Results & Destinations
As a non-selective college offering a wide range of subjects to students of differing abilities, MPW Cambridge is justifiably proud of the results and destinations that our students achieve.
- 36% of A level exams were at grades A*/A
- The most commonly achieved (modal) outcome at A level was also once again A*/A.
- The pass rate across all subjects was once again 99%.
We congratulate all the students and staff who contributed to another excellent year in 2017. Our 2017 A level leavers pursued a range of courses: some spent two years studying AS and then A2; an increasing number took on the challenge of the newer linear A levels over two years and many followed our one-year courses where all the AS and A2 units are compressed into just three terms. A significant number joined MPW at the end of Year 12; and a few students chose to follow our intensive retake courses. All of them benefited from the small class sizes, regular examination practice and Personal Tutor system that are some of the key features of MPW.
Drilling down into individual subjects, in History 43% of our leavers achieved an A* or A grade and an incredible 92% gained at least a B grade. Our Economics leavers managed 34% A* or A grades and 72% achieved at least a B grade. Our 2017 Mathematics leavers saw 53% secure an A* or A grade and 82% gained at least a B grade. 33% of our Sociology leavers managed A* or A and 67% of them scored at least a B grade.
Our GCSE results bucked the national trend. 73% of our entries were of A* to C, or equivalent. We are absolutely delighted with these results which show an increase from the previous year. We’re particularly proud of this year’s cohort who have taken the new, more challenging, reformed qualifications in their stride. Parents were also delighted and, in the words of one, ‘you delivered what you promised at interview and more.’
We honour our highest-achieving students from the prior year at a Certificates and Awards Evening each December. Many of our GCSE students return to MPW to begin A level courses. The overwhelming majority of our A level leavers proceed to university to pursue a variety of subjects including Architecture, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Veterinary Science. A summary of the university destinations of our 2017 A level leavers can be found in this section.