High Achievers

Our aim at MPW is to support all of our students so they can achieve their best.  At MPW Birmingham there is no glass ceiling and we aim to ensure that students can reach out beyond the limits of their prior attainment.

Students can be expected to be stretched and challenged in individual subject specialisms and their talents nurtured.

We offer special dental, medical and Oxbridge preparation and have a strong track record in helping students gain entry on to competitive courses.

Those students who join us with special talents and are considered gifted and talented will be given every opportunity to stretch their intellectual, artistic, technical and social abilities.

Those who have talents in sport, music or public speaking can be involved in our extracurricular programme, details of which are discussed at interview.

Prize Winners: 2015

Sameer Sultan won the MPW prize for outstanding academic achievement. Sameer transferred to MPW after his first year in the sixth form at King Edward VI School Camp Hill for Boys, where he had gained AS level grades BBCC in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Geography.  At MPW he continued on to A2 in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, obtaining grades A*A*A and winning a place to read Medicine at the University of Bristol.

Mohammed Ismail and Xuanqing (Sunny) Zhu shared the MPW prize for the best performance by a two-year A level student.  Mohammed joined MPW from Shireland Collegiate Academy and studied our two-year A level programme in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.  He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Pharmacy at Aston University.  Sunny joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics.  She achieved grades A*A*A* and won a place to read Mathematics, Optimisation and Statistics at Imperial College, London.

Alex Moran won the Principal’s award for outstanding contribution to college life. He joined MPW after his first year in the sixth form at The King’s School, Worcester, where he had achieved AS level grades BCEE in PE, English, French and Biology.  At MPW he restarted a two-year A level programme in Economics, English Literature and Law, gaining grades AAA. He won a place to read Law at the University of Birmingham. During his time at MPW Alex acted as a student ambassador and led the college running club.

Ali Shakarchy won the MPW prize for best improvement. Ali joined MPW after his first year in the sixth form of Handsworth Grammar School, where he had obtained AS level grades DEUU in Mathematics, Business Studies, Chemistry and Biology. At MPW he restarted a two-year A level programme in Business Studies, Chemistry and Biology, gaining grades AAA.  He won a place to read Information Technology Management for Business (Strategy and Economics) at the University of Manchester.  Ali also won the Conference for Independent Education national award for Value Added.

Jonathon (Jonty) Newbould won the MPW prize for the best retake student. He joined MPW from Shrewsbury School, where he had achieved A level grades CCC in Classical Civilisation, Economics and Spanish.  At MPW Jonty studied one-year A levels in Spanish, Business Studies and Classical Civilisation, achieving grades AAB and winning a place to read Spanish and Management at King’s College London.

Puja Jalota (PJ) and Suraj Bath shared the MPW Dentistry award. PJ joined MPW from King Edward VI High School for Girls, where she had obtained grades ABC in A level Economics, Biology and Chemistry.  At MPW she retook Biology and Chemistry on one-year courses, achieving grades A*A and winning a place to read Dentistry at Cardiff University. Suraj joined MPW after his first year in the sixth form of Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, where he had obtained AS level grades ACDD in Geography, Biology, Chemistry and Psychology.  He completed his A level course in one year at MPW, achieving grades AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Geography and won a place to read Dentistry at the University of Bristol.

Alesha Ghani won the MPW prize for Humanities.  She joined MPW from Solihull School for our two-year A level programme in Classical Civilisation, English Literature and Government and Politics.  She achieved grades AAA and won a place to read Law at the University of Warwick.

Arjan Nagra won the MPW Medical award. Previously, he had attended King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys, where he had gained grades ABB in A level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.  At MPW he took short retake courses in Biology and Mathematics, achieving grades A*A and winning a place to read Medicine at King’s College, London.

Neekita Joshi won the Nikul Patel memorial price for Mathematics. Neekita joined MPW after completing the first year of the sixth form at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, where she had obtained AS level grades  BCCD in Mathematics, Biology, History and Chemistry.  At MPW she completed her A levels in one year, achieving grades A*BB in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry and winning a place to read Optometry at the University of Manchester.

