Stowupland is a great place to be -as long as you're prepared to work hard. Unfortunately for ****** (who is in his own word "not bad for his age") is unable to even pertend to be mature enough to realise that to pass his GCSE's he needs to WORK at his course work. clever ****** has the idea that he can do NOTHING all year, then just days before his coursework dead line blame his teacher for not showing him how to remove his pen from his pencil case or even how to use it. His teachers are convinced he will become a brilliant politition as he can produce a steam of verbal rubbish at the drop of a hat. He especially enjoys the extra attention he receives when he attends lunchtime detentions & letters home due to his very odd behaviour in class.
SHS: The Truth - Advantages: Good R.E. Department, Semi-Clean, Recommended by others - Disadvantages: Bad Teachers/teaching techniques, Highly ineffective and indiscriminate penal system, Rude, offensive, vulgar students
I went to Stowupland for 5 years, that's 9th, 10th, 11th and sixth form. I loved it. I am now at University, and am amazed by the number of people who say they hated their high schools. Don't get me worng, I am realistic, and by the time the end of sixth form came I couldn't wait to leave... but that was only so I could go to Uni, and you have to leave then anyway! The place is great, it's difficult to get lost, people are friendly, the teachers range from bad (control) to excellent, but on the whole I enjoyed learning there, and came out with some good grades too - infact i didn't have anyproblem getting onto my first choice course at Uni! Extra curricular wise, the school excells, the teachers put in a lot of their own time and effort into getting clubs running for the students. I played Hockey for 4 years, and enjoyed every (aching) moment. I even did my Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award at the school, and that is definately a credit to yourself... in fact it has inspired me to become an assessor. I loved it. You may? It's the best school in the area, Thurston Upper is a close contender (in fact they'll probably tell yuo they are better) but it is worth checking it out!