News & Advice
Science Challenge 2021 – Winners
See the two winners of the MPW Science Challenge 2021, including images of them being presented their awards by MPW Cambridge Principal, Tom Caston.
A unique year culminates in celebrations
A challenging year ends in joy as MPW Cambridge toast's the amazing achievements of its students. Read the story of MPW Cambridge's Class of 2021.
You’ll Never Walk Alone – My MPW Journey
My ambition is to study journalism and so I decided it was important for me to study English Literature. Not wanting to rest on my laurels, I am now studying the English Literature A level on a one-year programme at MPW.
Blended Learning at its best!
As one of the UK’s leading independent fifth and sixth-form colleges, we pride ourselves on having created an environment where students enjoy working hard.
Digital Learners – keeping the elderly connected in lockdown through the internet
James – one of our lower sixth students – has continued to show dedication to his voluntary work, and to the embodiment of the MPW spirit, by building strong links in the community, sharing knowledge and empowering others.
Preparing for Veterinary Medicine
Applying for Veterinary Medicine can be a very daunting and stressful period and now, as I apply at the age of 23, I wish I had received more guidance as a teenager at school. After completing a Zoology degree, I decided that I would return to my ambition of studying Veterinary Medicine, which for many universities required me to have an A level in Chemistry. I therefore enrolled at MPW on their one-year Chemistry course and, although I was nervous at first, the staff quickly put my worries to rest. Thanks to the great teaching of Michael, not only am I succeeding in Chemistry, but I am also enjoying the classes. I find the weekly Timed Assignments (weekly examinations) really helpful for revising topics and consolidating my knowledge.
A Day in the Life of an Aspiring Medic
As students at MPW, we are encouraged to independently research our own enrichment activities, building upon subject specific knowledge as well as life skills such as communication and time management skills, essential for life at university. I was very excited when I sourced and applied to participate in The Young Doctor Programme at UCL. There were a series of fascinating lectures and activities focusing on scenarios that doctors might face, applying to Medical School and even how virtual reality is being used to train aspiring medics.
MPW Cambridge tutor delivers a talk at the Cambridge Schools Conference in Bali
I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at the largest ever Cambridge Schools Conference in Bali, Indonesia, to talk about what makes good learning, how teachers can get the best from their students through meaningful feedback and how teachers can use and improve on the impact that feedback has on further assessments. The conference was attended by 435 delegates, from 271 different schools, with over 37 different countries represented. It was AMAZING!
Celebration of Achievement 2019
Our annual Celebration of Achievement is one of the highlights of the academic year with this year’s event taking place in the Great Hall of Homerton College, a venue that is beginning to feel like home. It provides an impressive but relaxed atmosphere for an event where we look back on the successes of the 2018/19 academic year and find out what everybody is up to now.