Local West Lancashire College student heads to University of Oxford
West Lancashire College student Will secures highly prized place at University of Oxford
William Skelton from West Lancashire College has achieved a university place many others can only dream of. Will, School of Medicine Student and former Dean Trust Rose Bridge pupil, is 1 of 2900 Year 13 applicants who applied for a place to study Medicine at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford.
With only a 100 places available, this is a truly amazing achievement, with lots of hard work and dedication over the last 18 months, culminating in some excellent predicted grades (A*, A*, A*) that put him in the top 20% of applicants.
As well as dedicated in class and one to one support and preparation from The School of Medicine staff at the college, Will was partnered with an Oxford Medic graduate to support him through the process.
All students studying at the School of Medicine are fully prepared for the application process and follow a structured journey from personal statement to UKCAT and MMI entrance exam and interview.
The School of Medicine offers traditional A Levels taught in a medical context, alongside a guaranteed, immersive Discovery Industry Placement programme, workshops and seminars delivered by medical professionals and University Professors, mentoring from Medical Graduates, plus inspiring guest speaker and guest seminar events.
The programme offers 33% more contact time than other A Level courses. With the college’s outstanding partnerships with industry, links with local medical schools and organisations such as Generation Medics, School of Medicine students leave further education with skills and connections that are second to none.
Denise Williamson, Principal, said “I am very proud of Will and the work of The School of Medicine team. Will’s offer of a place to study at The University of Oxford is the result of months of hard work, dedication and preparation. The School of Medicine is a truly exceptional programme that was designed to give its students a distinct competitive edge, and I am therefore delighted to hear that our second-year Medical students have had interviews and offers from universities across the UK.”