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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 7:48 pm 
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I am inspired to share this story after reading another story "The tale of a girl" by Tree that has been inspiring others in a few threads.

This story is true, I just heard this this afternoon, and happened in this area (Surrey), hence why I am re-posting this here.

I was at a sports centre this afternoon and sitting next to me was a dad whose child trains in my local club.

"Where is .... (his child's name), I have not seen him train since the start of Sept? ", I asked him.

"Oh, ... (his child's name) has started Uni.. he got Oxford Uni, but he chose ....(another TOP university, better than Oxford for engineering!) instead", he answered.

I knew his son went to a local comp. He went on to tell me that his son "failed" his 11+ and didn't get into the very competitive local grammar school. He went on to do very well at the local comp, then was later accepted by the grammar school for A level.

Last month, he started year one at one of the top universities in the world.

:D

So whatever the outcome, do remember this story.

For good measure and to save you from searching for the other story, I am also re-posting it here.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:19 am 
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Awesome story, thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:41 pm 
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babs wrote:
Awesome story, thanks for sharing.


It is heart warming indeed. I just can't get pass the fact that he turned down Oxford! I couldn't! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:28 pm 
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Are Oxbridge good for every subject?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:44 pm 
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He most probably have choose to go to Imperial College in London???


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:46 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
Are Oxbridge good for every subject?


I am sure not TB, but the brand names are just soooo good! When I used to travel abroad on education events, I never get a reaction when I say Imperial College, but just say Oxford or Cambridge and you instantly get ahhh...ooohhhh..uuhhh... :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:16 am 
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It is matter of time, YS. Few more years and all of America would know about the best College other side of the great pond. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Anyone else has stories like this to share?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:07 am 
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I know a family who sent their children, two girls and a boy to the local primary (not outstanding) and then to local comprehensive (not outstanding either). The first finished her Economics degree from LSE, the second is studying to be a Doctor and the third just started her Engineering from Imperial College. None of theme attempted to try for a Grammar school, citing distance issues.


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