Pippa White and Ben Chandler, both from Wellington, are amongst eighteen students from Richard Huish College who have been offered places at University to study medicine or veterinary science.
Ben Chandler will study to become a doctor and Pippa, a former Kingsmead Community School pupil, has received an offer to read veterinary science.
Twelve other Huish students have offers of places to study medicine. They are, from Taunton, Upekha Alagoda, Hannah Browne and Izzie Browne, both former Castle School pupils and Francesca Gabriel, formerly of Kingsmead Community School. Former Uffculme School pupils Max Ansell, from Holcombe Rogus near Wellington, Will Bodger, Jack Maddicks and Jess Spiers, all from Uffculme and Rosie Chandra, from Hemyock, near Cullompton, also have offers. Crewkerne teenagers Nick Darby and Chloe Hill, both formerly of Wadham Community School, and JV Sabale, from Minehead, a former West Somerset Community School pupil, also have offers.
Four other students have received offers to study veterinary science. They are Lydia Mott, from Taunton, formerly of Castle School, Kingsmead Community School past pupil James Adams, from Wiveliscombe, Henry Coate, a former Haygrove School pupil from Bridgwater and Anna Johnston from Ilfracombe, in North Devon.
Huish offers dedicated support through specialist coordinator Dr Liz Parfitt to students who want to apply to study Veterinary Science, Medicine or Dentistry after college. This package includes Medical Termininology enrichment, interview preparation, guidance with appropriate voluntary work and work experience placements, and one-to-one guidance through the UCAS admissions process. These students have also been able to take Critical Thinking AS and an Extended Project Qualification in topics ranging from the management of nutrition in pets to the use of induced hypothermia.
Principal John Abbott said: “I am delighted that we have so many students who have been offered places on these highly competitive and academic university courses. It is down to their hard work and determination and the help of staff here at Huish that they have these exciting offers on the table. We wish them all the best in their exams.”