MPW London: Latest News

Dinosaur or Phoenix? Is the gap year becoming extinct or rising from the ashes?

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.

Introducing our new College Counsellor

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.

MPW tutor wins exciting research opportunity!

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.

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.

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.

Media Coverage

Making The Grade

Source: School Report     Spring Term 2017

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