Since my last post and query, I have been feeling a bit more positive as in the last week I have seen the enthusiastic attitude my DS has been approaching his test preparation work
No arguments yet, whoop! I now feel a bit more excited to look into schools now that perhaps he has a fighting chance to pass. At the moment, my DS' choice of school (should he pass) wavers between RGS and AGS. Although we are within catchment for AGS, RGS is actually only about 0.5 miles further than AGS is from where we live. I suppose my questions are:
1. Should he put RGS as his first choice and AGS as his second, would it jeopardise a space in AGS because we aren't in catchment for RGS?
2. I tried searching for similar threads but can't seem to find any but I was wondering if anyone can let me know how their DC finds either AGS or RGS? I have heard things about both schools but wanted first hand information/feedback, especially since the feedback I've heard are from people who attended either school many years ago already. I don't think these two schools are often compared as they are not within the same catchment area and indeed, I don't want to start any arguments about which is better. I know they are both excellent but from what I gather, seem to have quite a different culture.
At the moment, this might not even be a valid query as we aren't in catchment for RGS but I thought I would ask anyway as I've found this forum amazingly useful and full of information. I also feel that my DS, based on what I've heard about the two schools, would fit one better than the other just based on his personality and approach in everything (sport, music, academics, social).