Reed's offers a comprehensive programme to prepare students for Oxbridge applications.
Throughout all years at Reed’s, students are encouraged to extend learning beyond the classroom and these activities ensure that any student has the opportunity to develop both the depth and breadth expected of an Oxbridge applicant. The Epicurean Society for Academic Scholars further enhances the skills students develop, with a particular focus on critical and interdisciplinary thinking.
In the Lower Sixth, all students are invited to join the Lower Sixth Oxbridge Presentation evening and from this point students are further supported through application workshops, lectures and one-to-one support from academic departments. In the Upper Sixth, students continue to be supported through individual subject mentors, examination preparation sessions, as well as a rigorous interview preparation programme supported by Old Reedonians and exchanges with local schools.
"I was inspired to apply to Oxford by an Old Reedonian who currently studies there. I had originally planned to apply to a conservatoire, as I attend the Royal Academy of Music, but the opportunity to perform at Oxford in addition to the world-class education seemed too good to miss.
I began my preparation over the summer holidays with extensive research around my subject. I also sent numerous drafts of my personal statement to staff members for feedback. A number of mock interviews, revision sessions, one-to-one mentoring sessions and EPQ conferences ensued in September, and without doubt the preparation provided by Reed's was extremely thorough, ensuring that I was in the best shape possible for my interview in December."
Dylan Price - Upper Sixth Form Pupil, who received an offer to study Music at Oxford.