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ive been accepted to hills road and really want to go but the travel would be above 3 hours a day. my current school has a decent sixth form with apparently one of the best physics results, but i feel id do better at hills plus i want to go somewhere new, im bored here
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ive been accepted to hills road and really want to go but the travel would be above 3 hours a day. my current school has a decent sixth form with apparently one of the best physics results, but i feel id do better at hills plus i want to go somewhere new, im bored here
Apply somewhere else a bit nearer home - that travel time is not sensible.
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anywhere nearer isnt much better than my current school, if not worse, and i wouldnt risk worse grades just to satisfy my desire for change so it just isnt worth it
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Apply somewhere else a bit nearer home - that travel time is not sensible.
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Does Hills not have a boarding option?
Falling short of that you will either have to literally move house or pick somewhere closer. Your call.
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3 hours is insanity, I recommend you find a place closer to home, there's more to picking a college than the college's collective results.
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(Original post by z666)
ive been accepted to hills road and really want to go but the travel would be above 3 hours a day. my current school has a decent sixth form with apparently one of the best physics results, but i feel id do better at hills plus i want to go somewhere new, im bored here
hills road is linked with Cambridge uni (engineering) ive visited a few times. you really should consider closer alternatives yet i understand that you're an academic (and hills road is great sixth form.) Personally i'm at an independent boarding school (i use to go to a state school) and i would say that the type school is not important, your own handwork can offset a shite school/sixth form. however if you're going into tertiary education related to engineering go to hills road its got an exceptional record for such things.
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i agree if i work hard i could still do well but at my current school i dont see myself working hard due to the fact im in the same place i was in year 7 around people who barely got 4's to get in. if im at somewhere at hills with higher expectations, maybe my mindset will change and ill become hardworking, cuz atm im just lazy, im procrastinating right now
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hills road is linked with Cambridge uni (engineering) ive visited a few times. you really should consider closer alternatives yet i understand that you're an academic (and hills road is great sixth form.) Personally i'm at an independent boarding school (i use to go to a state school) and i would say that the type school is not important, your own handwork can offset a shite school/sixth form. however if you're going into tertiary education related to engineering go to hills road its got an exceptional record for such things.
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hills road is linked with Cambridge uni (engineering) ive visited a few times. you really should consider closer alternatives yet i understand that you're an academic (and hills road is great sixth form.) Personally i'm at an independent boarding school (i use to go to a state school) and i would say that the type school is not important, your own handwork can offset a shite school/sixth form. however if you're going into tertiary education related to engineering go to hills road its got an exceptional record for such things.
Cambridge is not the place to go for Engineering if you want to work in industry.
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i agree if i work hard i could still do well but at my current school i dont see myself working hard due to the fact im in the same place i was in year 7 around people who barely got 4's to get in. if im at somewhere at hills with higher expectations, maybe my mindset will change and ill become hardworking, cuz atm im just lazy, im procrastinating right now
Don't associate with the students at your current school. In the months before i left my old school i stopped talking to many people/teachers , i didn't feel anything as i hated the school and the school governors.
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anywhere nearer isnt much better than my current school, if not worse, and i wouldnt risk worse grades just to satisfy my desire for change so it just isnt worth it
A three hour commute is not worth it - please don't do it. You are risking lower grades with that sort of travel.
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i wouldn't know, i'm going to study medicine. i have a friend at hills road and they mentioned it to me in the past.

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Cambridge is not the place to go for Engineering if you want to work in industry.
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do you think its worth trying for 2 weeks before returning back to my current school if i dislike it
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A three hour commute is not worth it - please don't do it. You are risking lower grades with that sort of travel.
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do you think its worth trying for 2 weeks before returning back to my current school if i dislike it
There's no guarantee you will be able to go back to your current school though?
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do you think its worth trying for 2 weeks before returning back to my current school if i dislike it
NO - you won;t have covered the same work. Three hours a day is 15 hours a week and over the whole year is a lot of time [nearly 4 weeks solid] you could be studying or doing something useful like volunteering, sport, music.
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what if im able to spend time studying while traveling? (hypothetically, i know its unlikely to be very possible)
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NO - you won;t have covered the same work. Three hours a day is 15 hours a week and over the whole year is a lot of time [nearly 4 weeks solid] you could be studying or doing something useful like volunteering, sport, music.
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what if im able to spend time studying while traveling? (hypothetically, i know its unlikely to be very possible)
I teach in a selective school - we often have people join the Sixth Form with long commutes - it doesn't work. They usually go back or do badly.
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****, fair enough, thanks for the help, really appreciate it
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I teach in a selective school - we often have people join the Sixth Form with long commutes - it doesn't work. They usually go back or do badly.
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what if im able to spend time studying while traveling? (hypothetically, i know its unlikely to be very possible)
Three hours with a booked seat in the first class carriage of a train? Really?
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best of luck man
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thanks
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best of luck man
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