Top-flight college student returns to Highbridge School to mentor his students


A top-flight university medical student is due to return to mentor current students at her former sixth-grade school in Highbridge.

The exceptional Sophie Fenegan, pictured left, is thriving as a medical student at the University of Exeter.

She studies the brain and does community internships in a brain injury center and a psychiatric unit, as well as an internship with a general practitioner.

Now she is about to return to sixth grade at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, where she earned A grades in biology, chemistry and geography.

She will mentor current students at King Alfred School Academy who are also inspired to enter the field of medicine as they prepare for university applications.

Sixth grade principal Jonathan Gaskell said, “Sophie thrives in her medical studies and enjoys college life.”

“We are delighted that she can help our current students prepare for their careers in the same field. “

Sophie was a key member of the King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form MedSoc and the Human Evolution Society, where students learn medical anatomy and prepare to apply competitively to leading medical schools across the UK.

Although medicine is the most competitive course in the UK, King Alfred School Academy has a strong tradition of preparing students for medical school.

Sophie was mentored by another former A-level student, Yanika Johnson, who is among the top young doctors based at the University of Southampton.

TKASA students also head to other universities including Cambridge and Oxford, Cardiff, St Andrews, Queen’s in Belfast, King’s College in London, Durham, Sheffield, University College London, London School of Economics, Edinburgh, Newcastle , Lancaster, Exeter, Bristol and Loughborough.

Anyone wishing to study A levels in a high performing sixth form is encouraged to visit or contact Mr. Gaskell at:


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