Around 230,000 young adults will take time out this year. James Barton, Director of Recruitment at MPW London, explores the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
MPW has introduced a new Counselling Service this Spring Term. Our new College Counsellor is Jemima Marriott. Click here to read her summary of the service.
As well as teaching A2 Geology at MPW, our tutor Martin Suttle is working towards a PhD in planetary science at Imperial College London. Martin was recently given the fantastic opportunity to use specialist facilities at a lab in Germany to analyse his data.
In mid-October, we reported that AQA (the only exam board to offer Art History) would not be reforming the qualification, effectively meaning that by 2018 it would be extinct. Following a passionate campaign by outraged members of the art world, the government reneged on its decision and confirmed that it will remain available to students.
On Tuesday November 29th 2016, GCSE Science students spent the day exploring astronomy at Keele Univeristy. Students experienced a planetarium and an observatory as well as take a tour around the historic campus.
A huge well done to our Year 11 group who raised £151.28 for Children in Need. Earlier this year the group were set the task of generating ideas
The first leg of the annual MPW Birmingham vs MPW Cambridge fixture was once again played in great spirits with the final outcome being much closer than last year.
This year the GCSE cohort along with Lisa Foster, Joel Rickard and Chris Young experienced a two day residential visit to London.
AQA, the only exam board in the UK to offer History of Art A level, announced in October 2016 that they would not be reforming the qualification. In effect this meant that by 2018, when the full phase of the reform is complete, students would no longer have the option to study Art History before undergraduate level.
James Barton, Director of Admissions at MPW London gives some advice on writing a memorable personal statement using the five-paragraph principle.
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