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Munaib makes history with Medicine offer from Cambridge

Four students have gained offers of places at Cambridge and Oxford Universities this year – including one who has the chance to study for a degree in Medicine.

Munaib Chowdhury is the first student from the College to ever have been offered a place at Cambridge to study Medicine – one of the most prestigious degree courses at the UK’s top University.

The three other students who have also been offered places at either Cambridge or Oxford are Jacob Fairey, formerly of Chafford School, (Maths at Cambridge), former Marshalls Park School student George Hurdle, (Education and Biology at Cambridge) and James Davies, formerly of Sanders School (Earth Sciences at Oxford).

Munaib makes history with Medicine offer from Cambridge | April 2015

Munaib, who is taking A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths needs to get top grades this summer to secure his place. He said: “I was really surprised but so pleased when I heard the news. At the moment I am focussed on my A Levels but in the future I’d like to be involved in general internal medicine or mental health research and epidemiology – I haven’t quite made up my mind.”

He added: “The College has been great since I started here. My teachers have been brilliant in making sure I have a thorough understanding of my subjects and the support's been fantastic all the way through.

“The Careers staff and the Gifted & Talented tutors really helped me prepare for the interview at Cambridge and made sure I knew what I was in for! I'll probably never be able to stop saying thank you to everyone who has helped me get this Medicine offer. To prospective students, I’d remind them that there’s no shortage of support at Havering Sixth Form and it’s well worth embracing all of it.”

Munaib has been studying on the College’s Oxbridge Medical Group scheme. This special programme for high-achieving students who want to be doctors, dentists or work in other fields of medicine, involves having all Chemistry and Biology classes taught from a more medical-related perspective and with an emphasis on stretch and challenge.