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  1. Would your daughter consider a BTEC as an alternative to A Levels? It's hard if you're academic and A Levels are the obvious route but you can get into good Russell Group universities with a BTEC.
  2. Thank you. It does make sense that the fees are higher than at other universities but it doesn't seem fair that students can't get the full amount of loan of £9K. Even with this, they still have a shortfall of £6K.
  3. Fees at LSC are currently around £15k/year (ouch!) Even though this is a degree course attached to a university, the maximum loan students can take out for the fees is around £6K leaving a huge shortfall. At other universities, as I understand it, fees are around £9K and students can take a loan to cover this in full and it's not means tested. Does anyone know the reason for this difference?
  4. Any other suggestions for summer schools that are less ballet focussed?
  5. Thank you, excellent advice. Dd wouldn't want to dance the whole summer but it would be nice to do a week or two. MBS does seem to be quite ballet focussed, dd not keen on pointe work! She mainly does contemporary and jazz.
  6. Thank you, international sounds expensive! And probably difficult this year with travel restrictions etc.
  7. What do vocational students generally do over the summer to keep up their training? Dd is finishing her first year. As of yet they haven't been given any guidance about this (busy with upcoming show). Dd has been thinking about a summer school but they seem to have an upper age limit of 18!
  8. Balletmom225, this is awful, your poor daughter! The girls and the MUMS are making comments?! It’s bullying. Get her out of there and fast.
  9. Is anyone else auditioning on 7th March for TPA? My 13 year old dd is very keen but I wanted to find out how competitive it is to get a place. My oldest dd was at TPA for several years and had a great time and found the training to be top notch. Little dd is probably less able than her older sister (generally gets Merits for dance exams) and I want to manage her expectations.
  10. Thank you for this really helpful information. They don't sound like a good idea at all! I have sent the info to dd, hopefully it will put her off the idea.
  11. Thank you, she's not on Instagram but uses Snapchat and TikTok. I have no idea where she heard about them from.
  12. When I said the school, I mean the school that the Cambridges' children attend.
  13. 13 year old dd has asked for a stretch ladder. Has anyone got one and are they safe to use? Where can I buy, a quick look online and everywhere seems to be out of stock!
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