The YFG is thinking hard at the moment - and it seems to give her headaches! We have to make decisions soon about Sixth Form applications. Does she want to stay where she is, head into Peterborough or trek into Cambridge? Those are the three basic options, and we have to look into the options, see what each place has on offer and consider the pennies too.
Staying where she is will be the most comfortable option: the same bus into school each day, some of her friends still there, and familiar teachers and environment. Peterborough will be completely different in that it is a faith school, she will have to wear a uniform into the Sixth Form and it is a new place to her. Cambridge will be somewhere in between - no uniform but a new place and new friends to make. Either of the last two will also involve a much longer day - she would leave here at 7.15am to do the Peterborough thing, and the Cambridge trip would be a similarly early start!
And the pennies? There'll be a uniform to buy for Peterborough but not for the other two options, but then she would probably need more of her own clothes after wearing uniform for the last five years. Train fares would be needed for Peterborough and either bus or train for Cambridge - all to be considered.
The final decision will be a case of which place offers the courses, and the combination of courses she wants to do, and at which we feel she will achieve the most, in the happiest way!
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