To prepare you for your transition to university study and your future career in the STEM sector we ensure that we have modern facilities and current technology that all our science students will regularly use. Studying Biology, Chemistry or Physics you will spend your day working across our 9 Science laboratories performing experiments with a range of apparatus so you have a good knowledge of how to use contemporary scientific equipment.
Medical School preparation (Med Squad)
Successfully winning a place at a UK Medical School is incredibly challenging, with a highly competitive admissions process, so the Long Road Science department has designed our unique Med Squad programme to support students aspiring to study medicine. To qualify for this programme you must be studying A Level Chemistry, a second A Level subject in either Biology, Maths or Physics, and a third A Level in a recognisable subject such as Biology, History, Geography, Physics or Psychology.
Joining our bespoke Med Squad programme means our Science department will work with you from the very moment you start studying at Long Road to support you in preparing for medical school applications. In Year 1 our Med Squad team will meet with you twice a term to help you organise work experience using our strong links with Addenbrookes Hospital and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. You will also take part in workshops run by University of Cambridge medical students. In the spring term, we will guide you in looking at university open days and help you target the medical schools most suited to you and your career goals. In the summer term, University of Cambridge medical students will support you as you prepare for the UCAT / BMAT entry assessment tests.
In Year 2 the Med Squad team and University of Cambridge medical students will spend time working on your UCAS personal statement with you on a one-to-one basis and help you finalise the best medical schools for you to apply to. In early November you will meet with current medical students who will mentor you in preparing for medical school interviews. In late November you will take part in a practice interview session, based on the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) model popular with the majority of UK medical schools; our Senior Management Team, including our Principal Yolanda Botham, and University of Cambridge medical students will act as interviewers to create a realistic interview environment.