Before I tell my parents that I want to go to university on another continent I want to ask you some questions/show you my plan so you care point out the holes in it.
I want to go to the University of East Anglia because it's the best school for liturature and creative writing in the UK. I want to go to school in the UK because (due to differences between the two countries school systems) it would allow me to focus in on writing and I would be able to immerse myself fully in my degree without having to worry about some math test ruining my grade. Those are my main points. Further points include gaining cultural open mindedness (not sure that would be a plus for my conservative parents, but it is for me), coming out of my shell, and the higher rate of employment that students who have studied abroad enjoy.
My biggest questions are-
Do US scholarships translate at all?
I go to a high school were we are told that we most likely won't pass our AP exams
. I am a great test taker and I plan to get extra help outside of what we're getting in class. I'm very scared that I won't do well and that it will prevent me from getting into UEA. So basically, explain the importance of AP exams in getting into a UK university?
Also, by the time I've graduated I'll have taken five AP exams, but only two of those will be for English (the others are history) and one of those won't be taken until after my UCAS application is due. How will this affect things?
Speaking of UCAS, any advise?
Best way to communicate with people back home?
And probably the least critical of all, What's Norwich like?
Please attack my idea/ambition so I can realize which parts need shoreing up. I expect my parents to be hostile and suspicious and this is, in part, my test run.
Thank you, kindly!