Oxbridge – Medicine – Vet Science – Dentistry
It is a well known fact that students interested in Oxbridge, Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry options need quite specific support to enable them to be successful in these applications. This support starts early in the school through our Oxbridge workshops programme, Pre-Med Societies and individual careers interviews. We have a wealth of opportunities for students interested in these options to extend their personal skills, their work experiences and their leadership knowledge. These include university visits, medical links both locally, nationally and internationally as well as opportunities to complete work experience on the farm at our neighbouring school, Valley Park. Students who want to follow these options are positively encouraged to attend conferences such as MEDLINK or VetCam and are given one-to-one support in preparation for entrance tests and interviews. At Invicta we also have a programme of Extended Learning Lectures which we encourage all students to attend. These lectures are delivered by visiting speakers from a range of specialist areas, so that students extend their learning outside of the curriculum. Recent speakers have included Dr David Fox on the Role of Chemists in the discovery of new medicines; representatives of the department of Anglo Saxon, Norse and Celtic, Cambridge University on Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England and Dr Nicola Humphry-Baker from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University on the Physics of Colour Our tailored programme of guidance and master classes provided for students interested in these options has proved very successful over a number of years.
What the students say:
"The careers guidance I was given at Invicta gave me the confidence to apply to Cambridge, whilst also helping me to understand the application process, giving me the best chance of success" (Year 13 Student).