School for persistent. I am studying for the second year (IB program for high school students, pre-university training), and I still have not noticed weak students.
If you think that the most obstinate nerd students are studying in Asia, then you have not studied in Scotland. My school is considered one of the highest rated, and there is no concession here at all to anyone and never. In my group in mathematics, a guy from France is studying from a super-rich family - he pries out for three of them, not counting on any money from his dad or some purchased tests. Not learned - walk and learn more. Although we must pay tribute to the fact that for those who study seriously, the conditions are well EVERYTHING: additional consultations with teachers, and the library works late (if you don’t have time, there are a lot of things available in the electronic version: high school students are allowed to use tablets, and it helps a lot, and all sorts of laboratories and workshops (but they are mostly guys from the natural science stream). By the way, I really advise: if you plan to go to study in a foreign school - take a tablet (if the school rules allow!). I arrived without him, but already in the middle of the first semester I asked my parents and bought it, since it simplifies study at times, you can practice almost anywhere, as there are a lot of electronic manuals and textbooks (basic and additional).
In our free time we play field hockey and basketball. In general, all because free time is extremely small. For living everything is OK, no comments: the rooms are small, but you only sleep in them anyway, so there is no need for more.
I will not pretend that every day I jump for joy, that I study here: hard, yes. But the name is St. Leonards are very much appreciated by receivers in universities, so I expect that all efforts will pay off and I will be able to enter the desired London.