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Competitive Courses & Oxbridge


Supporting Aspiring Oxbridge Students

To support aspiring Oxbridge students, Denmark Road Sixth Form is the only Gloucestershire based school to have partnered with the Oxford University for their New College Step Up Programme.  This is an exciting and supportive five-step programme that prepares students for every part of the competitive application process.

The aim of the programme is to ensure that students have all the information, tools and skills required for a successful application to attend University in Oxford or Cambridge or an Ivy League University in the US.  

Our Step Up partnership with Oxford University has been hugely successful since it began.  In addition to the number of successful students achieving coveted places at Oxford and Cambridge every year, it has encouraged students who may not have previously considered Oxbridge to apply and realise their new ambitions.  

Supporting Aspiring Medics, Vets and Dentists

The Denmark Road MVD programme is designed to support any students who may be interested in pursuing a career within the Medical Field or Veterinary Science. The programme provides a platform for students to discuss ideas and concerns around the medical world including taking part in ethical debates.  Through close links with Gloucester Royal Hospital and local GP, Dental and Veterinary practices, the MVD programme is invaluable in securing the relevant work experience placements which are a requirement for any successful university application on these competitive courses.  Students on the MVD programme are fully prepared for external entrance exams such as UCAT and BMAT and even work with Medic Mentor to profile students and help with the University selection.

Hello, I’m Mrs Lizza Head.  I am the Director of Science at Denmark Road and oversee the MedSoc (Medicine Society).  It is my great privilege to run our fantastic MVD (Medics, Vets and Dentists) programme at Denmark Road Sixth Form.