We have to edit our Media Studies films at school on the schools 2008 macs and cant use our own laptops. The macs dualboot XP and 10.6.
I would like to use Premiere Pro as I am far more farmiliar with it but i cant install it on the Mac's. Can i make a standalone Premiere Pro CS5 that will run on the mac or do i need to thinapp an older CS3 or CS4 version and run it on XP?
This is a terrible idea. First you are going to have to set all this up yourself. Secondly if you run into any issues your teacher / lecturer is not going to help you because you aren't using what they recommend.
Focus on the assignment rather than the tool you want to use.