Year 13 students at Upton Court Grammar School are celebrating success with a record number of students gaining conditional offers at prestigious universities in September 2015. This includes the school's highest number of offers for places at medical schools, dental schools and veterinary medicine.
With growing numbers of students applying for such places nationally, youngsters are facing greater challenges than ever before in gaining admission to medical related courses. This includes the need for students to engage in work experience in a clinical setting, and volunteer at charity shops and establishments improving the lives of vulnerable people in the community, as well as gaining straight A* and A grades in GCSEs and A Levels and passing medical school entrance examinations.
The school offers a number of important developmental opportunities for prospective medics, as it believes that creating the next generation of doctors, dentists and vets is vital for a better global future. This includes a year-long programme in year 11 for prospective medical applicants, workshops in year 12 on how to apply to university including personal statements, and one-to-one support for students applying for more competitive university places.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “The talents of our students match their ambition to pursue challenging careers. They are not discouraged by the competition, often from students educated in private schools, and prove themselves worthy due to their strong academic profile and thorough preparation. We know they will be an asset to those universities and to the nation."
Back row L to R : Udhari Abeykoon (Veterinary Medicine), Shannon Randhawa (Economics at University of Cambridge), Daniel Aduakwa, Milan Jaspal, Vikram Kohli & Caitlin Khan (all Medicine).
Front Row L to R : Teereth Bahra & Keshana Kuruparan (both Dentistry), Aditi Ranjan, Navneeta Tiwari, Radha Sharma & Rupinder Grewal (all Medicine).