|Originally posted by Psy-T |
st_andrews: in order to help you with that question, we need to know more about your goals in life.
Ehm I'm not entirely sure about my goals in life. I want a job in IT, Manegement or Politics, hopefully that pays pretty good cause I like to live somewhat rich. Also want to live in different places all over the world, and travel lots. And of course I want a good social life and such, but I'm not worried about that, doesn't feel like it will matter what path I choose.
| and i have just finished reading this entire thread, yay me!|
Wow, thats impressive! Welcome again!
|Originally posted by trancaholic |
St_Andrew: I guess that the education that you're finishing is the one that will grant you access to bachelor and master studies at universities? In that case, I suggest that you figure out whether you want to pursue that route, and if so, what the formal requirements are for getting access to your dream studies. If it's anything like in Denmark, the school you graduated from doesn't matter at all (just like your current grades won't matter when you have your bachelor's degreee, and your bachelor's degree won't matter when you have you master's degree, and your master's degree won't matter once you have your ph.d. degree), so you can ignore the "reputation" part in your deliberations.
So, if I'm right in these suppositions, you should only choose this "famous" school if it provides a more competitive environment and/or more challenges for you. [rant]Back when I attended pre-uni school I was studying with both smart and stupid people, and of course the exercises and material were aimed at the stupid ones. I quickly found out that I could get by without doing any exercises or reading, but just by listening during class. Of course, while this was sufficient to let me pass the classes, it was such a shallow treatment that I remember very little today. Had the exercises been challenging and the material thought provoking, I think that I would have put an effort into it, and I would probably remember a lot more about, say, ancient Hellas today than I do.[/rant] The point of this rant is to remind you that there is such a thing as intellectual satisfaction from being challenged, and it is crucial if you're learning to learn, rather than to get a diploma. And if this school you're talking about is a school for the elite, it might mean a more challenging environment, and this is an aspect you can't ignore.
Totally makes sense. Thanks. I suppose you are right my high school wont matter that much once I'm finnished university (although I guess it would matter some at the CV, no?). But yeah, my experience of high school is similar to yours I think. Most people in my programe/class are smart people, but I think the teaching is somewhat slow, and I don't think I have taken a single note during my whole high school period, and still got well above average grades. So that would defently be a great benefit of changing to this other school, since they have a lot more rapid teaching, with more courses, and natinal top students (Just so you know, I'm not a national top student, just that I'm smart enough to get in there, hehe), so I would actually have to work to keep up, and in that way learn even more than I would have in the current "slow" pace of my school. So yeah, I defently would learn more going to that school!
And yes the programe I'm in now gives me access to pretty much every university education I want in Sweden, and it would be the same programe even if I changed school, so no difference there.
But the other problem is that I'm not sure what I'm doing after high school, so I dont know if I even need the higher marks. I might need high ones tho. This uncertainly of what I really want to do further add to the problem, so it's really hard for you guys to have an opinion, but it was help like that I was looking for