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Brilliant Club graduation at the University of Oxford

The Sixth Form provides our most able students with a wide range of opportunities to challenge themselves both academically and socially. Teachers are focused on stretching the Most Able students using a range of fascinating and stimulating learning and teaching methods. Outside the classroom, the Most Able programme provides students with a wide range of workshops and events that have included:

  • Trips to Oxford and Cambridge
  • Brilliant club Scholars' Programme
  • One-to-one mentoring and guidance for students aiming to study at Oxbridge
  • One-to-one mentoring and guidance for students wanting to study Medicine or Dentistry
  • Mock Interview Days
  • The Eton Summer School
  • Sutton Trust Summer Schools
  • Thinking Skills Workshops
  • The Social Mobility Foundation Internships
  • Vision Day at Imperial College
  • Dentistry Workshop at University of Greenwich
  • Wide range of professional speakers

This focus on academic excellence is born out in the school’s consistent record of students achieving offers to study Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Engineering, Natural Sciences and other subjects at Oxford and Cambridge as well as many other top universities throughout the country.

Liam Gourlay (Oxford, Physics), Bazil Khan (Cambridge, Engineering), Mustafa Qurashi (Oxford, Medicine) and Aqib Khan (Cambridge, Human, Social and Political Science)  

Each Autumn a team of teachers and former Heathlanders who are now medics, dentists and from other professions conduct practice interviews for Year 13 hopefuls who are applying to Oxford or Cambridge or for degrees to qualify in Dentistry or Medicine.

Adam Mann reports: ‘The interviews were a real challenge and the experience was extremely useful. The range of questions covered most bases for a medicine interview; including why I want to study medicine, questions about my personal experiences and discussion of potential NHS reform. I got detailed feedback afterwards which left me with knowledge of my strengths and what I need to improve on.