Originally Posted by bush
Originally Posted by lyzzy
Academic-wise, for A Levels, Taylors is great because of the students there ... they stream the students, so there's usually there would be a couple of very very keng classes... and if you get in there - the lecturers are better, you are more pressured to study and perform well (cos everyone is darn smart too)... If not Taylors, Help is really good too (and it's cheaper!)
The advantage that HELP has over Taylor's is the way they run things.
you don't need to be in a keng class to have great lecturers, in fact they don't stream students, they put you into groups according to your subject combination. Having said that, you have the freedom to change your group subject to certain conditions.
Actually, in Taylors, they put you into groups according to subject combination too. I was in the Further Math - science class.
The difference is that in Taylors, there are more students, so within each the subject combination, they stream the students...
Streaming has its advantages and disadvantages - but imho, being surrounded by people who are willing to work/study/perform better and harder will definitely improve your academic (and extracurricular) performance.
I would need to clarify certain things.
HELP does not have any sort of stream, the class you are in depends on which subjects you are taking.
For example, You can be in group A in chemistry and group B in physics and group A again for maths. You won't be stuck in the same class. It's somewhat like university.