Going to University
SPH has an extensive programme of support for University applications, including medical, engineering and Oxbridge applicants. Most years we have achieved two or three successful applications to Oxford or Cambridge University. A high percentage of students tend to progress to University and around one quarter to the top 24 Russell Group Universities. SPH starts a UCAS support programme with all students in July of Year 12.
It is particularly important that students receive a reference that reflects them and their achievements and so we work closely with students from the outset. One to one interviews are central to the support we offer as the programme progresses, and most students will have many interviews with their tutor to discuss their personal statement and choices.
For those students choosing to continue to University, SPH is there to support them on their journey:
- in choosing the right course at the right university
- to help them make the most of any open day they attend
- to support them with their UCAS application and writing their personal statement
- to support any student planning on doing an EPQ
- to support specifically with Oxbridge, Medicine and Veterinary applications
- with mock interviews
Each year we have a number of students applying to study medicine, an incredibly tough and competitive process. We work with each student to ensure they are as prepared as they can be with the following:
- helping to chose the right university
- support with volunteering and work experience opportunities
- support with BMAT & UCAT admissions tests
- MMIs (Multiple Mini Interviews): each year we get doctors to come in to carry out MMIs with our medicine students and deliver constructive feedback
- Continuous interview practice: Mrs Skaptason is on hand to interview all students, recording them on their own devices so that they can see how to improve.
As a student/parent you can find useful information at the following websites: