2012 Prize Giving
Each year during the month of December, MPW Birmingham holds its annual prize giving ceremony at the college. This year, we were once again looking forward to celebrating the outstanding success of our students and formally congratulating them on the hard work and dedication they had put into achieve the results they had. It was a real pleasure to see some of our former students with their families and to catch up on the progress they were making in their undergraduate courses. Everyone we spoke to seemed to be thriving at university and really enjoying the challenges that it brought.
Our evening started with a speech from the Principal, Mark Shingleton, who took the opportunity to congratulate each prize winner and remark on their achievements and also further motivate and encourage the students in their respective areas of study.
The prize winners were then presented by our guest speaker, Dr Ryan Prince, before he offered his remarks and congratulated the prize winners.
The prizes awarded to each student were as follows:
The Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to Thi Hong Phuong Nguyen (Sophia)
Sophia joined MPW in January 2011 to start AS level courses in Accounting, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics having previously studied in Vietnam. She continued with her studies at MPW Birmingham in the academic year 2011-2012 continuing to A2 level studies in Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics achieving grades A*A*A*A* in summer 2012. She also took AEA in Mathematics achieving a Distinction. Sophia is now at Warwick University reading Economics.
The Principal’s Award was presented to Roxanne Sweeney
Roxanne transferred to MPW in September 2011 to take the second year of her A levels in Economics, History and Mathematics after first completing her AS levels at Rugby School. In the summer of 2012 she achieved grades A*AA respectively and is now currently completing her gap year in South America. Roxanne commences her Economics course At Bath University in September.
The Dentistry Award was presented to Gurpreet Kainth
Gurpreet joined MPW from King Edward’s School in Birmingham in September 2011. Taking short intensive A level courses he was awarded grades AAA in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in June 2012. He is now studying Dentistry at King’s College London.
The Best Performance by a One-Year A level Student Award was presented to Andrew Schofield
Andrew joined MPW in September 2011from Shrewsbury School. Having previously achieved grades CCC in Biology, Chemistry and Physics Andrew completed a short A level retake course in Physics and one-year A level courses in Biology and Chemistry achieving grades Biology A, Chemistry A, and Physics B in his examinations in the summer of 2012. He is now studying Human Biosciences at Exeter University.
The Best Performance by a Two-Year A level Student Award was presented to Huong Linh Hoang (Linh) and Thu Trang Nghiem (Trang)
Linh joined MPW in January 2011 to start AS level courses in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Media Studies, previously studying in Vietnam. Having gained top grades in her AS level examinations in June 2011 she continued to A2 level studies in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics achieving grades A*AA* respectively in the summer of 2012, also achieving a grade B in AS level Media Studies. She is now studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Birmingham.
Trang joined MPW in January 2011 to take AS level courses in Accounting, Economics, Mathematics and Media Studies having previously studied in Vietnam. Achieving top grades in her AS level studies she continued at MPW Birmingham taking A2 level courses in Accounting, Economics and Mathematics. In the summer of 2012 she was awarded grades A*AA* respectively and is now studying Accounting and Finance at the University of Birmingham.
The Best Performance by an AS Student Award was presented to Joshveer Sanghera
Joshveer joined MPW Birmingham in September 2011 to take two-year A level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics having previously studied at Wolverhampton Grammar School. In the summer of 2012 he achieved grades AAAA. He has now started his final year and is taking A2 levels in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. This year he is applying through UCAS to study Dentistry.
The Nikul Patel Memorial Prize for Mathematics was awarded to Sanjay Sanger
Sanjay joined MPW Birmingham in September 2011after taking his A levels at King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys’. At MPW he took a one-year A level course in Mathematics having previously achieved grade D whilst also undertaking independent study in A level Economics and Geography. In the Summer of 2012 Sanjay achieved an A* in Mathematics, a grade improvement of 4 and also achieved grades BA in his other subjects. Sanjay is now studying Economics at the University of Birmingham.