On Tuesday 22 November in Science School and online we ran a comprehensive MMI (multiple mini interview) mock circuit to prepare prospective Medics for their university applications. The MMI is a format used for admission by the majority of UK medical schools and involves a series of eight short interviews at various stations where the candidates have to focus on a particular task or question relevant to the Medical profession.
The participants included eight of our Upper Sixth Medicine applicants plus nine St Swithun's School pupils and another eight from local partner schools including Barton Peverill, Midhurst Rother, UTC and Portsmouth TBOWC took part online. This is the third year we have run this event, which included five face-to-face stations and three online stations to emulate the experience that candidates will encounter in interviews this year.
The interviews were delivered by Winchester dons Dr Thomas, Mr Fraser and Mr Fox, alongside Dr Morley, our Wykeham Fellow of Medicine, and guest teachers: Dr Topley (St Swithun's), Dr Fitzwilliam, Dr Boney and Dr Chowdhury (all OWs and current NHS consultants) and Mr Truell (4th year OW medical student at Oxford). This dynamic team grilled the 28 candidates over three hours on topics such as Medical ethics, dealing with difficult people, medical empathy, crisis triage, Health care policy and problem solving. The candidates were impressive and all found the experience helpful and rewarding.
Candidates receive individual interview feedback reports to help them develop their technique and enhance their performance at interview. The whole process aims to prepare pupils for the real interviews and it has been hugely encouraging to see so many pupils succeed over recent years in achieving their ambition to pursue a career in medicine.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
26th September 2023
On 21 September, a group of College pupils attended the Engineering Your Future Conference at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.
19th June 2023
Winchester College CCF had its Biannual Inspection on 14 June and were honored to welcome Major General Bruce as inspecting officer.