High Achievers

Our aim at MPW is to support all students to achieve their best. In addition, those students with special talents and those who are considered gifted and talented receive special support. Students can expect to be stretched and challenged in individual subject specialisms where they have real gifts. Each department offers a programme of activities and visits which have as their aim to widen the experience in a particular subject and to open up new worlds of understanding beyond the confines of the A level or GCSE specifications.

Those who have talents in sport, music or drama can be involved in the wide-ranging extra curricular programme, details of which are discussed at interview.

We also offer specialist Oxbridge preparation and subject entry test preparation for high achievers in individual subjects. Historically, more than one in three of the college's Oxbridge applications have been successful in being offered a place.

Students are very well educated, in accordance with the aims of the college. They show high levels of knowledge and understanding across a broad and dynamic curriculum, and demonstrate skills at the highest level in both their academic and extra-curricular activities.
ISI Inspection Report 2013, section 3.2

Prize Winners: 2015

MPW awards a number of prizes in recognition of academic achievement. Last year’s prize winners include:

Timur Kuzhagaliyev won The MPW Outstanding Achievement Prize. Timur joined MPW from Queen Ethelburga’s College for our two-year A level course in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades A*A*A*A*, including Mathematics a year early, and won a place to read Computer Science at University College, London.

Harry Stebbings won The Principal's Award for overall contribution to college life. Harry joined MPW from Felsted School for our two-year A level course in English, History and Politics. He achieved grades AA*A*, including History a year early, and won a place to read Law at King’s College, London.

Flora Olcott and Jessica Polkey shared The John McSkimming Medical Sciences Prize:

Flora joined MPW having graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Geography. She took A levels from scratch over eighteen months. Flora achieved grades AA and won a place to read Medicine at Wolfson College, Cambridge.
Jessica joined MPW from Alleyn’s School for our one-year A level course in Biology and Chemistry. She achieved grades A*A* and won a place to read Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Jing Jing Fong and Freddie Lynch shared The Denise Callaghan Prize for the best performance in A level Arts subjects:

Jing Jing joined MPW from Malaysia for our two-year A level course in English, History of Art and Mathematics. She achieved grades A*A*A and won a place to read History of Art at University College, London.
Freddie joined MPW from the Centre Academy London for our two-year A level course in English, Politics and History. He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read History at University College, London. 

Aizhan Kulenova and Anna Legesse shared The Winifred Durnford Prize for the best overall performance in A level Social Science subjects:

Aizhan joined MPW from Kazakhstan for our two-year A level course in Geography, Mathematics and Psychology. She achieved grades AAA and won a place to read Psychology at University College, London.
Anna joined MPW from CATS College, London for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics and Psychology. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Management at the London School of Economics.

Christopher Sharp won The Huw Thomas Humanities Prize for the best overall performance in A level Humanities subjects. Christopher joined MPW from Emanuel School for our one-year GCSE course. He went on to take a two-year A level course in English Literature, History, Religious Studies and Sociology. He achieved grades BAAA and won a place read English and History at the University of Exeter. 

Edward Kerr-Dineen and Nur A'tikah Binte Yahya shared The Martin Dyson Prize for the best performance in A level Science subjects:

Edward joined MPW from Wellington College for a two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades AA*A*A, including Mathematics a year early, and won a place to read Astrophysics at University College, London.
Nur A'tikah joined MPW from Singapore for our one-year A level course. She achieved grades AA*A* in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is currently on a gap year and is applying to read Medicine at university. 

Tatiana Freeman won The Sylvia Trott Prize for Languages. Tatiana joined MPW from the Harrodian School for our two-year A level course in French, History and Spanish. She achieved grades AAA and won a place to read French and History at the University of Warwick. 

John Jayne won The MPW Prize for Mathematics. John joined MPW from Dulwich College for our one-year GCSE course, achieving A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A. He went on to take our two-year A level course in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades A*A*A*A, including Mathematics a year early, and won a place to read Mathematics at the University of Chicago. 

Venetia Lee and William Hyslop shared The MPW Prize for the best performance by an A level retake student:

Venetia joined MPW from Fortismere School, where she had achieved grades BCC in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. She retook all three subjects over a year and achieved grades A*AA. Venetia won a place to read General Engineering at the University of Durham.
William joined MPW from Radley College, where he had achieved grades BBBB in Economics, History, Mathematics and Politics. He retook all four subjects over two terms and achieved grades AAAA. William won a place to read History and Politics at the University of Exeter. 

Freddy Champion won The CIFE College Prize. Freddie joined MPW from Richmond Park Academy for our 18-month A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. He achieved grades ABA and won a place to read Medicine at the University of Liverpool. 

Michael Zotov won The MPW Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Michael joined MPW from Russia and achieved grade A* in A level Mathematics and AA in AS level Economics and Physics. He has now gone on to A2 study in Economics, Further Mathematics and Physics and is applying to read Mathematics at university. 

