Saturday, 22 November 2014
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
- You would like to study IB instead of A level, to keep more breadth of study.
- Your current school doesn’t offer all of the sixth form subjects that you’d like to study.
- If your teenager has acquired a ‘label’ which leads to certain expectations of their abilities and performance, moving school for a fresh start could be to their advantage.
- Moving from independent into state education means no fees! However, bear in mind class sizes will be significantly larger meaning less individual support.
- Moving from state into independent education can give access to a broader range of subjects and a more extensive extra-curricular programme offering diverse opportunities to strengthen a university application.
- If your teenager has struggled to make friends at their current school, changing school offers new opportunities to make new friends and find new interests.
- Moving from day to boarding will encourage responsibility and independence and is consequently an excellent stepping stone towards university life.
- Moving from boarding to day may offer parents the opportunity to monitor more closely your teenager’s efforts towards their studies.
- Some say moving from single sex to co-ed affords a better preparation for university life. However, be aware there may be more distractions if your teenager has a tendency to lose focus or finds it hard to plan their time effectively.
- Some schools have no sixth form so a move at 16+ is un-avoidable. Start your school research in plenty of time, ideally in the autumn term of year 10.
Sunday, 9 November 2014
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