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Hi, posting this on behalf of my brother who is currently in Year 11 studying for his GCSEs.

He is expected to achieve all grades 8 or 9 in his GCSE exams. This includes the subjects he wants to pursue in A Level (Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French).

We've applied for Westminster School, Westminster Harris and Highgate School, so far. Now we are looking for any state schools that are good but less competitive for 'safe' options. We are considering Ashmole Academy sixth form, would you say it's any good?

Any other good London sixth forms you recommend? I've been out of the school system for a long time now, ever since I finished university but just want to help him out in any way I can

Thanks all!
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Hi, posting this on behalf of my brother who is currently in Year 11 studying for his GCSEs.

He is expected to achieve all grades 8 or 9 in his GCSE exams. This includes the subjects he wants to pursue in A Level (Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French).

We've applied for Westminster School, Westminster Harris and Highgate School, so far. Now we are looking for any state schools that are good but less competitive for 'safe' options. We are considering Ashmole Academy sixth form, would you say it's any good?

Any other good London sixth forms you recommend? I've been out of the school system for a long time now, ever since I finished university but just want to help him out in any way I can

Thanks all!
I hope this is of some use but basically a friend of mine started had started ashmole but they didn’t like it (I just blanked out and don’t remember her reasons behind it!) and switched to Woodhouse college instead and really liked it. I’m not sure if you looked into woodhouse but many of the students loved it there and have said that the teachers are amazing. Also, from this years situation, the college showed everyone that they would fight for their students and try to get the best possible grades for their students.

Other school suggestions would be:
LAE (London Academy of Excellence)
Brampton Manor

Since he is expected to get grades 8/9, I’m assuming that he would getting minimum grade 7’s (hopefully), so LAE would be good as a back up as most of their subjects require grade 7 in order for them to study it. I believe the only subject that requires a higher grade (of grade 8) is maths when choosing to study further maths - as your brother isn’t planning on studying that, he should be alright

I hope that helps!
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I hope this is of some use but basically a friend of mine started had started ashmole but they didn’t like it (I just blanked out and don’t remember her reasons behind it!) and switched to Woodhouse college instead and really liked it. I’m not sure if you looked into woodhouse but many of the students loved it there and have said that the teachers are amazing. Also, from this years situation, the college showed everyone that they would fight for their students and try to get the best possible grades for their students.

Other school suggestions would be:
LAE (London Academy of Excellence)
Brampton Manor

Since he is expected to get grades 8/9, I’m assuming that he would getting minimum grade 7’s (hopefully), so LAE would be good as a back up as most of their subjects require grade 7 in order for them to study it. I believe the only subject that requires a higher grade (of grade 8) is maths when choosing to study further maths - as your brother isn’t planning on studying that, he should be alright

I hope that helps!
Thank you! He says he doesn't want to apply for Woodhouse for personal reasons. LAE sounds interesting but it's in East London and it's a bit dodgy there. Since he'll be travelling alone to and from we don't want any unnecessary complications with crime and gangs and all. Brampton seems to be in East London too. We are avoiding East and South London. North London or Central would be ideal for us.

Thank you very much for your suggestions! Highly appreciate it even though they weren't the ideal locations for us.
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Can anyone tell me whether City of London Academy in Bermondsey, Southwark is any good?
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Thank you! He says he doesn't want to apply for Woodhouse for personal reasons. LAE sounds interesting but it's in East London and it's a bit dodgy there. Since he'll be travelling alone to and from we don't want any unnecessary complications with crime and gangs and all. Brampton seems to be in East London too. We are avoiding East and South London. North London or Central would be ideal for us.

Thank you very much for your suggestions! Highly appreciate it even though they weren't the ideal locations for us.
There are two LAE locations, one in Stratford and one next to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium (it's also sponsored by them). By the looks of it it seems like an exceptional sixth form college and the results are also good. However it was only opened up a few years back, but I think your brother should consider it.
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Thank you! He says he doesn't want to apply for Woodhouse for personal reasons. LAE sounds interesting but it's in East London and it's a bit dodgy there. Since he'll be travelling alone to and from we don't want any unnecessary complications with crime and gangs and all. Brampton seems to be in East London too. We are avoiding East and South London. North London or Central would be ideal for us.

Thank you very much for your suggestions! Highly appreciate it even though they weren't the ideal locations for us.
I was referring to LAE Tottenham! So you should check it out! My cousin goes there and she loves it!
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hey also applying to highgate, you should apply to merchant taylors, habs boys, city of london school, latymer . All very good and very accadmeic. i am on route to achieveing mostly 9s and a few 8s as my predicted grades a a nw london private school, but honestly i would try for habs boys , supposed to be very good.
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Hi, posting this on behalf of my brother who is currently in Year 11 studying for his GCSEs.

He is expected to achieve all grades 8 or 9 in his GCSE exams. This includes the subjects he wants to pursue in A Level (Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French).

We've applied for Westminster School, Westminster Harris and Highgate School, so far. Now we are looking for any state schools that are good but less competitive for 'safe' options. We are considering Ashmole Academy sixth form, would you say it's any good?

Any other good London sixth forms you recommend? I've been out of the school system for a long time now, ever since I finished university but just want to help him out in any way I can

Thanks all!
London Academy of Excellence is really good, as long as he is prepared to balance extracurricular activities with his studying. They made me do a lot of extra activities in yr 12.
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i really want nlcs ,highgate or city, they r my top three choices1
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London Academy of Excellence is really good, as long as he is prepared to balance extracurricular activities with his studying. They made me do a lot of extra activities in yr 12.
Hi, im looking to apply to lae tottenham. What are the chances of me getting in with around 7 grade 7s, 1 grade 8 , 1 grade 6 and 1 grade 5. (looking to do chem (predicted 7/8), biology ( predicted 7) and economics (maths 7)
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