Oliver Steele won The Laura Freeman Prize for the best performance at GCSE. Oliver joined MPW from King’s College School, Wimbledon and took eight GCSE subjects over one year, achieving grades A*A*A*AAAAA. Oliver is currently in his lower-sixth year with us studying English Literature, French, German and History. 

Nadine Tangie won the MPW IFP Prize. Nadine joined MPW from Malaysia for our one-year university foundation programme. She achieved a Distinction and won a place to read Economics and Politics at SOAS. Nadine was awarded a commendation by the London School of Economics for gaining the highest mark in the 2015 International Relations examination. 

Prize Winners: 2014

MPW awards a number of prizes in recognition of academic achievement. Last year’s prize winners include:

Qingyan Zhang won The MPW Outstanding Achievement Award. Qingyan joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Economics. She achieved grades A*A*A*A, including Mathematics a year early, and maximum marks in six Mathematics units and two Physics units. Qingyan won a place to read Economics at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Tuan Troung Van Nguyen won The Principal’s Award for overall contribution to college life. Van joined MPW from Churchlands School for our 18-month A level course in Economics, History of Art, Mathematics and Philosophy. She achieved grades A*A*AA and won a place to read Management at the London School of Economics.

Imogen Dodd and Isabella Martinez-Sistac Orozco shared The Huw Thomas Prize for the best overall performance in A level Humanities subjects.

Imogen joined MPW from Lady Margaret School for our two-year A level course in History, Law and Religious Studies. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Law at Queen Mary, University of London.

Isabella joined MPW from University College London for our one-year A level course. She achieved grades A*A*A* in English, History and Religious Studies and a grade A in AS level French, including maximum marks in six units. Isabella won a place to read Law at the London School of Economics.

Katherine Sloane won The Winifred Durnford Prize for the best overall performance in A level Social Science subjects. Katherine joined MPW from Aylesbury School to complete the second year of her A level course in English, History and Politics. She achieved grades AAA* and won a place to read English at the University of Leeds.

Adam Lebby and Arthur Redhead shared The John McSkimming Medical Sciences Prize:

Adam joined MPW from John Hampden Grammar School for our two-year A level course. He achieved grades A*AA in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and a grade B in AS level English. Adam won place to read Medicine at St George’s, University of London.

Arthur joined MPW from St Benedict’s to complete the second year of his A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. He achieved grades AAA and won a place to read Medicine at Plymouth University.

Eleanor Brunton and Olivia Hammond shared The Denise Callahan Prize for the best performance in A level Arts subjects:

Eleanor joined MPW from Walthamstow Hall School for our two-year A level course. She achieved grades A*A*B in Psychology, Sociology and Photography and won a place to read Psychology at the University of Manchester.

Olivia joined MPW from Wellington College for our two-year A level course. She achieved grades A*AA in Religious Studies, Economics and History and won a place to read Philosophy at the University of Bristol.

Calum Wilmot won The Sylvia Trott Prize for Languages. Calum joined MPW from Hampton School for our two-year A level course in French, Spanish and History. He achieved grades AAB History and won a place to read Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Southampton.

Hai Doan Bui and Yeqin Chen shared The MPW Mathematics Prize:

Hai joined MPW from Vietnam for our two-year A level course. He achieved grades A*A*A*B in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and French and also a merit in the Advanced Extension Award for Mathematics. Hai won a place to read Economics at University College London.

Yeqin joined MPW from CATS College Cambridge for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. She achieved grades A*A*A*A and won a place to read Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.

Amin Karamlou and Jie Zhang shared The Martin Dyson Prize for the best performance in A level Science subjects:

Amin joined MPW from Iran for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades AA*AA* and won a place to read Computing at Imperial College, London.

Jie joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. She achieved grades A*AA*A and won a place to read Chemistry at University College London.

Alice Carter-Pegg won The MPW Prize for the best performance by an A level retake student. Alice joined MPW from Woldingham School, where she had achieved grades BDD in Economics, Mathematics and Physics. She took our intensive, short retake courses in all three A level subjects and achieved grades A*AA. Alice won a place to read Accounting and Finance at the University of East Anglia.

Henry Houghton and Edward Kerr-Dineen shared The MPW Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student:

Henry joined MPW from Eton College, achieving grades AAA in AS level Economics, Latin and Mathematics. He has now gone on to A2 study in these subjects alongside AS level Greek and is applying to read Economics at university.

Edward joined MPW from Wellington College, achieving grade A* in A level Mathematics and grades AA in AS level Economics and Physics. He has now gone on to A2 study in Economics and Physics alongside A level Further Mathematics and is applying to read Physics at university.

Harry Stebbings won The MPW Prize for the best performance by a lower sixth transfer student. Harry joined MPW from Felsted School and achieved a grade A* in A level History and grades AAC in AS level English, Politics and Economics. He has now gone on to A2 study in English Literature and Politics.

Mathilda Wood won The Laura Freeman Prize for the best performance at GCSE. Mathilda joined MPW from Sunrise Academy and took nine subjects over one year, achieving grades A*A*A*A*A*A*AAA. She is currently in her lower-sixth year at Harris Academy Westminster.