Student profiles

Muzthahid Quraishi


Muzthahid Quraishi

Ex-Langdon School, age 19 

Studied A-levels in mathematics (A), chemistry  (A), biology (A) and AS history (A) at NewVIc. 

Now studying medicine at London School of  Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University  of London.

"NewVIc has so many extra-curricular  activities and medicine is so competitive,  you need to set yourself apart. The work  experience team helped me to get a two week  placement at Royal London Hospital where I did  ward rounds, observed surgery and spoke to  experienced surgeons. 

NewVIc’s Honours Programme also helped a  lot, as I got to visit Oxford and other top Russell  Group universities. I also won the exhibitioner  prize at NewVIc, which meant I was able to  spend a week in Cambridge and study with  a medical professor."

Rumana Ali 


Rumana Ali

Ex-Plashet School  Age 19 

Studyied A-levels in English literature (A*), government and politics (A) and history (A*).

Now studying history at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University.

"Teachers at NewVIc are  supportive; they spot  potential right away and try  really hard to get the best out  of their students. I also was  inspired by former NewVIc  students who have gone off  to achieve my own aspirations.  The Honours Programme has  given me the drive to become  a high achiever through  specialised teaching  and opportunities."

Gerda Kildisiute


Gerda  Kildisiute

Age 18 

Studied A-levels in chemistry (A), maths (A), biology (A) and an AS-level in further mathematics (A).

Now studying biology at Merton College, Oxford University.

"I was amazed at how  much attention every  single student receives at  NewVIc. As an Honours  student, I was part of the  UCL link programme, which  was extremely useful. I also  attended two days at Oxford  University, which resulted in  my decision to apply there.  People often think they  cannot go to a good university  because of their background,  but with a decent amount  of work, talent and a  good place to study,  anything’s possible. "

Sabahat Ahmed


Sabahat Ahmed

Ex-Kingsford  Community School  Age 18 

Studies A-levels in  biology (A*), Maths (A*) and chemistry (A) as well as an extended project (A).

Now studying medicine at King's College London.

"NewVIc has a good  environment that  encourages you achieve your  goals. The teachers here have  helped me to achieve the  grades I needed to be offered  a place to study medicine  at King’s College. Through  NewVIc, I have also been able  to do work experience at Kings  College Hospital and St  Thomas’s Hospital."