Prize Giving 2014

Birmingham P7

Prize giving is an opportunity for the MPW community to celebrate student achievements from the previous academic year. This year’s prize giving was led by Dr Roger Charlton who is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Nottingham as well as being an active clinician as a GP in Hampton-in-Arden.

Dr Charlton is an active cricketer and his love for the game came over as he shared entertaining anecdotes from his exploits as a bowler and also from watching cricket at all levels.

Sometimes the difference between success and failure Dr Charlton argued was marginal. Umpiring decisions can go against you, bad weather can be a hindrance or a blessing and sometimes the wicket has not been prepared for your best advantage.

None the less there is so much we can do to increase our chances of success on the cricket pitch in much the same way as we can in life. In cricket this means going into the nets more and in life this means planning projects better.

Finally, Dr Charlton reminded students that they are not alone. As a bowler when things were not going his way he sometimes felt a sense of isolation until his skipper reminded him that he was working in partnership with the rest of the team to try and get and the batsman out.

Kanghua Cui (Kevin) won the MPW prize for outstanding academic achievement. Kevin joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, achieving grades A*A*A*A*. He won a place to read Economics at the University of Hong Kong.

Zach Johnson won the Principal’s award. Zach joined MPW from Halesowen College where he had just taken AS levels in Biology, Mathematics, PE and Physics, gaining grades ECUD. At MPW he restarted a two-year course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and gained grades AAB in Biology, Mathematics and Physics, winning a place to read Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Leeds. During his time at MPW Zach made many contributions to college life, particularly as captain of the college football team.

David Scott won the MPW prize for the best performance by a one-year A level student and also won the Nikul Patel memorial prize for Mathematics. David joined MPW having previously completed the International Baccalaureate at King Edward’s School. He took our one-year A level courses in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, achieving grades A*AA and winning a place to read Mechanical Engineering with French at the University of Sheffield.

Inderpal Bassan won the MPW prize for the best improvement by an A level Science student. Inderpal joined MPW from Handsworth Grammar School where he had just taken AS levels in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics, gaining grades UUUU. At MPW he restarted a two-year course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and gained grades A*BB in A level Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, winning a place to read Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham.

Deacon Lee won the MPW prize for the best improvement prize by an A level Humanities student.  Deacon joined MPW from Old Swinford Hospital School where he took AS levels in Economics, ICT and Mathematics, gaining grades UEE. At MPW he restarted a two-year A level course in a new combination of subjects and gained grades ABB in A level History, Mathematics and Economics, winning a place at the University of Cardiff to read Economics and Finance.

Linh Khanh Tran won the MPW prize for the best performance by a two-year A level student. Linh joined MPW from Vietnam for our two year A level course in Economics, History, Mathematics and Politics, achieving grades A*A*A*A. She won a place to read Economics at University College London.

Ummal-Baneen Raza won the MPW prize for the best performance by a first-year A level student. Ummal-Baneen joined MPW from Wolverhampton Girls’ High School and at the end of her first year obtained grades AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Farah Elnaqa won the MPW Dentistry Award. Farah joined MPW from King Edward VI College where she took AS levels in Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and Psychology gaining grades DDDE. At MPW she restarted a two-year course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology and gained grades A*AA in Psychology, Chemistry and Biology, winning a place to study Dentistry at the University of Plymouth.

Herkiran Kalsi, Marya Sultan and Sarah Habib shared the MPW Medical award. Herkiran joined MPW as a lower-sixth transfer from King Henry VIII School having previously obtained grades ABBC in AS Mathematics, Chemistry, Geography and Biology. At MPW she gained grades AAA in A level Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, winning a place to read Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Marya joined MPW as a lower-sixth transfer from King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls having previously obtained grades ABCD in AS Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry and Religious Studies. At MPW she gained grades AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, winning a place to read Medicine at the University of Manchester. Sarah joined MPW as a lower-sixth transfer from King Edwards VI Camp Hill School for Girls having previously obtained grades BBBC in AS Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Geography. At MPW she obtained grades AAB in Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, winning a place to read Medicine at the Hull York Medical School.

Nuryia Ismail won the MPW Art award. Nuryia joined MPW from Edgbaston High School for Girls where she had just taken AS levels in Textiles, Chemistry, Biology and Psychology gaining grades BEUU. At MPW Nuryia restarted a two-year course in a new combination of subjects and gained ABB in A level Art, Photography and Religious Studies, winning a place to study Art at the University of Arts, London.

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