Wilson's School

Biology: Support

Enrichment


  • Medical Society takes place weekly.
  • KS4 & KS5 support sessions take place throughout the year


Medical Society


Our mission statement
Empowering aspiring medics to understand the current medical climate, adapt to changing times and build a profile fit for tomorrow's Doctors.

The school Medical Society meets weekly throughout the year and is open to students from Y12 and Y13. Attendance is compulsory for Y13 students applying for medicine/ dentistry and we encourage Y12 students to attend who are considering these degree courses, or who take a keen interest in issues related to medicine and healthcare. The society is predominantly student-led and the Chair and Vice Chair of Medical Society take a leading role in planning and coordinating content for meetings. Meetings are also held specifically for Y11 students at different times during the year.

Activities include: topical debates, student presentations, book reviews, interview practise, UKCAT/ BMAT practise, presentations from external speakers and former students. Interview practise includes both a mock panel interview and MMI experience for students.

Each year, a Medicine Information Evening is held in the spring term for Y11 & 12 students and their parents, to provide more information about the application process and what the life of a medical student/ doctor entails.

Medicine is a popular choice and seventeen students went on to study medicine in 2018 at universities including Imperial College London, University College London, Cambridge, Birmingham, Lancaster, Brighton & Sussex, Leeds, Edinburgh and St. George’s.

Medicine University Preparation Programme (summer term) – our three day programme in the summer term of 2018 included talks from:

  • a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist from The Maudsley Hospital
  • a Lecturer in Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Medical Oncology from the Institute of Cancer Research

Students also researched and delivered presentations focusing on general practice and integrated care, as well as visiting the Old Operating Theatre – Museum and Herb Garret at London Bridge.


Competitions


  • Y9 & 10 students participate in the Biology Challenge
  • Y12 students participate in the Intermediate Biology Olympiad
  • Y12 & 13 students participate in the Biology Olympiad

Staff within the department deliver both the Biological/ Veterinary Sciences and Medicine/ Dentistry University Preparation Programmes, as well as contributing to school lectures and assemblies.


Further links


BBC bitesize revision
S-cool revision website
ABPI resources for schools
Quizlet