Going above and beyond for high achievers
Virtual mock MMIs for Aspiring Medics
Last week, 16 Year 13 students, all of whom have applied for Medicine and Dentistry, took part in mock ‘multiple mini–interviews’ (or MMIs) that are used to select students for these extremely competitive degree courses. The MMIs involve students moving between multiple interview stations and this year, for the first time, these will be happening ‘virtually’. Thankfully, due to OSFC’s status as an EdTech Demonstrator, the college was able to put on an exact replica of what the students will experience. Richard Lee, Assistant Principal, said: ‘our Aspiring Medics’ Programme prides itself on preparing students for every aspect of the application process, so we really wanted to put this on for them, and we are delighted it worked so well.’ Year 13 student, Ayeza, agreed with these sentiments: ‘It was really helpful and now I know which aspects I need to improve’, while Hamza was grateful for the practice-run: ‘I learnt so much and it was incredibly useful.’ Good luck to all our aspiring medics and dentists for the real MMIs!
10 OSFC students chosen for OxNet Programmes
10 Year 12 OSFC students were delighted to learn that they have been selected to participate in prestigious Oxford University outreach programmes that will run from February to August 2021. These ‘OxNet’ programmes have proven invaluable to students in previous years, as they give them the opportunity to develop high level academic skills by working with Oxford academics and other students from around the UK. The programmes will be delivered ‘virtually’ this year and Oxford received a record number of applicants, so the college was thrilled to have 10 successful candidates, 5 of whom have been chosen for Science courses, 2 for Languages, 2 for English Literature and 1 for Humanities. Richard Lee, Assistant Principal, said: ‘it’s fantastic to see a record number of our students secure places and these courses will be of great benefit to their future studies at university.’