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Why did you choose Reigate College?

I liked the College and thought the courses looked really good. After five years at RGS, I was ready for a change and I wanted to save my parents the expensive school fees. 

Have you enjoyed studying at Reigate?

I’ve really loved the College environment and the chance to start afresh and be who you want to be. I didn’t know anybody when I started, but I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and making new friends.

At school you seem to be more spoon-fed and the teachers manage you. At College the responsibility is on you and you’re in control of your time.

The course trips have been amazing and really helped bring the subjects to life. For history we went to the National Archives in Kew, to Hampton Court, Washington DC and I went to Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust Memorial Programme. 

How have you found the teachers and support staff?

The teachers are really knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects and they genuinely seem to care. The Careers department has been fantastic helping me with my Oxford University application and setting up a mock interview. 

What are your plans after College?

I’ve got a place at St. John’s College, Oxford to read Classics. I’m really looking forward to studying in such a historic place, where people have been learning Latin for almost 1,000 years. 

Lizzie, 2016

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