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    Hey,

    I'm currently in a bit of a dilemma as I got a letter this morning offering a 30% scholarship at Duff Miller independent college in London.

    However, I have to let them know by TOMORROW if I want to accept the place. The reason I'm a bit hesitant is because

    1) I got a place at another (state so free) sixth form college
    2) I have visited Duff Miller, but still don't know much about these kinds of "crammer" colleges
    3) Its quite small and different to your regular school - also the teaching is focused very much on exams only and there's not much extra curricular.


    On the other hand:

    Duff Miller is closer to me than St. Dom's (the state sixth form college) plus its a tube journey so more reliable going / coming back. Getting to the state college takes anywhere between 1-1.5 hours, whereas for Duff Miller it is about 50 mins max.

    Also its classes are smaller, and they do more preparation for exam technique/uni entry. This also means staying behind extra each week for extra exams, and as I have a scholarship apparently I am expected to keep up with the demands.

    In conclusion I really don't know whether to accept my scholarship offfer or not!
    Does anyone have experience of any tutorial colleges like this one?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated =] thanks if you've read all this.

    xx
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    (Original post by ice_dragoness274)
    Hey,

    I'm currently in a bit of a dilemma as I got a letter this morning offering a 30% scholarship at Duff Miller independent college in London.

    However, I have to let them know by TOMORROW if I want to accept the place. The reason I'm a bit hesitant is because

    1) I got a place at another (state so free) sixth form college
    2) I have visited Duff Miller, but still don't know much about these kinds of "crammer" colleges
    3) Its quite small and different to your regular school - also the teaching is focused very much on exams only and there's not much extra curricular.


    On the other hand:

    Duff Miller is closer to me than St. Dom's (the state sixth form college) plus its a tube journey so more reliable going / coming back. Getting to the state college takes anywhere between 1-1.5 hours, whereas for Duff Miller it is about 50 mins max.

    Also its classes are smaller, and they do more preparation for exam technique/uni entry. This also means staying behind extra each week for extra exams, and as I have a scholarship apparently I am expected to keep up with the demands.

    In conclusion I really don't know whether to accept my scholarship offfer or not!
    Does anyone have experience of any tutorial colleges like this one?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated =] thanks if you've read all this.

    xx
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