Oxbridge Thinking Skills
Develop vital critical and analytical thinking skills through academic studies and wide-ranging discussions with Leading Education tutors
Gain deep subject knowledge from world-class consultants
Thinking critically at degree level is far different to classroom learning, and it can be a difficult skill for students to develop. For students who begin to develop agile, analytical, and critical thinking skills before arriving at university, it can be a huge asset during the application process.
Admissions tutors value theseskills very highly, and students who are able to analyse topics and problems at a high level throughout the admissions process, from the personal statement all the way through to the vital interview stage, will give themselves a huge advantage over their peers.
Such skills are not developed in a classroom environment, but personalised lessons with Leading Education based around student interests and weaknesses can help students begin to frame questions in a critical manner and begin to think at an Oxbridge level.
Vital 'Soft' Skills
Few students ever focus specifically on the soft skills that underpin all academic thinking and analysis. Your first Oxbridge tutorial will be a nasty shock if you aren’t used to using analytic skills!
If you show admissions tutors that you have begin to develop these critical thinking skills, you will stand out from other applicants, particularly during the important interview process.
By developing Oxbridge-level thinking skills, you will examine the very latest topics and key theories in your chosen discipline. Examining these up-to-date concepts critically will impress any admissions tutor.
In the classroom, you simply will not have the time or opportunities to develop skills beyond the fixed curriculum. The most important part of any application is showing that you are ready to bridge the gap between school and university.
With the help of tutors in Leading Academics, I learn some very useful and specific skills in solving some complex mathematical and physics problems. I learned how to analyse and simplify the trivial questions and solve it using the least time. The speed of solving difficult problems is very important because there is harsh time limit in admission test. Obtaining these skills in advance is very helpful.
Designed by expert admissions
Our courses have been developed by our team of world-class educationalists, who have spent years studying the Oxbridge application process, led by CEO Kieran Hammond.
London School of Economics
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Mathematics and Computer Science
Christ Church College, Oxford
Trinity College, Cambridge
About Kieran Hammond
Kieran Hammond is the co-founder of Leading Education and holds a BA and MA (Cantab) from Cambridge University. Over the course of 10 years, he has been helped over 500 students with their Oxbridge/Medicine applications.
Kieran started his career as Head of University Applications at Cardiff Sixth Form College, which at the time had been the UK’s No.1 ranked school in terms of A*-A A-level results for 6 years running.