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Grammar Schools And Secondary Schools

The difference between Grammar Schools and Secondary Schools is very fine. And it is difficult to tell the difference between them. But choosing a school for one's child makes a huge impact on their lives. The kind of environment a child spends their days in can significantly influence their mindset. And for middle and high schoolers, it makes an even bigger impact on their future lives. It affects their grades, which affects their future college admission, which in turn affects their employment and maybe even their careers. At, one can find many great choices of educational institutions for one's child. There are programs for both grammar schools and secondary schools. So, one should carefully consider which type of school and which school they put their child in. These are the differences between Grammar Schools and Secondary Schools: • Using their government funding: While both schools receive their government funding, both use it on entirely different things. A secondary school instills it to improve the school facilities and technology for their students. And a Grammar school uses it to provide academic resources for its students. Both are good approaches to improving things for their students and the student's development. • The Eleven Plus Exam: Admission to a Grammar school is based on one's eleven plus exam performance. If they are judged to be able to adapt to the Grammar Schools' environment based on the exam, they are admitted to the Grammar School. The eleven plus exam consist of the subjects numerical reasoning(maths), English comprehension, Punctuation, Grammar, Creative Writing and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Some secondary schools don't need eleven plus exams to give students admission. Several secondary schools give their students admission without them even giving the eleven plus exam. Some reputed secondary schools may need to see one's eleven plus exam, though they may not need it for some bright students. • The Intense Competition Among Students: There are a limited number of grammar schools that were established and remain still standing today. And Grammar Schools usually have a very low students to teachers ratio. This means that there are a very limited number of seats available for new students. This means that the competition for these seats is very high. Therefore, to get into a Grammar school, students must compete against each other to secure their seats. There isn't such a high competition to get into a secondary school. For a secondary school, the competition is rather mild, and one could easily get into a secondary school.