Halmclaren
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I’m currently at Shiplake college and doing well there. I’ve looked around at other schools and been offered a scholarship at Abingdon as well as a place. I have also been offered a conditional scholarship where I am currently at. I’ve been debating whether to move or not because Abingdon is viewed as a much more academic school unlike where I currently am. It’s a question of being a big fish in a small pond (at Shiplake) or being a small fish in a big Pond (if I go to Abingdon I will not be so near the top in the year academically). I am looking to go into engineering and want to take maths, physics, chemistry and possibly design tech as a forth option. Any help with choosing would be much appreciated!
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(Original post by Halmclaren)
Hi,
I’m currently at Shiplake college and doing well there. I’ve looked around at other schools and been offered a scholarship at Abingdon as well as a place. I have also been offered a conditional scholarship where I am currently at. I’ve been debating whether to move or not because Abingdon is viewed as a much more academic school unlike where I currently am. It’s a question of being a big fish in a small pond (at Shiplake) or being a small fish in a big Pond (if I go to Abingdon I will not be so near the top in the year academically). I am looking to go into engineering and want to take maths, physics, chemistry and possibly design tech as a forth option. Any help with choosing would be much appreciated!
Hi! I definitely think that you should consider maybe visiting Abingdon (also weird I live near there lol) and seeing whether you feel like you would fit in there. Because regardless of academic status you should go where you’d enjoy it more because you’ll work harder. But on the other hand, from a black and white point of view, Abingdon might be a better option as it seems that you may be challenged more academically which will naturally push you to work harder and succeed. Although depending on you as a person, the fact that it’s academically challenging could also mean too much pressure so maybe see which environment will give you a better work ethic.
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