2016 Prize Giving

London P15

One of the high points of the college year is the opportunity afforded by the prize giving to recognise the achievements of last year’s outstanding students. This year’s event was particularly impressive as the standard was so high that seven out of the 31 prize winners were also awarded with CIFE (Council for Independent Education) prizes for which there are only 20 nationwide.

This year’s guest of honour was Lord Lexden, educationalist and politician who is the official historian of the Conservative Party and President of the Independent Schools Association. In a short and witty speech, he commented upon the importance of education and how he was deeply impressed by the range of individuals that he had accounted at MPW. He stressed the importance of celebrating both the success of students and of celebrating the importance of the teaching body whose time and effort had contributed to the success of their pupils.

John Cameron

 

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

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