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 Post subject: HBS v Watford Girls
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:08 pm 
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My dd has just finished Year 11 at HBS and is due to transfer to Watford Girls for Sixth Form. The main reasons being - she wants to do RS A Level which HBS don't offer, and she doesn't want to do 4 A Levels which they are all expected to do at HBS.

She was happy to move until recently but is now having a wobble about leaving. She feels at home at HBS and is with like-minded girls. After the Watford induction, she said it was a very different feel.

If anyone has a dd in the Sixth Form at HBS, how common is it to drop down to 3 A Levels at the end of Year 12 and how do the school feel about it?


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 Post subject: Re: HBS v Watford Girls
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:22 pm 
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I have the utmost admiration for any student who moves to a different sixth form for A levels.

My dd1 did an extra year at another sixth form to do an A level not offered at her school.

The teaching was excellent but she did find it quite hard with all the established friendships and many things being quite different. She was two years older as well.

When she was in Y12 several of the new joiners returned to their original schools after a few weeks because they found it too different.

Neither of my dds would have moved for one A level subject, unless it was the one they wanted to carry on with at university.

Is RS really important to her?

What are the other two A levels she will be doing?

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 Post subject: Re: HBS v Watford Girls
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 am 
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How many others would also be joining the school in year 12? If its only a few then it can be much harder, whereas when one of my DCs moved for 6th form it was compromised of about 40% newbies.

From the opposite perspective, how many enter her current school for 6th form? My other DCs had been at said school since year 7 and actually found the transition quite tricky with the dynamics changing.


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 Post subject: Re: HBS v Watford Girls
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:01 am 
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Thank you, I’m not sure about numbers but will find out.

Subjects - at Watford she’d do RS, Class Civ and either English or History. At HBS, she’d do Class Civ, Politics, English and History. But she really doesn’t want to do 4.


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