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Choosing a 6th form

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almostfinished1514 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:45:35

My DD is currently in year 10 at a state school and although she insists that she loves her school, she is begging to move for 6th form. I am hesitant to allow her to move to another state school as her current state school performs very well at A levels so me and DH were thinking about somewhere private such as NLCS, Habs, Channing.
Dd is bright and academic (not an all-rounder though - she is very 'maths and sciency') although she doesn't always put in the effort. Her GCSE predictions are all A*/As. Does anyone have any advice/views on these schools or other similar schools near North West London/ Hertforshire?
She would be applying for a bursary and possibly an academic scholarship - does anyone know much about this in regards to the schools?

almostfinished1514 Thu 02-Jul-15 06:39:48

smile ?

catslife Mon 06-Jul-15 13:39:15

Try reposting under secondary education as there will be more readers there - it would also help if you put your area in the title.
I have a dd in Y10 so am at the same stage but we aren't considering moving to the independent sector and live in a different city so don't know the schools you have listed.
Another thing to bear in mind, is that some universities give lower offers to sixth formers from state schools than independent ones. So if current school gets good results it may not be worth the move. In my area am aware of some families to move to state sixth forms because of this.

Millymollymama Tue 07-Jul-15 13:12:29

I think scholarships these days have little money attached so you might need to investigate bursaries. Add Queenswood to your list but expect to have 8 plus GCSEs at A* to be in with a shout of an academic scholarship but obviously the schools test and interview. Maths and science will have plenty of Chinese, Korean, Indian heritage etc competition for scholarships so not easy! I would start talking to your short listed schools but look at bursaries to see if you might qualify.

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