STEMHIGHFLYERS@SSFC


Are you a STEM High Flyer?

Stockton Sixth Form College is committed to helping students aim even higher. Our specially tailored programmes which stretch and challenge the most able across Years 12 and 13 are designed to inspire high-performing students to go on and achieve even greater success.

STEM specialists

AT SSFC we provide mentors who are specialists in the fields of Scientific Research, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Computer Science & Maths.

Nuffield Foundation Science Projects

Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries offer up to 1000 bursariesa year for students to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Projects take place during the summer holidays, giving students an insight into the world of scientific research.

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BMAT & UCAT

University entrance tests are required for aspirational courses. We prepare students for these entrance exams from the beginning of Year 12.

Crest Awards

British Science Association’s nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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Olympiad

The Olympiad challenges and stimulates students with an interest in Sciences & maths to expand and extend their talents Bronze, Silver & Gold awards Contact your science or maths teacher
to register for the Olympiad National finals take place for the top students in the UK!

Oxford University – OxNET

We are an OxNET Hub OxNet runs intensive courses, involving a mixture of Study Days, Seminar Series, Easter Conferences, Summer Schools and Twilight Talks.

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The OxNet STEM programme draws on the world-class research and expertise of academics at the University of Oxford and our other partner institutions to provide participants with an insight into what it is like to study a STEM subject at undergraduate level.

Visit their website and complete the application and a written response between 750 and 100 words, deadline is 9am on the 9th of November.

Cambridge Master Classes

Subject Master Classes are subject-specific events that offer academically able students in Year 12 the chance to experience typical undergraduate teaching at the University of Cambridge, and to get a flavour of what it’s like to be a student there.

Each Masterclass includes:

  • Two taster lectures delivered by leading academic staff from the University
  • The opportunity to discuss and ask questions
  • An introduction to the Cambridge admissions process
  • The opportunity to hear about life as a Cambridge student from current undergraduates

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Newcastle University – STEM Workshops

We offer workshops and talks from students studying STEM subjects at Newcastle University. These sessions are delivered in college

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Sutton Trust Summer Schools

These FREE five-day summer schools in July and August allow students to explore their interest in one of 23 subject courses and are available at Newcastle, Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Imperial, Nottingham, UCL, Kings College London and St Andrews Priority will be given to students who meet all or most of the following criteria:

  • Will be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • Have achieved at least 5 A/A*s at GCSE
  • Come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education
  • Are taking relevant subjects in relation to the subject stream they are applying for
  • Attend schools or colleges with a low overall A Level (or equivalent) point score
  • Are under the age of 18 at the time of the summer school.

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Work experience

Work experience in a caring or service role is now an essential step when getting into medical school. Medical schools will be looking for students who have gained a broad range of
healthcare experience. The British Medical Association is an excellent source of advice, click here for further information.

We have a dedicated Careers Advisor who can also arrange specific work placements for you. Click here to email Lauren.

Where Are They Now?

Each year our students progress to highly rated universities across the country to study a range of Science degrees:


Martin Stoves
Former Ian Ramsey pupil
Grades achieved at SSFC:
A*A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry, Maths & AS Further Maths
Now: studying Pharmacology at Newcastle University where he achieved award in first year

Patricia Lapitan
Former OLSB pupil
Grades achieved at SSFC:
A*A*A in Biology, Chemistry and Maths
Now: studying Medicine at University of Manchester

Ben Thomas
Former OLSB pupil
Grades achieved at SSFC:
A*AAAA in Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computer Science and EPQ
Now: studying Computer Science at University of Cambridge

Rebecca Clarke
Former Ian Ramsey pupil
Grades achieved at SSFC:
A*A*A* in Maths, Biology and Chemistry
Now: studying Chemistry at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford