It’s a full house for Havering Medics students.


The Medics group, which runs at New City College’s Havering Sixth Form campus in Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, for students aiming for a medical career, has celebrated every student on the programme gaining a place at university to study either Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.

This is the first time every student has received an offer and it is the highest number the Medics group has achieved. As New City College Group Principal and CEO Gerry McDonald said,‘it is a real tribute to the hard work of the students and their teachers’.

These prestigious courses and medical schools are notoriously difficult to get into and the students found out about their offers in the week they took their final A Level assessment exams. 

Along with seven current students, three former students who left college last year and took gap years, were also offered places for September 2021 entry.

The students are:

Medicine – Dovydas Mackevius (East Anglia); Alexandra Catana (East Anglia Gateway); Aliya Auguste (Birmingham); Nicholas Johnson (East Anglia); Charlene Kazibwe (Kings Extended); Sumaiya Begum (Leicester) and Nicky Ahadi(Exeter).

Dentistry: Ella Berner (Kings) and Darcia Khaled (Cardiff).

Veterinary: Angelica Thompson (Royal Veterinary College).

Student Nicky Ahadi, who left college last year, came back to receive a trophy for achieving the highest score in the year for A Level Chemistry. Nicky achieved 3 A*s in Chemistry, Biology and Maths despite only moving to the UK from Iran just before she started at Havering Sixth Form.

She will be going to study Medicine at the University of Exeter Medical School in September, having taken a gap year where she worked as a science and maths tutor for a local school. 

Nicky, who was presented with the award by Medics Enrichment tutor Gursewa Harrad, said: “I couldn’t have achieved what I have without the help and support of the college – and particularly the Medics group.” 

Well done all!

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