Wednesday, 15th March, two medical students from Leicester University, Jess, a fourth year and Harriet a first year visited for a Year 9 assembly. They provided an insight about life as a medical student, the application process and the myths and FAQ including not needing 10 A*s at GCSE although they did encourage students to check UCAS search for individual university requirements. In total 10% of Year 9 students are considering medicine as a future career.
On Friday, 17th March, 27 Year 9 students visited the National Space Centre in Leicester. They toured around the six interactive galleries, the UK’s largest planetarium and the iconic 42m high Rocket Tower. Highlight of the day was a ‘Tour of the Night Sky’ in the Patrick Moore Planetarium where the students learned about constellations and the stories behind them. It was a terrific trip to complete Science Week for Saint Martin’s.