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Exeter School student success

PUBLISHED: 13:52 29 May 2014

Exeter School's four Upper Sixth students who have received medical offers at top universities across the country. Photo by Exeter School.

Exeter School's four Upper Sixth students who have received medical offers at top universities across the country. Photo by Exeter School.


SIX Exeter School pupils are celebrating after receiving medical offers at top universities across the UK, including four current Upper Sixth students.

Upper Sixth Former, Lauren Dixie, has received an offer to study Medicine at Sheffield. She says she has always wanted to be a doctor.

Exeter School prefect, Emily Boother, has received two offers from Imperial and King’s College, London. “I had originally thought about being an architect but decided to become a doctor following work experience in the field,” she says.

Bilal Korimbocus has an offer to study Medicine at Queen’s University, Belfast and also has plans to tai a gap year in Mauritius, where he intends to shadow a doctor and hopes to work as an ancillary nurse upon returning to the UK. Bilal got into medicine by gaining a place on the sought-after Medical Programme Week, spending one-week at Plymouth’s Derriford Hospital.

Laurence Powell has received offers to study Dentistry at Cardiff and Plymouth Universities.

Two former pupils have also received medical offers: 2013 leaver, Nathan Crang has an offer to study Medicine at the University of Exeter; and last year’s Upper Sixth Former, Olly Palmer, has a place to study Medicine at Cardiff.

Biology teacher, Peter Boddington, who runs the school’s Medical Society, says: “I have greatly enjoyed working with the pupils to achieve their goals and they deserve huge credit for the commitment and dedication that they have shown over the last few years.

“Places at medical schools are hugely sought after and their attendance at MedSoc, their academic rigour and the extra experiences they have gained outside the classroom have been impressive,”he adds.

Other recent leavers have secured places on other associated courses, including: 2013 Exeter School leaver, Stephanie Miles, who has accepted a place at Bristol University to study Neuroscience; Thomas Lyon-Smith has a place at Oxford Brookes University to study Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management; and Caitlin Rabone has an offer to study Psychology at


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