High Achievers

Each December the college hosts a Certificate and Awards Evening at which it celebrates the achievements of those students who have left the college the previous summer. As part of this evening, prizes are awarded to those students who, by anyone’s standards, have reached outstanding levels of academic attainment during their time at MPW Cambridge.

Prize Winners: 2017

The roll of honour for our 2017 leavers was as follows:

Youngseok Kim won the prize for outstanding overall achievement. Youngseok joined MPW from North London Collegiate School in Korea to complete a two-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Achieving grades A*A*A*, Youngseok won a place to read Dentistry at Queen Mary’s, University of London.

Phoebe Codling and Benjamin Hall shared the prize for the best performance by an A level retake student. Phoebe joined MPW from Northgate High School where she had achieved grades BDE in English Literature, Biology and Psychology respectively. This summer Phoebe achieved grades of A*AA in English Literature, Biology and Geography. She is now reading Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter. Benjamin joined MPW from Perse School with grades of BCD in Physics, Maths and Chemistry respectively. This summer Ben achieved grades of A*AA in Physics, Maths and Economics. He is now reading Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath.

Seowoo Lee and Pannita Tregalnon shared the Andrew Lewin Memorial Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Seowoo joined MPW from CATS College Cambridge to commence a two-year A level course. At the end of her lower-sixth year at MPW she achieved AS level grades AAAA in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. She is now studying these four subjects to A level in the upper sixth and is applying to read Medicine at university. Pannita joined MPW after being home schooled in Thailand to commence a two-year A level course. At the end of her lower-sixth year at MPW she achieved AS level grades AAAA in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. She is now studying these four subjects to A level in the upper sixth and is applying to read Engineering at university. Having attended an interview she is now waiting to hear from Newnham College, University of Cambridge.

Samuel Leedham and Vladimirs Prudnikovs shared the prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels in one year. Samuel transferred to MPW from Stamford School at the end of Year 12 to complete A levels in History, German and Economics. Achieving grades A*AA, he won a place to read International Relations at the University of Exeter. Vladimirs joined MPW from Riga Secondary School No. 40, Latvia, to complete a one-year A level course in History, Government and Politics and German. He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read History and Politics at Kings College, Cambridge.

Claudia Acerini and Yinou Zhou shared the Helen Lee Memorial Prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels over two years. Claudia joined MPW from St Marys School, Cambridge to complete a two-year A level course in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Achieving A*AA, Claudia won a place to read Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Yinou joined MPW from St Martha’s Senior School to complete a two-year A level course in Maths, Art and Design, Physics and Chinese. Achieving grades A*ABA, Yinou won a place to read Architecture at the University of Sheffield.

Holly Whittome won the prize for the best student going on to study Engineering. Holly joined MPW from Saffron Walden County High to study Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Achieving A*A*A, Holly won a place to read Engineering at Durham University.

Pierre Damin Park won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Mathematics. Damin joined MPW after completing his second year reading Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Realising that this was not the path he wished to follow, Damin enrolled on a one-year A level course in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Achieving A*A*A*, Damin is now reading Maths at St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge.

Egor Eshov won the prize for the best performance by an International Foundation Programme student. Egor joined MPW from King’s School Ely. He studied Maths & Statistics, Economics, Politics and Sociology as part of the programme of study. Achieving distinctions in Maths & Statistics and Sociology on his way to an overall Merit, Egor is now reading Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Thought and the University of Leeds.

Prize Winners: 2016

The roll of honour for our 2016 leavers was as follows:

Charlotte Taylor won the prize for outstanding overall achievement. Charlotte joined MPW from Hills Road Sixth Form College after her first year in the sixth form and restarted a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A in Biology, Geography and Mathematics, Charlotte won a place to read Civil Engineering with Architecture at Glasgow.

Edmund Crawley won the prize for the best performance by an A level retake student. Edmund joined MPW from St John's Marlborough where he had achieved grades BCC in English Literature, History and Religious Studies. After following a January-June retake course, Edmund achieved grades A*A*A and won a place to read Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Girton College, Cambridge.

Allaster Johnston and Young Seok Kim shared the Andrew Lewin Memorial Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Allaster joined MPW from Haileybury. At the end of his lower-sixth year at MPW he achieved AS level grades AAAA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. He is now studying these four subjects to A level in the upper sixth and is applying to read Mechanical Engineering at university. Young Seok joined MPW from North London Collegiate School in Korea. At the end of his lower-sixth year at MPW he achieved AS level grades AAAA in Mathematics, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry. He is now studying these four subjects to A level in the upper sixth and is applying to read Dentistry at university.

Kriztee Fu and Nicholas Tan shared the prize for the best performance by an upper-sixth student. Kriztee joined MPW from Xceleration Education in Malaysia to follow an 18-month A level course. Achieving grades A*AA in Economics, Government & Politics and Mathematics, Kriztee won a place to read Accounting and Finance at Warwick. Nicholas joined MPW from Sekolah Sri Campaka School in Malaysia to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*AA in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, Nicholas is currently travelling round Australia on a gap year.

