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So I’m a grade 8/9 student and currently at a non-grammar school. I really like the teachers and all of my friends are staying there but I was accepted at a grammar school sixth form which I would need to settle into and I don’t know the teachers. This school seems a really serious and pressurised environment, but it offers really great opportunities for the career I’m heading towards and a lot of support. I wouldn’t know anywhere and I’m quite quiet so it would take me some time to find new friends.

What should I do ? Stay at my current sixth form or move to an academically better one ?
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I can’t say much but I did have a similar situation with you but for my 11+. See if there is any open days and see how the school is if you’re still unsure. You don’t need to go to an academically better school to do well as you have done very well without it in the first place. Go with your gut feeling but if you think you’ll be able to deal with a new environment, I would say take the chanc
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(Original post by Ellie383)
So I’m a grade 8/9 student and currently at a non-grammar school. I really like the teachers and all of my friends are staying there but I was accepted at a grammar school sixth form which I would need to settle into and I don’t know the teachers. This school seems a really serious and pressurised environment, but it offers really great opportunities for the career I’m heading towards and a lot of support. I wouldn’t know anywhere and I’m quite quiet so it would take me some time to find new friends.

What should I do ? Stay at my current sixth form or move to an academically better one ?
I would stay at the same school because you'd be more comfortable there and you'd be able to focus on your studies. However it's totally up to you
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I would stay at the same school because you'd be more comfortable there and you'd be able to focus on your studies. However it's totally up to you
Thanks, really needed a different perspective on the situation 😃
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Thanks, really needed a different perspective on the situation 😃
No problem, glad I could help.
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(Original post by Ellie383)
So I’m a grade 8/9 student and currently at a non-grammar school. I really like the teachers and all of my friends are staying there but I was accepted at a grammar school sixth form which I would need to settle into and I don’t know the teachers. This school seems a really serious and pressurised environment, but it offers really great opportunities for the career I’m heading towards and a lot of support. I wouldn’t know anywhere and I’m quite quiet so it would take me some time to find new friends.

What should I do ? Stay at my current sixth form or move to an academically better one ?
Id go to the other school.
Like you say, you get more support and offers great opportunities.
You may be quiet but you will still make friends, and you can still stay friends with your old ones as well. And you will get to know the teachers.
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I really don't think you should consider the socialising/making friends aspect of it all to be an issue.

Since it'll be your first year of sixth form you'll find that a lot of people there will be new.
A lot of people will be in the same position, having moved from different schools, so it's the same experience for a majority of the students there which should make it easier for you to be able to make friends.

If you are a currently a grade 8/9 student at your current school then you are obviously a very capable individual so I'd imagine despite which school you decide to go to, you'll do extremely well either way.

You need to put yourself in the best position possible moving forward.
I would go to whichever place offers you the most opportunities, experiences, and support in order to help you with future academia/employment.
Your intelligence has allowed you to secure a place from this comprehensive sixth form, so I would take the full advantage of what you're being offered.
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(Original post by Ellie383)
So I’m a grade 8/9 student and currently at a non-grammar school. I really like the teachers and all of my friends are staying there but I was accepted at a grammar school sixth form which I would need to settle into and I don’t know the teachers. This school seems a really serious and pressurised environment, but it offers really great opportunities for the career I’m heading towards and a lot of support. I wouldn’t know anywhere and I’m quite quiet so it would take me some time to find new friends.

What should I do ? Stay at my current sixth form or move to an academically better one ?
what revision tips would you give for subjects like science, maths, history ( if you do) and lang ( french, spanish)
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I do all of these subjects, for science and maths I’ll make flash cards and print out past papers to do, in addition I go to all intervention sessions just to keep up.
For history I usually do flashcards and mindmaps just too learn the dates and key ideas.
Languages are bit more difficult but I’ll learn high level phrases using flashcards. Learning vocabulary as the course progresses, not leaving it till the end. For listening which I find the most difficult I try to do listening tests at home and at school in interventions, but I’ve been told to listen to French generally like on the radio or TV shows I haven’t yet but I think I would be helpful.
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A change might be good for you. It might help you grow as a person.
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[QUOTE=Ellie383;81898184]I do all of these subjects, for science and maths I’ll make flash cards and print out past papers to do, in addition I go to all intervention sessions just to keep up.
For history I usually do flashcards and mindmaps just too learn the dates and key ideas.
Languages are bit more difficult but I’ll learn high level phrases using flashcards. Learning vocabulary as the course progresses, not leaving it till the end. For listening which I find the most difficult I try to do listening tests at home and at school in interventions, but I’ve been told to listen to French generally like on the radio or TV shows I haven’t yet but I think I would be helpful.
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what revision tips would you give for subjects like science, maths, history ( if you do) and lang ( french, spanish)
I do all of these subjects, for science and maths I’ll make flash cards and print out past papers to do, in addition I go to all intervention sessions just to keep up.
For history I usually do flashcards and mindmaps just too learn the dates and key ideas.
Languages are bit more difficult but I’ll learn high level phrases using flashcards. Learning vocabulary as the course progresses, not leaving it till the end. For listening which I find the most difficult I try to do listening tests at home and at school in interventions, but I’ve been told to listen to French generally like on the radio or TV shows I haven’t yet but I think I would be helpful.
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