PETER Symonds students are celebrating an impressive number of offers of university places to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

A total of 62 students have been offered places to study medicine, five students have places to study dentistry and eight students have been offered places to study veterinary medicine.

Student Georgina Hart, a former pupil at Kings School in Winchester, said: “The application process to study medicine is not a short or easy one, but now that I have come out the other side and received four offers, I feel thrilled that all my efforts have paid off!”

She continued “Whilst applying to medicine required a lot of independence and self motivation, Symonds provided support along the way including running mock interviews and having doctors and other allied health professionals attend the careers day. Teaching staff have been a huge help supporting medicine applicants in reviewing and improving personal statements. The Careers Department has also been of help with UCAS advice.”

Biology teacher Julian Foster said “Places on courses such as medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine are notoriously difficult to obtain and so we are thrilled that the hard work and dedication of these students has paid off. Their diligence and motivation has carried them through an extremely rigorous selection process with a demanding set of entry requirements and we wish them every success with their future studies.”