The MPW Method

MPW’s reputation is based on its student-centred, hands-on and exam-focused programmes, its broad and highly flexible curriculum, low class sizes, strong pastoral support and renowned university placement assistance.   Each college within the MPW Group employs a common methodology that underpins our approach to teaching and learning:

  • There is an absolute maximum class size of eight in any one class
     
  • Tutors are highly qualified to first or doctoral level and many are A level or GCSE examiners for the subjects that they teach
     
  • MPW produces its own printed course materials for all major subjects
     
  • There is a broad range of over 40 subjects from which to choose.  These may be studied over durations ranging from one term to two years in any combination to suit the individual student
     
  • All courses are underpinned by a strong exam practice component from the outset.  There are monthly revision tests taken in all subjects at every level.  And, in the final year during which examinations are sat, there are additional weekly timed assignments - all taken under supervised exam conditions
     
  • At MPW there is an unusually detailed progress reporting to parents.  Test and homework results are available throughout a student’s course on the parent intranet, and as well as regular parent evenings there are detailed written reports on each subject five times per year
     
  • Central to MPW’s methodology is respect for students as young adults.  We insist on strict punctuality in the attendance of lessons and the submission of assignments but are otherwise free of many of the traditional school rules which teenagers often find restrictive. Tutors and students are on first name terms and we aspire to create an enjoyable, socially relaxed atmosphere in which students enjoy coming to college and working hard.