Over 110 students earning at
least three A* / A grades
Over 100 offers for Medicine,
Dentistry, Oxbridge, and Ivy League!
4 years of outstanding
A Level Results
Umran’s curiosity on topics such as black holes was sparked at a young age, and she was given the opportunity to explore these topics in greater detail as part of our NCS Project X (Physics), which exposes students to first year undergraduate material. Umran took advantage of all the academic enrichment the NCS provides and with the support of our staff, Umran made competitive applications to some of UK’s leading universities. Umran will now be heading to the University of Cambridge to carry with her love of learning Physics.
“The NCS is an environment where you learn to grow. You learn to become the best person that you absolutely can be. It’s just been the best environment that I could have ever chosen.”
He built up his knowledge of the application process and prepared for his SAT entrance exams, by attending our free week long summer SAT workshop. We also took Lennox to visit the Ivies in Boston and New York as part of our specific Ivy League Preparation Programme. It was an experience that filled him with inspiration and his applications were so successful that he secured offers from both MIT and Princeton, the latter is where he will be continuing his studies on a full scholarship of $320,000.
“The support The NCS gives us overall for our education is really quite amazing.”
Isuf has benefitted from The NCS’ Elite University Preparation Programme, which provides support to all students whilst they make applications to the most competitive universities and school leaver programmes in the world.
Expressing an interest in applying to an Ivy League university, Isuf was one of a number of students to have tutoring from a specialist in the SAT entrance exam that The NCS works with. We also took him on our exploration trip to the USA which allows students to learn about and visit MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia.
“The NCS is the place where I learned how to study super efficiently and work really hard. But it’s also the place where I learned to believe in myself.”
Alongside work experience at the Royal London Hospital, the NCS Med School also arranged for her to see the world of research at Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Heath. She now plans to have a career working as a surgeon and will be concentrating hard on her studies at the University of Oxford
“The NCS Med School is absolutely amazing! They help with every single step of the medical application process.”
Amongst the work experiences the NCS Med School arranged for Juanita, her placements in NHS hospitals helped her see first hand the difference she could make in the world of medicine. She’ll now be continuing her studies at the University of Cambridge.
“The NCS provides opportunities for whatever career path you want to go down. And that really helped me to decide that medicine was right for me.”
One of the things that supported her make a compelling and competitive application was the expert preparation we provide for the UCAT and BMAT entrance exams in addition to the numerous mock interviews we hold. In part this includes free access to rich resources, which for Med School students includes the Medify online library.
Khadjiah will now be following her dream by studying at UCL
“As someone that wants to go into medicine, The NCS is the perfect place to be because they provide a lot of extra support.”
Haseeb joined The NCS from Kingsford and achieved A / A / A at A Level. During his time studying with us he benefitted from the wide ranging opportunities we provide as part of our MedSchool preparation. He speaks how our holistic overview to enrichment helps students learn about themselves and their career aims, which in turn helped him make the best choices for his further education.
Like many of our alumni, he returns to help our current students who are also looking to go into the medicine field. He provides insight into the sector and also supports student’s preparing to take their BMAT and UCAT entrance exams. “I think The NCS is a hub of like minded students who really want to reach their upper limits and really push themselves to become the leaders of tomorrow. The NCS most definitely has given me skills to cope with university, but also to become a leader and a person who cultivates change.”
She used the opportunities that The NCS provides students with to build her confidence and overall skillset. She found her studies enjoyable and prospects of securing an Oxbridge offer improve dramatically due to our specialists guidance, especially the Oxbridge Supervision Sessions that helped grow her critical thinking skills. Dayna will continue to discover what her future will hold at the University of Cambridge.
“I didn’t feel I received as much academic support at my previous grammar school. At NCS there was so much support from the teachers for the students, I felt the support at NCS was unmatched.”
Zereena achieved A / A / A grades at A Level. Before she joined The NCS she never even dreamed that she could become an Oxbridge student. It was her teachers who provided her with the encouragement and confidence to fill in an application form. She quickly became one of our first students to receive an offer from them.
Now studying English at Corpus Christi College, she understands just how accessible studying at Oxbridge is for NCS students. Her message resonates throughout the student’s who take up studies with us, which is one reason why The NCS has received more Oxbridge offers than any other comparable local sixth forms in their first four cohorts. “Don’t let where you come from limit you. Remind yourself, “this is where I come from, “ but don’t let it limit you. Honestly, you are your only barrier. It’s your hard work, your determination, and your motivation that will get you somewhere.”
He also used all the Code Breaking and Emerging Talent Programme opportunities that we provide to help improve his soft and presentation skills to increase his chances of standing out at university and in his chosen industry.
He enjoyed his many visits to financial institutions in the city where he saw first hand how he could put into practice his deep love of mathematics. Jai will continue his studies at LSE.
“The professional skills that I’ve gained at The NCS are as important as the academic scheme of work. They’ll put me in the right environment when I compete against very like minded students.”
Samiya was a high achiever at A Level, having joined us from Sarah Bonnell. She chose to join our first cohort of students for the professional skills tutoring that we provide. She loves how we tailor enrichment to each individual’s strengths and desired destinations.
During her NCS tenure Samiya enjoyed workshops at a wide variety of corporate law firms, eventually landing a space on our international work experience with White & Case LLP. After impressing during the trip, it’s with them that she’ll be starting a training contract with as soon as she finishes her studies at LSE. “It’s really rare to find teachers and individuals who are so invested in you. They make sure that they follow up with you [to see] how you’re doing. I am truly, truly grateful for my experiences at The NCS.”
Saadia joined us from Plashet and achieved A* / A / A at A Level. Knowing she wanted to follow a career in law, Saadia enjoyed the opportunities that our Emerging Talent Programme provided. She got to spend time in chambers and corporate law firms, eventually going on the week long work experience in Abu Dhabi.
All this exposure helped Saadia decide that she wanted to become a barrister, something she’s en route to accomplishing with her studies at LSE. “I think the main thing that I’ve taken from NCS is not to let your background limit you. And always dream big, no matter where you’ve come from, no matter that your life experiences are, you can always achieve something if you put your mind to it and nothing is ever too big.”
Catherine joined The NCS from Sir John Cass Redcoat and soon found her teachers displayed nothing but love for the subjects that they teach. She found it infectious and soon developed her own passion for Physics.
Encouraged by NCS staff, she gained the confidence to apply to Ivy League universities – something she admits wasn’t something she thought was possible two years ago. Our Elite University Preparation Programme gave her the knowledge to sit the American SAT exams and the skills to have an accomplished interview as part of her application.
She will be continuing to study the sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) In America.
“The NCS encourages us all to shoot higher than we would have done previously. It’s been a fantastic environment for me academically.”
Tafsia joined us from Sarah Bonnell and achieved A* / A* / A* / A* / A at A Level. She now studies at MIT in America where she’s looking to focus on Material Science and Engineering.
The NCS provided Tafsia with all the support she needed to achieve her goal of attending an Ivy League university. Her message of positivity and not being afraid to compete to get the best for yourself reverberates around the walls of our buildings, leaving many students now looking to emulate her successes. “The NCS gave me everything I wanted in a college experience. It helped me through my A Levels so much. The teachers are amazing. I miss it! But yes, I would absolutely 100% recommend it.”
Earlier this year we were visited by the team from the Good Schools Guide, the notable publication that’s written by educational experts, for parents.
Below are a few quotes from their report on the work we’re doing to raise student ambitions and affect social mobility in our community.