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Nucleus VI

“Providing a unique learning opportunity, to aid students with natural aptitude and desire to attend medical school and excel in the field of medicine; underpinned by Northampton Academy’s core values of Respect, Determination and Ambition.”

Nucleus VI is the Sixth Form equivalent of Nucleus Gifted STEM Stream.  It is designed to aid students with a natural aptitude for science and a desire to attend medical school.  

Nucleus VI is the Sixth Form equivalent of Nucleus Gifted STEM Stream.  It is designed to aid students with a natural aptitude for science and a desire to attend medical school. 

The process of applying for medical school is very rigorous and requires a serious commitment of both time and effort over an extended period.  Our Nucleus VI team will be available to help students every step of the way with their applications to give them the best possible chance of gaining a place at a top university to study medicine.  
With only just over 10% of applicants gaining a place at medical school, expert guidance and opportunities 
are vital.

At Nucleus VI we have worked very hard to secure advice and guidance from the best people around, to provide our applicants with the best opportunities and give them the highest chance possible of gaining a place on a very competitive course.

This exciting new venture for Northampton Academy, could be the extra push that students need to realise their ambitions.  Places in the Nucleus VI cohort are very limited to allow the extra attention that is required to meet the demands of applying to medical school.    

If you would like to know more about the Nucleus VI programme please get in touch through our email address nucleus@northampton-academy.org

Entry Requirements

To gain entry onto Nucleus VI, students, will need to achieve:

  • Grade 8 - 8 in Double Award Science or Grade 8 in both Biology and Chemistry
  • Grade 7 in Mathematics
  • Grade 6 in English Language

They will also need to have an average GCSE grade of higher than 6.5.

Students will be interviewed by Head of Nucleus STEM, the school Principal and a doctor to assess their suitability for a place on the Nucleus VI programme.

Subject Choices

Students entering Nucleus VI must study both Biology and Chemistry at A Level as well as 1 other A Level subject, BTEC qualifications are not permitted.  We advise against studying more than 3 A Levels to allow students to improve their portfolio of experience for applying to medical school.

What Nucleus VI offers…

  • Guaranteed work experience within a GP surgery in Northampton
  • Guidance on application to the NGH/KGH work experience programme (must be over 17 years of age)
  • Assistance in organisation of volunteering and extra-curricular activities to improve the application 
  • Regular contact with medical professionals to discuss the application process and careers in medicine
  • Tuition for the UKCAT/BMAT
  • Personal statements reviewed by STEM tutors, doctors and university admissions tutors
  • Assistance with finding and applying to appropriate summer schools
  • Individual mentoring throughout the application process
  • Small cohort of other medical applicants to support throughout the application process

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