Year 11 Activities

Our programme of Year 11 activities aims to increase understanding of different healthcare careers, such as our biannual "Mini Medical School" competition.

Mini Medical School

Designed for pupils considering applying to study Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and other healthcare professions the 10-week course is fun and informative. It provides a scientific background to improve your understanding of the human body, the different roles of healthcare professionals and health issues facing us today.

Feedback from previous participants has included:

“Very informative sessions. Well presented with very knowledgeable contributors.”

“Fascinating talks, interesting and well presented.”

“Very good presentations. Very informative, I learnt lots and good practical sessions.”

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Mini Medical School competition

We offer 10 free Mini Medical School places each year (5 in spring and 5 in autumn) for students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in Higher Education and healthcare professions.

This competition is open to Year 11 students who are aged 15-16 years only. Places will be prioritised for students who come from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in the medical profession (for example, students with parents who have not been to university, students eligible for free school meals, students from groups with a low progression to university), and who have parental/guardian consent.

Find out more about the Mini Medical School. Details for the autumn 2020 competition will be confirmed later this year.