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    I'm applying to sixth form soon and I really don't know where I want to go! My overall aim is to go to Oxbridge which the state sixth form near me is slightly better for, however i'm not sure if going to a private sixth form will help me more later on in life and be a better experience. Any help would be appreciated!
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    I got to BHASVIC which is one of the leading state schools at sending students to Oxbridge and I highly recommend it if you are good at self studying. my twin goes to a private school as he works better under a more nurturing environment. I've found that at private school you'll get more aid and pastoral care. at colleges it is your responsibility to learn and get your work done and if you don't it's your fault, whereas at private schools it's alit harder to slack off.
    as for the social aspect, my college is huge (1500 per year) so it's harder to make good friends as most people hang out with who they know. if course you do make friends, it may just be harder especially if you're used to a smaller community. private school on the other hand, tend to be smaller and you spend more time there, be as you're stuck they're for the full school day, so you are bound to make course friends.
    one further thing to remember is that Oxbridge and all unis contextualize their offers so if you go to a state school and get the same grades they may favour you
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    (Original post by wattm056)
    I got to BHASVIC which is one of the leading state schools at sending students to Oxbridge and I highly recommend it if you are good at self studying. my twin goes to a private school as he works better under a more nurturing environment. I've found that at private school you'll get more aid and pastoral care. at colleges it is your responsibility to learn and get your work done and if you don't it's your fault, whereas at private schools it's alit harder to slack off.
    as for the social aspect, my college is huge (1500 per year) so it's harder to make good friends as most people hang out with who they know. if course you do make friends, it may just be harder especially if you're used to a smaller community. private school on the other hand, tend to be smaller and you spend more time there, be as you're stuck they're for the full school day, so you are bound to make course friends.
    one further thing to remember is that Oxbridge and all unis contextualize their offers so if you go to a state school and get the same grades they may favour you
    Thank you so much for your response!! Information like this is really helping my decision!
 
 
 

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