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    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it? Is it academic? Does it have other features? Oh, and roughly where do you live?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire
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    ive heard of St. Swithuns and Marlborough College. Dont no anything about them though. Im sure they all have websites that you can find via Google.
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    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire
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    see i have the advantage in that i live in Berks but:
    Wellington College, Berkshire - no we already established that
    Charter House, Surrey - no
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire - vaguely
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire - yes, know ppl who used to go there
    The Abbey, Berkshire - yes, know ppl who used to go there
    St Swithun's, Hampshire - vaguely
    Kendrick, Berkshire - yes
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    Posh schools.
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it?

    Wellington College, Berkshire - no
    Charter House, Surrey - yes
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire - yes
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire - yes
    The Abbey, Berkshire - yes
    St Swithun's, Hampshire - yes
    Kendrick, Berkshire - no
    All the yes votes sound familiar to me, although I don't know them enough to give an opinion on them. Wycombe Abbey's probably the most familiar to me - v v high academic results I believe?..
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    i haven't heard of any of them, but i could list posh schools in scotland and in liverpool

    lou xxx
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    i know people at charterhouse, marlborough college and wycombe abbey. they are very very posh with lots of pressure to perform well
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    No I haven't... :confused: Should I have?
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    (Original post by No Future)
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    another medic at my college went to the Abbey.. presumably it's academic..she's very hardworking, but i know little else.. is it religious?

    St Swithun's.. aah, i know of their lacrosse team circa my year..impressive facilities - overwhelming impressions of the girls were rah, cliquey & probably just going to be sent to a 'finishing school' & not especially academic.

    but then i have very narrow view on both of them, based on the very limited samples i've had!

    & i'm originally from hampshire, which may explain it.

    or, you could save yourself lots of money & try a state 6th form, also in winchester, with pretty much equally impressive facilities & outstanding results considering it's non selective (other than 5 A-Cs at GCSE) - probably more oxbridge students that st swithuns or the abbey each year too.. & if boarding is an issue.. you can board there. *plug over*
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it? Is it academic? Does it have other features? Oh, and roughly where do you live?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire

    The Abbey isn't in a very nice part of Reading, and Kendrick is regularly right at the top of the league tables for exam results...
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    No I haven't... :confused: Should I have?
    No, I was just wondering how well known these schools were
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    According to the BBC website here are the latest figures from league tables: (number is the school's position nationally)

    GCSE:
    The Abbey, 56
    Wycombe Abbey, 67
    Kendrick, 162
    St Swithun's, 173
    Marlborough College, 233
    Wellington College, 377
    Charter House, 466

    A Level:
    Wycombe Abbey, 13
    St Swithun's, 17
    Kendrick, 104
    The Abbey, 171
    Charter House, 176
    Marlborough College, 196
    Wellington College, 381
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    (Original post by ~Raphael~)
    The Abbey isn't in a very nice part of Reading, and Kendrick is regularly right at the top of the league tables for exam results...
    Aren't the Abbey and Kendrick like really close to each other? :confused:
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    (Original post by No Future)
    No, I was just wondering how well known these schools were
    yeah, I know of people from st swithuns, don't know if its any good though.
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it? Is it academic? Does it have other features? Oh, and roughly where do you live?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire
    I have met people from the ones in bold.
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    I practically live in Berkshire and I'm never heard of any of them! They're probably too posh for me!
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    wellington college i've heard of, but only because i met people (quite randomly) who went there.
    charterhouse i've heard of somehow.
    wycombe abbey i've heard of because i used to live in bucks.
    marlborough i've heard of because i know someone at my uni who went there.
    the rest... nope

    (Original post by No Future)
    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it? Is it academic? Does it have other features? Oh, and roughly where do you live?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire
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    (Original post by No Future)
    Just for general curiousity....

    Have you heard of xx? If so what do you know/think of it? Is it academic? Does it have other features? Oh, and roughly where do you live?

    Wellington College, Berkshire
    Charter House, Surrey
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire
    The Abbey, Berkshire
    St Swithun's, Hampshire
    Kendrick, Berkshire
    I've only heard of Charter House and Marlborough College out of those ones. I'm kind of acquainted with the guy who teaches violin at the latter... or at least he did last thing I heard!
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    (Original post by ~Sam~)
    I practically live in Berkshire and I'm never heard of any of them! They're probably too posh for me!

    Kendrick is a State school! But they are all a bit posh, yup
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    Wellington College, Berkshire - very posh
    Charter House, Surrey - *very* posh
    Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire - very posh
    Marlborough College, Wiltshire - VERY posh (from what I can tell)
    The Abbey, Berkshire - not posh
    St Swithun's, Hampshire - not exceedingly posh (as far as I know)
    Kendrick, Berkshire - not posh

    St Swithuns and The Abbey are not that expensive (I think), compared to other private schools. The others (except Kendrick, as it's grammar) are vvvv expensive.

    They all get pretty good results, with Wycombe Abbey, The Abbey, Kendrick and St Swithins being particularly good.
 
 
 
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