Havering Sixth Form College has a comprehensive Aiming High programme that is part of our commitment to challenge, support and encourage all students to achieve as highly as they can at College. Students on this programme benefit from activities that stretch and challenge them through demanding reading, participation in debate and discussion, visiting speakers and aspirational trips and visits.
Students achieving all A* and A grades or equivalent at GCSE who wish to pursue a medical-related career - Medicine, Dentistry, Registered Nursing and other clinical careers - have the opportunity to become part of the Medics. These students are timetabled in a dedicated coaching group and participate in a 2-hour weekly enrichment programme that provides the skills needed to excel in their chosen field and to ensure they are fully prepared for the rigorous university entrance process that ensues.
Seven secure Medical School places
Seven of our students will begin studying degrees in Medicine in September 2018 after achieving excellent results to secure a place at Medical School.
Six of the students were part of our Medics group – see details above.
David Lipinskas (King’s College), Lia Racovita (East Anglia), Ryan Tennyson (East Anglia), Precious Anekwe (Bristol), Abigail Opoku Amankwaah (Southampton), Joseph Plant (East Anglia) and Dorin Iftinca (Exeter - who received his results in 2017 and took a gap year), were all successful in their applications.
David, pictured right, who achieved A*, A* A in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, said: “The Medics enrichment group was very useful. I enjoyed it and it helped a lot with my Medicine application. I worked hard to get the grades and didn’t give up. My family are very proud – they had faith in me that I would do it.”
Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page