I wouldn't think so, or I'd like not to think so.(Original post by twig)
At the moment I am doing quite well in my state school (well at least I would perfer to think so). So, provding if do get high grades at college, would coming from normal/grammar school, change my chances?
Well, yes. How else are they supposed to decide whether to offer you a place?Also, with regard to the entrance procedure, am I to give my predicted GCSE grades to the grammar school?
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- 23-07-2009 19:23
(Original post by Ben77mc)
- 23-07-2009 19:33
My school is a Grammar, and is independent.
Your argument is flawed.
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(Original post by jimdawg)
- 24-07-2009 15:34
Learn to spell
I think its generally based on getting GCSEs. The entry requirement is pretty low (I think it was min. 4 Bs and 3Cs at mine).
Universities discriminate very little on grounds of how good your school with - certainly at a level less than proportional to the amount a better school will add to your application in terms of better teaching + environment = better results.
(Original post by twig)
- 25-07-2009 14:45
Is the teaching (not the environment) better at grammar schools? How is it more advanced?
- 25-07-2009 20:10
Well a Grammar school near my house requires at least 6 B's, which seems generous. Albeit some Grammar schools do require you to sit an entrance exam
- 26-07-2009 04:22
My school requires 6 B's for sixth form. Odd thing is, I reckon its a minimum requirement for all of use being forced to stay on (it aint that bad really ). For newcomers, I think you need that just to consider applying, then they lob people out who they cant scrounge for cash.
Do I get away with saying that? (no I dont pay full fees so dont start down that one )
Teachers expect you to be more independant than you are xD
You have to do work otherwise you look bad compared to the darn prodigies who are perfect at everythin....
A FEW (like 5?) people will probably be... urmm, upperclass? Well, thats bout it.
Never been to a state school (after primary), so tried not to make comparisons.
If you think its an option just go for it, hell what have you go to lose! Just reject after if you decide against it...
(Original post by fubsadoo)
- 26-07-2009 07:28
But the sixth form does seem fairly relaxed compared to some grammar school sixth forms and the main school, like we have an office dress code instead of wearing suits and proper formal clothes.
- 26-07-2009 20:32
O and on the grammar school thing...
Mine is a selective independant school, but its most definately a grammar school as well.... (maybe its just a technicality, but its still true).