Hello, KES parent
Yes, kids from posh private schools are definitely joining other state 6th Form schools for that particular reason.
It is mentioned in its OFSTED report as well. So competition to get in these good state schools can be much fiercer than in the 11 plus.
Iâ€™m very confused by this report from Sutton Trust. It clearly says pupils from independent schools are getting into elite universities with lower A-level grades than pupils rejected from state schools.
I know we donâ€™t have an option going to private but which one has the advantage, private or state?
Thank you for a great inside information about the school.
At first, I made a list of above average schools in London borough then I crossed out any schools which are just too far to commute. Obviously City and Islington School didnâ€™t come up on this stage. In fact their A-level score are much lower than even our local schools such as Holland Park and St. Charles. So your information definitely helps. Iâ€™m looking forward to seeing the school open day.
So far, Camden School for Girls, St. Marylebone, Grey Coat Hospital are amongst in our top list. Surprisingly quite a few schools are co-ed and non religious when it comes to 6th Form.
The Sutton Trust has a massive chip on its collective shoulder and a definite axe to grind, so I wouldn't take too much notice of what they say. Statistics can prove anything if you manipulate them enough. It seems to me that most kids from both sectors are being asked for 3 As for any popular subject. There is no sensible way to second guess which way university admissions are going to go in your particular child's year at the stage of choosing a sixth form place, so I think the best thing to do is make sure they have the happiest 6th form experience possible and worry about university admission later when you know what you're up against in the way of government interference.