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    (Original post by AcadeMia.)
    Does this put more stress on you to perform better
    yes but I'm kind of grateful for it, it pushes me to work harder
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    (Original post by AcadeMia.)
    Does this put more stress on you to perform better
    Yeah kind of, because if you don't get at least BBB at AS you get kicked out of sixth form, and you need to get all A*-A with at least a couple of A*s to get back in for year 12 in the first place.
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    I'm in Staffordshire and grades aren't really that great here across my college as a whole. Lots of people had to either retake the AS year or carry on but resit all their exams. Not sure on exact percentages, but it's not great.
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    (Original post by CallMeSosa)
    True, it's basically throwing money down the drain. If my parents were paying that much, no way would a B be enough for them.
    It's £65,000 for 2 years of GCSE teaching. Almost six grand for each GCSE basically 😂, if 11 is the normal amount taken
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    (Original post by AcadeMia.)
    How would you describe the teaching standards at these schools
    I think if you get on very well with your teacher, kept up with studies and homework and submitted assignments on time then you're good. Your head needs to be screwed on because the school is based in an economocally and socially deprived area and it has one of the highest levels of teen pregnancy and gang violence in Europe.
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    (Original post by AcadeMia.)
    How would you describe the teaching standards at these schools
    Very inconsistent. Our History AS serves as a good example. For one exam, we had one of the better teachers in the school, for the other, one of the worst. In the first exam multiple people got As. In the other exam, I scraped a B by one mark, and that was the highest mark. Most maths teachers were poor or disinterested (our maths AS teacher was good when she did actually teach, but would in general just let us work through the book. If you're the sort to ask questions it's fine, but a lot aren't, and people struggled a lot early on as a result), most English teachers were pretty good, Science was mediocre. One Physics teacher in particular spent the lessons rambling about other stuff, he was very smart, and it was interesting, but this methodology not at all conducive to good results.
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    My old school is pretty rubbish, only 41% of pupils got GCSE maths or english at Grade C or above
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    (Original post by BigMan Ting)
    Average grade last year was a D. The sixth form has since closed and we were the last year group.

    School is based in the South East. Couples of students are at good institutions like Manchester and Durham whilst another mate is going to Lund in Sweden.
    does your school's name begin with a B
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    (Original post by _princessxox)
    does your school's name begin with a B
    I don't wanna bait the school out haha but no it doesn't begin with a B
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    (Original post by BigMan Ting)
    I don't wanna bait the school out haha but no it doesn't begin with a B
    oh haha I asked because there's a school my teachers always talk about and they said their average a level grade is a D
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    (Original post by _princessxox)
    oh haha I asked because there's a school my teachers always talk about and they said their average a level grade is a D
    Personal to ask but when u mean SE, are you talking about SE in Ldn?
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    (Original post by BigMan Ting)
    Personal to ask but when u mean SE, are you talking about SE in Ldn?
    no I mean south east of England
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    (Original post by _princessxox)
    no I mean south east of England
    Calm lol I was thinking you went to some private girls school where I used to live
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    99.7% A Level pass rate with 81% of grades at A*-C

    56% of our students achieved the highest possible grades of A*-B

    In total, our 2016 leavers were awarded 153 A* or A grades at A Level

    33 of our A Level subjects had 100% pass rate

    100% BTEC pass rate with 97% of students achieving a Distinction or above

    70% of BTEC students were awarded triple Distinction*
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    I go to a sixth form college.
    A*-Bs - 64.4%
    A*/As - 34.1%
    A*s - 11.7%
    16 students got into Oxbridge.
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    Achieved AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects: 2.8% (national average is 17%)
    Average result: C- (national average is C+)
    Percentage of students completing the A Level programme: 90.6% (national average is 96.1%)
    90% pass rate.

    I'm from the East Midlands
 
 
 
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