More university offers for Medicine
Colfe’s Year 13 students Maia, Aimee and Vera have all secured offers to read Medicine following a highly competitive interview process. Sam, who left Colfe’s last year to take a break from study also received an offer.
Extensive support is given to prospective medical students at Colfe’s. Head of Careers, Judy Cardnell, coordinates a Medic Support Group which meets regularly during the autumn term. The Group discusses issues vital to securing a university offer for medicine. These topics range from information on where to apply, to the ethical issues involved in a career in medicine. Mock interviews are arranged with doctors, including Old Colfeians and parents of current Colfe’s pupils. Training for the UCat admissions test is also arranged in school. The careers library contains many helpful books about the application procedure and the various tests needed.
In addition, Sixth Form students run their own Colfe’s Medical Society. Members run debates on medical ethics, attend lectures from guest speakers and support each other through the competitive application process. The society is overseen by Chris Moriss, Head of Student Leadership.
Vera (Y13) said, “My application for medicine involved multiple mini interviews, scenario questions and even some role play. I was thrilled when I received my offers.”
Vera secured her offer after joining Colfe’s on a Leathersellers’ Scholarship. Leathersellers’ Scholarships fund free places for able pupils from state schools to study for their A-levels at Colfe’s. The scholarships are funded by the Leathersellers’ Company, who have governed the school since their appointment in 1657.