Transfers at the end of Year 12

At MPW, we offer:

  • Exceptional grade enhancement for mid-course transfer students
  • Well-established expertise in facilitating a smooth transition
  • Flexible, board-specific course options, including the opportunity to change subject choices

The governmental reform is changing the landscape of sixth form education and many students will no longer be able to use AS level performance as a marker of progress during their A levels. We know that some students feel uncertain at the end of year 12 following the academic leap from GCSE and that top-class university ambitions can suddenly seem a bit harder to fulfil. Without AS levels it is easier to bury your head in the sand and ignore these feelings, or even to not really notice them, but of course this will not pay off long-term.

Although they do not hold the same gravitas as external exams, school internal exams remain important and can be a key indicator of final A level grades, as well has helping you learn some lessons about your progress. These could be about the need to revise more, to revisit a particular area of the syllabus, to improve examination technique or to keep up the good work.

If you are concerned about your progress, there is still time to consider your options. MPW are flexible in accommodating students and it is possible to enrol right up until the start of term in September. Our well-qualified tutors will go the extra mile to support transfer students and our Directors of Studies ensure that each and every student receives expert guidance in their UCAS application alongside their studies.

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Our staff are available now on the phones to give you expect advice on your transfer options. Select from one of our three study centres below.

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Advice Article

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James – From CC (previous school) to A*A*
Mathematics & Chemistry

The teaching is really good at MPW – in all of my previous schooling I have only had one teacher of the same quality as the three who taught me in my year at MPW. They were great at explaining everything clearly and the exam preparation was brilliant too.”

Puja – From BC (previous school) to A*A* 
Biology & Chemistry

“It's not easy when things don't go as planned the first time and trying again is even harder. I came to MPW in search of that second chance. I wanted support and guidance and I found that MPW offered me this all year long. From the very first day at the college I felt motivated by the charisma and positive attitude of the tutors who were always there to offer a helping hand.”

John – From BD (previous school) to AB
History & English Literature

“My experience at MPW has been essential in reaching my full academic potential. MPW has given me the confidence I previously lacked. The weekly assessments in all my subjects allowed me to identify my weaknesses and make the necessary improvements. I have been supported in every aspect of college life and have wholeheartedly enjoyed the challenges I have been set.”

Lucy – From BBB (previous school) to AAA
Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics

“I felt MPW was the best choice for me to be able to try and accomplish the grades which I thought I was capable of. The weekly timed assessments really helped focus my revision and improve my revision techniques for the summer exams. It has been an incredibly busy year, but it definitely feels like all the hard work has paid off, having managed to secure an offer from Liverpool to study Medicine!” 

Conrad – From BBC (previous school) to AAB
Geography, Mathematics & English Literature

Missing out on university last year made me realise how much I really wanted it. I came to MPW motivated and ready to work harder than before. I enjoyed the informal school atmosphere and I had a very good relationship with my personal tutor who gave me great advice throughout the year. My whole MPW experience has been awesome ─ it has set me up for my future and I have made some great friends.”