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Nucleus VI Programme for Aspiring Medical Students

“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, Tolerance and Integrity.”

Nucleus VI Medicine Application Information for September 2024

  • March/April - Applications open on Monday 25th March at 8.00 am and close on Thursday 9th May at 5.00 pm. The online application form will be available on this page from 25th March 2024.
  • May/June - The interview process will take place during May/June. 
  • July - Conditional offers made subject to GCSE grades.
  • August - Final decision and confirmation of place to successful applicants.

Nucleus VI Programme for Aspiring Medical Students 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 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

What Nucleus VI Programme for Aspiring Medical Students offers…

  • Support in obtaining work experience
  • Visits to hospital labsm this year we will visit the Cellular Pathology Lab at Northampton General Hospital
  • Operating Theatre Live
  • Mini mock interviews with local trainee GPs acting as interviewers
  • Student led medical society passing their knowledge and experience to younger students
  • One-to-one mentoring following school reports
  • Reduced costs for Nucleus VI trips
  • Access regular STEM Lectures
  • Extra support with wider reading, to help support with personal statements
  • 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 UCAT
  • Personal statements reviewed by STEM tutors and other experts
  • 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

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.

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.

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