An impressive 12 per cent of the 2019 student class being accepted into medicine at universities across Australia, including seven Year 12 students from The Glennie School.

Ekene Aghanwa, Katherine Chicalas, twins Namitha and Nikhitha Jacob, Brittney Nicholson, Thedini Pinidiyapathirage and Jamie Teo from The Glennie School will approach 2020 and their courses in medicine with rigour and focus. The competitive application process to secure their place in medicine required proof of excellent academic results, a compelling written application, preparing for and sitting the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), and attending interviews across the country.

After consultation with The Glennie School Careers Advisor, Mrs Sharon Currie, the girls gained work experience and undertook volunteer work in Years 10 and 11, worked together to prepare for the UCAT testing and attended mock interviews with community representatives. Ekene, Katie, Namitha, Nikhitha, Brittney, Thedini and Jamie are now reaping the reward for the many hours in preparation and commitment beyond their academic workload.

Namitha and Katie have both chosen to focus on rural, remote and tropical medicine at James Cook University in Townsville, while Nikhitha, Thedini and Ekene have accepted a place in the Monash University medicine program. The Glennie School Principal, Mr Peter Crawley, congratulates the 2019 cohort. “The Glennie Year 12 students accomplished unprecedented academic results in 2019 through hard work and acquiring new skills. By trying new things, they are all now embracing future opportunities to find their passion,” said Mr Crawley.

Excellent academic results achieved by Year 12s also saw 92 per cent of students receive offers for early entry into their 1st or 2nd preference for university. A sizeable 37 per cent of girls chose a health pathway, with other students pursuing law, education, music, design, engineering, science, agriculture, IT, criminology and business. Each student has worked hard to establish a pathway through academic results, OP scores, traineeships and certificate qualifications with exciting prospects ahead.

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