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: 2016

Keijing Kui won The Principal’s Award for overall contribution to college life. Keijing joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Economics, Geography, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. She achieved grades A*A*A*B and won a place to read Mathematics with Economics at University College, London.

Ming Yan Lee won The MPW Outstanding Achievement Prize. Ming Yan joined MPW from Hong Kong for our one-year A level course in Chemistry, English Literature and History of Art. She achieved grades A*A*A and won a place to read English at University College, London. Ming Yan was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for humanities.

Katrina Freimane and Monika Patel shared The John McSkimming Medical Sciences Prize:

Katrina joined MPW from Latvia for our two-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She achieved grades A*A*A and won a place to read Medicine at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Monika joined MPW from Nonsuch High School for Girls for our one-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She achieved grades AAA and won a place to read Medicine at the University of Exeter.

Lily Rabson won The Denise Callaghan prize for the best overall performance in A level arts subjects. Lily joined MPW from Surbiton High School for our two-year A level course in Geography, History of Art and Photography. She achieved grades A*A*A and won a place to read Geography at the University of Exeter. Lily was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for humanities.

Adeline Wiroyo and Xiaorui Zhang shared The Winifred Durnford Prize for the best overall performance in A level social science subjects:

Adeline joined MPW from Indonesia for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics and Sociology. She achieved grades AAA and won a place to read Management at the London School of Economics.

Xiaorui joined MPW from Kazakhstan for our two-year A level course in Business Studies, Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. She achieved grades A*A*A*A and won a place to read Natural Sciences at Durham University. Xiaorui was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for Economics.

Cressida Scott won The Huw Thomas Prize for the best overall performance in A level humanities subjects. Cressida joined MPW from Notting Hill and Ealing High School for our one-year GCSE course. She went on to take a two-year A level course in English Literature, History and Religious Studies. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place read Classical Studies at the University of Exeter.

Nicola Bowman and Max Butler shared The Martin Dyson Prize for the best performance in A level science subjects:

Nicola joined MPW from Immanuel College for our one-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. She achieved grades A*A*A and is applying to read Medicine at university.

Max joined MPW after studying for a degree in Architecture at University College, London to take our one-year A level course in Biology and Chemistry. He achieved grades A*A and won a place to read Medicine at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge.

Sophie Geikie-Cobb won The Sylvia Trott Prize for the best performance in A level languages. Sophie joined MPW from St Mary’s School for our two-year A level course in English Literature, French and Latin. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read English at the University of St Andrews. Sophie was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for languages.

Hector Crean and Michael Zotov shared The MPW Prize for Mathematics:

Hector joined MPW from St Paul’s School for our one-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Philosophy and Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh.

Michael joined MPW from Russia for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades A*A*A*A and won a place to read Mathematics at the University of Warwick.

Parissa Irani-Kermani and Connor O’Shea shared The MPW Prize for the best performance by an A level retake student: 

Parissa joined MPW from South Hampstead High School, where she had achieved grades BBD in Economics, Mathematics and Biology). She retook all three subjects on our short retake course and achieved grades A*AA. Parissa won a place to read Economics at Durham University.

Connor joined MPW from the London Oratory School, where he had achieved grades EEE in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. He retook all three subjects over two terms and achieved grades AAA. Connor won a place to read Ship Science at the University of Southampton.

Adonis Hakkim and Allegra Lindblom shared The MPW Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student:

Adonis joined MPW from Emanuel School for our two-year A level course in History, ICT and Politics. At the end of his first year he achieved the equivalent of AAA at AS level and he has now gone on to A2 study in the same three subjects.

Allegra joined MPW from Sherborne School for our one-year A level course in Religious Studies and our two-year A level course in Biology, History and Psychology. At the end of her first year she achieved grade A* in A level Religious Studies and grade A in AS level History. She has now gone on to A2 study in Biology, History and Psychology and is applying to read Psychology at university.

