I have been at comprehensive schools all my life and do not feel that i have lost out in anyway because of this. I was given all the help and support i needed by my school and my present college does the same.
i feel it is up to the student themselves to decided what their attitude to school and learning is. just because they are at a grammar school doesn't automatically mean they will do better than if they were at a comp or vice versa. if a student has it in them and is prepared to work whatever school they go to will maximise their potential.
I was well aware at the age of 11 that, were I to reject the offer of a place at Pate's, I would live to regret it. I haven't looked back since.
another problem/dilemma that i have been worrying about and my friends are starting to notice that i seem "depressed" this may sound extreme but i am really worried about uni, mainly about what course that i will do. many people have told me to do what you enjoy most" but its not just as simple as that. many of my friends are also not sure but they seem fine. whenever im not on my own i begin to think about it and get myself annoyed!!! any advice for a sam boy like me?
oh and i am doing Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Economics
i dont think it makes that much of a differnce i personal know people who have suffered as a result of going to a grammer school as they cared about the grades so much they were nearly doing the cw for her and she flunked her exams cos she hadnt actually learnt anything. im clever and i'll get good grades i dont think my grades will be worse than people at grammer schools
any sources on comrehensive Vs grammar schools? in terms of GCSE grades?
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I'm in a grammar sixth form, but i was always in a comprehensive before hand. I love it, tho i cant help but feel the pressure at times. Now i feel everyone else is better than me. Still tho, Id agree it is v much down to who u are as an individual and ur level of motivation that determines how well u do. I can be sooooo slow at times that i feel my brain has stopped, but i have always worked hard, whether at a grammar or comprehensive.
Btw vmong, be a vet!
Grammar schools are definatly better :P
I think that everybody should note- there are two types of grammar schools-
1) "Pure Grammars"
2) Private Grammars
The first type is a grammar school still run by the government. Im in Kent and i know we have them, im not sure what the other two or three counties are that have them. But i do know that most counties had to get rid of them due to the government in the past.
The second type of grammar schools are the grammar schools in other counties (besides kent) that still wanted to remain selective. Therefore they turned private.
Versus comprehensive i would have to say that (in my opinion, as ive only been to grammar and private) it would appear that in a Comprehensive you are more likely to get lumped with people that dont want to learn. Im not saying that in grammars everyone wants to learn, but most do. Comprehensives have to cater for everyone, including those who have no desire to get jobs and live off the state benefits.
There are some comprehensives that are really good though! I must admit when i was at grammar there were some people there that i could hardly believe passed the 11+ !!!