especially since they offer work experience which is a PAIN to get if you don't have connections.
    I do the same subjects and I'm now going into year 13.
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    Don't hesitate

    I would go for it because it's something different.

    I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to a sixth form boarding college (called Welbeck DSFC) and I really regret not going now. I thought I was competent enough but I think I was but just didn't have the confidence :/

    So go for it!
    thank you ! That would be the worst regretting not going!!
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    I think you should go for it especially since they offer work experience which is a PAIN to get if you don't have connections.
    I do the same subjects and I'm now going into year 13.
    That's very true, the school has connections with the nhs and the local uni too! And what are you planning on doing after a levels?
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    (Original post by Sophief2000)
    That's very true, the school has connections with the nhs and the local uni too! And what are you planning on doing after a levels?
    I planning on studying Biomedical Science, I want to be a medical researcher, I don't know what exact field though!
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    It sounds perfect, I'd give it a chance. If turns out to be horrible I'm sure they'll allow you to transfer before the October half term. Good luck


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    It sounds perfect, I'd give it a chance. If turns out to be horrible I'm sure they'll allow you to transfer before the October half term. Good luck

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    Ahhh thank you lovely!
 
 
 
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