Courses to study medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry at university are some of the most competitive available. Reed’s has a full programme in place to support pupils who wish to follow this career path, from the initial thought phase through to the application and interview stage.
We encourage a wide range of pupils to consider medical courses and from the Fourth Form (Year 10) we hold regular sessions where the pupils can ask questions and find out about the courses as well as take part in discussions on interesting topics, look at how to plan work experience and study further practice techniques useful to the application process. Pupils are encouraged and supported in preparing for both traditional medical routes, and various other routes within the healthcare industry.
As pupils progress through the School, the frequency of sessions increases, along with the level of content within them. In the Lower and Upper Sixth Forms sessions look at personal statements, motivation, ethical issues, working in the NHS and sitting the UCAT or BMAT entrance tests. Plenty of interview practice is offered within the School and we also work with other local schools and with Governors to run practice sessions to fully prepare all applicants.