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Winchester college entrance

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user1466888693 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:48:05

Hi all new here. I would like to know if anyone has had children go to Winchester college? We have chosen this school as our son's next school to start in 2019 he is very bright and feel the ethos and structure of the school would suit him perfectly. The only problem, if it is a problem, how bright do you have to be? He is really bright in maths and science scores in his school exams between 85% and 98% consistantly in the past 3 years some of the maths papers he is scoring on are 13+ CE and some have been GCSE lower papers. all other subjects he is averaging about 70%. His head teacher recommended the school to us so I think it will be fine, but I just don't know and I am concerned that maybe he might not be bright enough. Do I need to be getting him extra tuition in some subjects, he has the next three years to reach what ever level they expect. If anyone can advise please? Also can any one tell me what the benefit is for getting a scholarship? Seems only that they stay in the house together? Is the house far better than the other houses? Do they get bigger rooms? Or extra benefits. As I can't see the point apart from everyone just knowing they are the brightest in the school. I know we don't get any financial benefit so there must be something that the children get for their extra hard work and effort in winning the scholarship. Thanks in advance

Christine2016 Wed 29-Jun-16 12:42:17

I know a boy who got a scholarship there. It meant the fees were paid etc. He was bright and musical etc but you should relax and treat it like any other school. Let your son work and settle in and if after a year or so you think he needs tuition in a subject look at it then.

FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 03-Jul-16 19:31:06

Hi user1466888693,

You may find more advice or help in the Education or Parenting topics so it might be worth starting a new thread there.

Hope you find what you're looking for

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