Gabriella Kelly is progressing to the University of Oxford to study Medicine. The former Archbishop Ilsley Technical College student left the College in 2016, after achieving all A and A* grades in her A level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics studies.
Despite having dozens of students progress to Oxbridge in the recent years, Gabriella is the first to get a place at Oxford to study Medicine and she had to put herself through a vigorous application process to even get an offer.
As well as top grades, her application was boosted by her involvement in the College’s Pre-Medical School enrichment. This gave her and fellow aspiring medics the opportunity to go on trips to universities to take advantage of open days and seminars related to her field of interest. It also demonstrated a commitment to Medicine that will certainly have impressed the University of Oxford.
“I decided to make an Oxbridge application as I felt that the Oxford course for Medicine would give me a brilliant approach to effectively practising as a doctor and would equip me with particular skills that I feel would benefit me in my later career. I was absolutely thrilled to get an offer! The College was amazingly helpful in aiding me to find my vocation and supporting me through the challenging Medicine application process. I would like to become a hospital doctor, and am very interested in paediatrics or obstetrics, though I believe that my university study will open lots of new doors for me so I am keeping an open mind!”