aww....well do you play any instruments or anything like that? at least you did some stuff in year 10
I've only actually started properly with badminton this year...hopefully they won't mind too much though, but you could always start whatever it was you used to do again? ^_^
I used to go Henrietta Barnett
It was an awesome school, I had some of the best times ever there =]
the only problem I had was academically, coz when I joined in year 7, it’s a grammar so obviously everyone else was really clever, and this kind of put me off trying my hardest, so I never bothered with work in Year 7/8 ALWAYS got in trouble for talking too much in lessons, not giving homework in on time and all that shizzz...aand even when I tried to concentrate more in Year 9, the teachers already had a bad impression of me, and I kept getting crap reports....so my over-ambitious asian parents (okay i know im generalizing, but its true
) decided it would be better for me academically to have a fresh start in a more focused private school, and so I moved to this posshhhh place called North London Collegiate, dunno if you know it?
It's forced me to be much more “focused” and stuff, but I just don't like the way some people there have to brag about their wealth, and deliberately try and speak all posh
.. and you have to be COMPLETELY SILENT in lessons here, which sucks....I'm not even exaggerating! I don't think I can stand another 2 years of being so over-disciplined
plus yeah, it's draining a lot
of money off my parents
btw, I'm not saying all private schools are like that though, but it is
definitely a big change moving from a state school (even a grammar one) to a private one.
Okay so thats pretty much my life history
sorry for going on about myself, but I thought I'd let you know bout how I found Henrietta Barnett =] and moving to a private school after that...If I went back to HBS as I am now, I'd probably be much better off in my studies..anyway, if you are thinking of going I'm sure you'd have no problem settling in and stuff, everyone's really friendly.
and for grammar schools in general, you just need to make sure you don't get easily distracted by others....I'm much better at that now!
I'm also applying to Woodhouse College (top sixth form college in London
), Camden School For Girls, the Grey Coat Hospital (dodgy name, I know) and maybe Brampton College....I've only been to the Woodhouse open day so far, and really liked it
if you live in/near Finchley I'd definately recommend it
*high 5*! =] we did IGCSE maths last year too, and we have to do this ****** up thing called Additional maths this year....its like AS maths basically, and from what we’ve done so far, its impossible....you're doing modular then right? good luck!!
Yeah, the subjects option presentation is for Latymer, its on their website (it’s on the same day as the open day so i'm guessing its the same thing) ....also btw you know for the open day, do they like give us tours of the school? The website only says stuff about giving subject presentations
p.s. you know how latymer has a catchment area restrictment for year 7, does it also apply for sixth form applications? I live like literally 3 streets off from it =/ so i hope it doesn't!! woahhh this is one long message....anyway thanks again