Fiona Cullen won the MPW GCSE prize.  She joined MPW from King Edward VI High School for Girls to complete the final year of her GCSE programme, achieving grades A*A*AAA.  She has continued on to our sixth form to take our two-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Spanish.

Kyra Bowman won the Riya Dandekar memorial award for public speaking.  Krya joined MPW from Frankfurt International School after completing the first year of the IB. At MPW she took a one-year A level course in Economics, History and English Literature, gaining grades AAB and winning a place to read History and Politics at the University of Exeter.

Prize Winners: 2014

Outstanding Achievement Award

NGOC THAO LINH LE (LINH) won the MPW prize for outstanding academic achievement.  Linh joined MPW from Vietnam for our two – year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics, achieving grades A*A*AA.  She has won a place to read Accounting and Finance at the University of Warwixck.

Principal’s Award

SWEENA PATEL won the Principal’s Award.  Sweena joined MPW from Cadbury Sixth Form College where she had just taken AS levels in Psychology, Health and Social Care, Spanish and Biology, gaining grades DDDU.  At MPW she restarted a two-year course in a new combination of subjects and gained grades AAA in A level Business Studies, Chemistry and Psychology, winning a place to read Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

Best Performance by a One-Year A Level Student

NATHAN TOMLINSON won the MPW prize for the best performance by a one-year A level student.  Nathan joined MPW as a lower-sixth transfer from King Edward’s School having previously studied the first year of the International Baccalaureate.  He took our one-year A level course in Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry, achieving grades A*A*A*A and winning a place to read Physics at Imperial College, London.

Best Improvement by an A Level Student

CHARLES NEWBOULD won the MPW prize for the best improvement by an A level student.  Charles joined MPW from Shrewsbury School having obtained grades BCD in A level Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology.  At MPW he took our one-year A level course in Biology together with short A level retake courses in Mathematics and Chemistry.  He achieved grades AAB and won a place to read Environmental Science at the University of Nottingham. 

Best Performance by a Two-Year A Level Student

RUPINDER KHOKHAR won both the MPW prize for the best performance by a two-year A level student and the MPW Art prize.  Rupinder joined MPW from Handsworth Grammar School to study A levels in Fine Art, Biology and Chemistry.  He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Pharmacy at Aston University. 

Best Performance by an AS Level Student (shared award)

DAANISH REHMAN, KHAN LINH TRAN (LINH) and KANGHUA CUI (KEVIN) shared the MPW prize for the best performance by a first year A level student.  Daanish joined MPW from Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School and at the end of his first year obtained grades AAAA in AS level Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry and Mathematics.  Linh joined MPW having previously studied in Vietnam.  At the end of her first year she obtained grades AAAA in AS level Government and Politics, Economics, History and Mathematics, achieving 100% in each exam.  Kevin joined MPW having previously studied in China.  At the end of his first year he obtained grades AAAA in AS level Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. 

Nikul Patel Memorial Prize for Maths

ROSIE WALLBANK won the Nikul Patel memorial prize for Mathematics.  Rosie joined MPW from Wilnecote High School, where she had obtained grades ABC in A level History, Biology and Mathematics.  At MPW she took one-year A level courses in Biology and Mathematics, achieving grades A*A and winning a place to read Law at the London School of Economics.

Dentistry Award (joint award)

HIRAL SAPA and KIAN DHINSA shared the MPW Dentistry Award.  Hiral joined MPW from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls where she had achieved A level grades AA in Biology and Geography.  At MPW she took an intensive short retake course in Chemistry, obtaining grade A and winning a place to read Dentistry at the University of Sheffield.  Kian joined MPW from King Edward’s School to take a short A level course in Chemistry.  He too achieved grade A in Chemistry and won a place to read Dentistry at King’s College London.