why are selective schools crap politik?politik said:I love reading people talk up these crap selective schools... Any school is a good school if you're motivated enough.
Constructive comments that answers the questions asked only, pleasepolitik said:I love reading people talk up these crap selective schools... Any school is a good school if you're motivated enough.
I would say that yes, it's probably more competitive in a selective school. It's done subtly though. We're all very friendly with each other, but there's always that underlying competitiveness. Inevitable though. And it's motivation to do well anyway.flautist said:Hey,
Does anyone here go to James Ruse, North Syd Girls or Sydney Girls? What do you think of your school? How are the teachers and students? Is it really competitive there?
Serious? Gah someone link me to statistics - I've lost track since '04bobness said:I'd think it'd be more competitive at baulko and hornsby
considering they beat out NSGHS and SGHS in 05
Really well saidsweetsweetcandy said:I would say that yes, it's probably more competitive in a selective school. It's done subtly though. We're all very friendly with each other, but there's always that underlying competitiveness. Inevitable though. And it's motivation to do well anyway.
There's less bullying/backstabbing. If anything, we try to beat other people in terms of marks. Some people are pretty hardcore about it, but mostly everyone is nice and will try to help each other out. You're a girl, so bitching will exist in an all-girl school. But it's not bad because you don't let it known if you dislike someone personally.
Some teachers are crap, some are excellent. Students are very smart, and there's a tendency to feel stupid sometimes because everyone seems so much more intelligent than you. But after 5 and half years, you're just used to it.
But it's a good school. I know you can do well at any school, but it's probably an advantage to go to a selective school, because in a sense, they force you to work harder IMO. That's what I find. I go to sghs.
Btw, if you're looking to go into Yr 11, the places are pretty limited and you've got to be good. All the new Yr 11's are freakishly smart. They also display "leadership qualities". The school wants people who will up their reputation, as much as I hate the concept. But if you come here, you'll fit in if you're nice, no probs. I'll be gone though. This is my last year thank God.
yeah u aresunlightstarz said:I'm from Ruse and I reckon people think it's a lot more stressful and competitive than it is really. It's really not that bad; a lot of it is the students' own initiative cos the teachers don't chase you up for work nearly as much as they did in, say, year 10. I mean, they care, but it's ultimately your education. The competitiveness isn't so much wanting to do well so you can beat other people as wanting to do well outright for yourself. It's a good school, I gotta say, they know you can't and won't study 24/7. And people are nicer, more polite. There's a bigger feeling of cohesiveness, I think, than in most schools. Heaps of arts/music/etc opportunities as well.
Then again I could just be biased. =)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baulkham_Hills_High_Schoolglitterfairy said:Serious? Gah someone link me to statistics - I've lost track since '04
hmm thats interesting. i'm at hornsby too, but i've found my grade has become pretty competitive when it comes to marks. of course, everone is still friendly and supportive, but there is definitely an underlying competitive vibe. i guess it was a lot more relaxed in the junior school though, and in year 11 everyone becomes a lot more aware of the hsc around the corner.Jachie said:Oh, god. Things must have changed drastically since you've left, because as a current student I can tell you that things are nowhere near that intense at Hornsby anymore. Maybe I'm just oblivious, maybe I've just got a particularly relaxed and friendly grade, but I can tell you that we are NOT that competitive. I'm not sure if you mean competitive/supportive in terms of peer relationships, or teacher-student, but in our grade at least there is a very relaxed and, yes, supportive vibe. Maybe I just lucked out on this front, though, but since the OP is in my grade, I can tell you now that if you were to transfer to HGHS you'd have very friendly and supportive peers.