MPW London: Latest News

High-Profile Campaign Saves Art History

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.

Why A level is recommended instead of IB and Pre-U

Sixth formers wishing to pursue an “academic”, or non-vocational route can generally choose between A levels, IB and Pre-U – or a combination, depending on their school or college’s pathway. So how do students pick a route that will enhance progression? John Southworth, Principal at MPW London shares his views on why A levels is the recommended option following the recent reforms and how it will benefit students for their future.

A level Art History does not make the cut in the new reform

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.

Writing a personal statement | The five-paragraph principle

James Barton, Director of Admissions at MPW London gives some advice on writing a memorable personal statement using the five-paragraph principle.

How to write a Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement is often your only way to ‘sell yourself’ to a university so it is very important that you take the time to make it the best that it possibly can be. This article contains advice and tips to help you write a winning university application.

Why are women 75% more likely to go to university than men?

The BBC recently published an article claiming “a baby girl born in 2016 would be 75% more likely to go to university than a boy, if current trends continue”. These figures are indeed alarming – but are they accurate?

Was the recent C1 paper too hard?

There have been many reports in the national press regarding the difficulty of the A level Edexcel Mathematics C1 paper, which thousands of year 12 students sat yesterday. Was it too hard or was the paper in line with expectations?

MPW's champions do it again!

The second CIFE football tournament was again held at England’s national training facility at St George’s during the Easter break. It is the highlight of the MPW football calendar.

7 Tips for Revision Success

Here are our seven top tips to help you revise.

Cambridge University Admissions Introduce Entrance Tests

Cambridge University have recently announced that they will be introducing new entrance tests for 2017 applicants. Read about the tests, and MPW’s comment on them here.

Media Coverage

Retakes: Cram in an extra exam or two

Source: The Sunday Times    21st August 2016

Easter Revision Courses for Surrey and London

Source: Essential Surrey    28th January 2016

From D to delight

Source: The Sunday Times     16th August 2015

Time for a new vision of revision?

Source: The Telegraph      24th January 2015

It pays to be top of the swots

Source: The Sunday Times      9th March 2014

Kick start the revision process: Easter A-level courses aren't just for pupils with poor grades

Source: Independent      7th March 2012

Could Easter revision courses give A-level results a boost?

Source: Independent      22nd October 2011

Top 10 ways to revise this Easter

Source: Independent      10th March 2009