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    Private schools perpetuate inequality and are a barrier to social cohesion. I fundamentally disagree with the concept of private schools, and the idea of 'buying' ones education.
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    Private schooled till age 10

    state school 10 - 12

    Private schooling 12 - 18
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    I went to a state primary and go to a state secondary and personally wouldn't change it. Sometimes part of me wishes I was in a school with more like minded people, but in the real world you arent going to be with people who have the same opinions as you and I think going to a state school has helped me to make friends with people that I would cross the road if I saw them on the street.

    I think perhaps I was lucky in that I go to a fairly good school, though not a grammar school, but in all the top sets you are set by ability, get loads of support and are pushed to do as well as you can. Obviously there is a lot of difference within the year as to peoples intelligence, but it's never been a significant problem.

    And like others have said, its not your school that makes you suceed, its your own determination to learn.
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    I went to a state school. I'm glad that my parents found better things to spend their money on, because it shows my parents aren't dumb. I'm also glad that I managed to get grades for free, whilst the majority of people on my course spent £35,000.
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    (Original post by katierattray)
    I went to a terrible state school aswell but you can still learn and achieve good grades in a state school its down to the person not the school.

    I have met alot of people who have attended private schools and they arent prepared for life and the school they went to is a good school.

    I think that going to a state school is beneficial because you have to work harder to succed which is beneficial because you have learned to work harder.
    I think you can still achieve in the "face of adversity", so to speak, but if you were given the opportunity for greater support in your educational career, better resources, and better teaching, why would you turn it down?

    Your meeting a lot of people still won't account for all those who are privately educated, and I'm sure there are many who will take offence at being told they "aren't prepared for life". :P Equally, simply attending a state school doesn't mean somebody is going to be excellent in dealing with social situations, &c.

    Again, you seem to be assuming that people at private schools don't work hard for their grades. Who's to say that's the case? And there a lot of people who do need support with their studies; I'd like to think that hard work could counteract all other factors but, let's face it, that would only be in a very ideal world. Opportunities and resources do help.
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    I'm mixed. was privately educated for senior school and was state educated for college. The latter was pretty terrible in comparison.
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    (Original post by Soylent Green)
    Not trying to sound posh but that doesnt seem enough for a private school...In comparison mines about £25,000 a year not including air fare.
    Yep i understand. Not posh at all hence I used inverted commas for private. That's why its crap.
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    It's the same old argument as always.
    The state-school people always says that those who are privately educated don't have the same social experience and the privately educated people make out that if you go to a state school, you are surrounded with heathens, plebs and neanderthals, and being taught in squalor or something.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Private schools perpetuate inequality and are a barrier to social cohesion. I fundamentally disagree with the concept of private schools, and the idea of 'buying' ones education.
    you obviously didn't get a good education.
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    (Original post by Ambielina)
    I think you can still achieve in the "face of adversity", so to speak, but if you were given the opportunity for greater support in your educational career, better resources, and better teaching, why would you turn it down?

    Your meeting a lot of people still won't account for all those who are privately educated, and I'm sure there are many who will take offence at being told they "aren't prepared for life". :P Equally, simply attending a state school doesn't mean somebody is going to be excellent in dealing with social situations, &c.

    Again, you seem to be assuming that people at private schools don't work hard for their grades. Who's to say that's the case? And there a lot of people who do need support with their studies; I'd like to think that hard work could counteract all other factors but, let's face it, that would only be in a very ideal world. Opportunities and resources do help.
    If they have better teaching etc then it would be a little easier to acheive good grades. Everyone works hard for the grade if they want them. State schools have the resourses every GSCE or Standard Grade follows a course so I doubt that its any different. English is English state or private.

    I would turn down the chance to go to private school and if i ever have children they will go to state school just like I did.

    I dont like what private schools create, They create people who think they are too good for certain Universitys and they choose not to socialise with certain types of people.

    To me an education is what it is and throwing money at a private school that seems better than a state school is lunacy and people from private schools dont recieive a better education just because they went to a private school.
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    State schools are all ive ever known and the people here are by no means stupid. And as for the "chavs" in our school- most of them are pretty intelligent to be honest. Id say about 75% of the year group will get 5 A*-C at gcse
    is that good? :s
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    Private schools are often hugely advantageous over state schools however that is the problem, I don't believe it's fair that people are able to 'buy' their children a better education.
    We don't have a choice over the family we are born into yet some are given everything whilst others are left to their own means.
    I actually believe all schools should be state schools, I think it would go some way towards closing the gap between social classes.
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    (Original post by sango)
    Anyways I go to a private school in Croydon and tbh I haven't looked back.
    Which one? Unless you don't want to say of course.
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    (Original post by Olivia_Lightbulb)
    Private schools perpetuate inequality and are a barrier to social cohesion. I fundamentally disagree with the concept of private schools, and the idea of 'buying' ones education.
    This.
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    I go to a state school, which is like neighbour to a private school. Sometimes I've wanted to go to a private school, but I've told myself at the end of the day it's about the work you put in that gets you your grades and going to private school wouldn't change that.
    I dont like what private schools create, They create people who think they are too good for certain Universitys and they choose not to socialise with certain types of people.
    I doubt private schools create people who think they're too good for certain unis and what not. That's them being snobby, it would probably be their parents at home or friends that would 'create' these children that think they're too good for certain universities or whatever. For I doubt that a snobby kid'll have the most down to earth parents or friends ever.

    Ugh, this's coming out wrong.

    However, being neighbours to a private school, I've met a lot of private school students. I've met really nice, down to earth people that go there and really horrible kids that go there. We'll get that everywhere. There was one point where I was out for lunch at Starbucks one afternoon and some of the kids from the private school had called me and my friends 'scum' due to our state education. I wasn't really having that and had my say on things and left.

    Bad and good people where ever you go, you don't get brilliant grades where ever you go by doing nothing.

    Private and state schools have both got their advantages and disadvantages. Stereotyping too much. Gehh. I'm not ordering my thoughts well
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    (Original post by Ribbits)
    Which one? Unless you don't want to say of course.
    Whitgift. The school itself is pretentious but I enjoy going there. Why do you ask?
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    (Original post by Soylent Green)
    Not trying to sound posh but that doesnt seem enough for a private school...In comparison mines about £25,000 a year not including air fare.
    ******* HELL!!! Mine was in the region of £3500 for tuition fees plus extras like the school bus, and lunches. I was just in a private school for sixth form education, the rest of my school life has been in the state sector.

    I'd have said that my GCSE grades would have been hell of alot better if i'd been in the private sector, I did 12.5 GCSE's yet only double science which made my life a little harder when I moved to private and did all science Alevels.
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    (Original post by katierattray)
    To me an education is what it is and throwing money at a private school that seems better than a state school is lunacy and people from private schools dont recieive a better education just because they went to a private school.
    Well for starts private schools generally get better grades than state schools. But if it's not the fact that the private schools are better than the state ones, what is it ... is that middle class families are genetically more intelligent than working class families?

    I think it's the better quality of teaching in private schools.
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    We should start a war

    Seriously
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    (Original post by Ben77mc)
    you obviously didn't get a good education.
    So the fact that I made a typing error indicates that the standard of state school education is inferior.
    Stop vainly grasping at a non-existent argument.
 
 
 
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