Evgenia Alexandrova won The Laura Freeman Prize for the best performance at GCSE. Evgenia joined MPW from the International School of London and took nine GCSE subjects over one year, achieving grades A*A*A*A*A*A*A*AA. She is now studying A levels at Godolphin and Latymer School. Evgenia was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for GCSE.

Paloma Morales won the MPW IFP Prize. Paloma joined MPW from France for our one-year university foundation programme. She achieved a distinction in all four of her modules and won a place to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the London School of Economics. Paloma was also awarded the Council for Independent Education’s national prize for performance on a university foundation course.

Tara Bage won The Martin Lailey Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth transfer student. Tara joined MPW from Hurstpierpoint College for our one-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. She achieved grades A*A*A and is applying to read Medicine at university. Tara was also awarded the Council for Independent Education college prize.

Yilin Guo won The MPW Art Prize. Yilin joined MPW from China for our two-year A level course in Art, Mathematics and Textiles. She achieved grades ABB and won a place to read Costume Design at University of the Arts London. Yilin's triptych The Stages of Existence featured on the MPW Christmas card.

Amy Wells won The Council for Independent Education (CIFE) college prize. Amy joined MPW from St Catherine’s School for our two-year A level course in Economics, Psychology and Religious Studies. She achieved grades A*A*A* and is now taking a gap year. Amy was also awarded the CIFE national prize for economics.

Robert Miller won The MPW Prize for the best performance by a one-year A level student. Robert joined MPW from Bedales School for our one-year A level course in Biology and Chemistry. He achieved grades A*A* and won a place to read Medicine at the University of Birmingham.

The following students also received Principal’s Commendations for their impressive performances and hard work:

Quang Minh Dong 
A*A*A, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London

Natasha Fisher 
AAA, Politics with International Relations, University of York

Coco Huggins
A*A*B, Geography, Durham University

George Mayo
A*AA, Biochemistry, University of Bristol

Ophelia Millar
A*AA, Medicine, Imperial College London

Katherine Orr
AAA, History, University College London

Max Taube
AAA, History, King’s College London

Charlotte Ward
A*A*A, History and Innovation, University of Bristol

Prize Winners: 2015

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

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, Politics and English. He achieved grades A*A*A, including History a year early, and won a place to read Law at King’s College, London. Harry was also awarded the Conference for Independent Education national award for Politics.

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.

JESSICA POLKEY and FLORA OLCOTT shared The John McSkimming Medical Sciences Prize. 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. Flora joined MPW after studying for a degree in Geography at the University of Oxford to take our 18-month A level course in Biology and Chemistry. She achieved grades AA and won a place to read Medicine at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

FREDDIE LYNCH and JING JING FONG shared The Denise Callaghan Prize for the best performance in A level Arts subjects. Freddie joined MPW from the Centre Academy London for our twoyear A level course in English, Politics and History. He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read History at University College, London. 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. Jing Jing was also awarded the Conference for Independent Education national award for History of Art.

ANNA LEGESSE and AIZHAN KULENOVA shared The Winifred Durnford Prize for the best overall performance in A level Social Science subjects. Anna joined MPW from CATS College, London for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics and MPW awards a number of prizes in recognition of academic achievement. Last year’s prize winners include: LONDON PROSPECTUS 2016/2017 Psychology. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Management at the London School of Economics. 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.

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 History, Religious Studies, Sociology and English. He achieved grades AAAB 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 our twoyear A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Economics and Physics. He achieved grades A*A*AA, 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 in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology. She achieved grades A*A*A 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 grades A*A*A*A*A*A*A*A. He then 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 Durham University. 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.

MICHAEL ZOTOV won The MPW Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Michael joined MPW from Israel for our two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. At the end of his first year he achieved 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, 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. He continued on to the sixth form at MPW to study 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. Nadine was also awarded the Conference for Independent Education national award for Outstanding Performance on a university Foundation course.

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 a Foundation programme at 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.

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.

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 Government and Politics, English and History. She achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read English at the University of Leeds.

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 and won a place to read Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Southampton.

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.

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

HARRY STEBBINGS won The MPW Prize 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.

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 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, Physics and Further Mathematics and is applying to read Physics at university.

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.