Brandon Papineau and Ulysses Chow shared the prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels in one year. Brandon joined MPW from Del Norte High School in San Diego to complete a one-year A level course in Spanish, Classical Civilisation and English Language. Achieving grades A*AA, Brandon won a place to read Linguistics at Edinburgh. Ulysses joined MPW from St Francis Xavier's College in Hong Kong to complete a one-year A level course in Economics, Chinese, Mathematics and Philosophy. Achieving grades A*AAA, he won a place to read Law at Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Ronglong Ke won the Helen Lee Memorial Prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels over two years. Ronglong joined MPW from Shantou Chaoyang Experimental School in China to complete a two-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Achieving grades A*A*A, Ronglong won a place to read Computer Science at University College, London.

Donovan Xie won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Economics. Donovan joined MPW from the English School of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*AA in Mathematics, Economics and Physics, Donovan won a place to read Economics and Statistics at University College, London.

Eileen Christie won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Mathematics. Eileen joined MPW from Sekolah Kristen IPEKA High School in Indonesia to follow a one-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A in Mathematics, Chemistry and Economics, Eileen won a place to read Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics at Warwick.

Paige Orwig won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Medicine. Paige joined MPW as a mature student to follow a one-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A in Biology and Chemistry, Paige won a place to read Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham.

Michael Koiza won the prize for the best performance by a GCSE student. Michael joined MPW from King’s Ely at the start of Year 11 to study eight GCSEs intensively over one year. Achieving two A*s, five As and one B, Michael has progressed into the sixth form at MPW to study A levels in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Prize Winners: 2015

The roll of honour for our 2015 leavers was as follows:

Sanghoon Jung won the prize for outstanding overall achievement. Sanghoon transferred to MPW from Abbey College Cambridge for his upper-sixth year. Achieving grades A*A*A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, Sanghoon won a place to read Mechanical Engineering at Hertford College, Oxford.

Catriona Pritchard won the prize for the best performance by an A level retake student. Catriona joined MPW from The Knights Templar School where she had achieved grades BBC in Sociology, English Literature and History. After completing unit retakes in English Literature and History and a one-year course in Classical Civilisation, the latter as a new subject, Catriona achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read English at Royal Holloway, London.

Charlotte Taylor and Jingqi Xie shared the Andrew Lewin Memorial Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Charlotte joined MPW from Hills Road Sixth Form College after her first year in the sixth form and restarted a two-year A level course. At the end of her lower-sixth year at MPW she achieved grades A*AA in A level Geography, AS level Biology and AS level Mathematics. She went on to study A2 Biology, A2 Mathematics and AS Physics and applied to read Civil and Architectural Engineering at university. Jingqi joined MPW from the English School of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China. At the end of his lower-sixth year at MPW he achieved AS level grades AAAA in Economics, History, Mathematics and Physics. He went on to study Economics, Mathematics and Physics at A2 and Further Mathematics at AS and applied to read Economics and Statistics at university.

Laura Lisboa Brick and Vitor Strobel shared the prize for the best performance by an upper-sixth student. Laura joined MPW from Friends’ School after her first year in the sixth form to restart a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*AA in History, Classical Civilisation and English Literature, Laura won a place to read History and Politics at the University of Warwick. Vitor joined MPW from Colegio Energia in Brazil to follow a two-year A level course. He achieved grades A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and won a place to read Mathematics at Durham University.

Jaeho Jang won the prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels in one year. Jaeho joined MPW from Esher College to take our one-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. He achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Mathematics at King’s College, London.

Benling Zheng won the Helen Lee Memorial Prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels over two years. Benling joined MPW from Jining City Yucai Middle School in China to follow a two-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Achieving grades A*A*A*, Benling won a place to read Civil Engineering at Imperial College, London.

Xinlei Lin won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Economics. Xinlei joined MPW from Ulink College of Beijing in China to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*AA in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry, Xinlei won a place to read Economics and Statistics at University College, London.

Lanqing Chen won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Mathematics. Lanqing joined MPW from Tongxiang Senior High School in China to follow an 18-month A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, Lanqing won a place to read Mathematics at Imperial College, London.

Yu-Tsen Yeh won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Medicine. Yu-Tsen joined MPW from Sheng Kung Girls' High School in Taiwan to follow a one-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A* in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, Yu-Tsen won a place to read Medicine at St George's Medical School.

Zahan Bharucha won the prize for the best performance by a GCSE student. Zahan joined MPW from GEMS Modern Academy in the United Arab Emirates at the start of Year 11 to study seven GCSEs intensively over one year. Achieving four A*s and three As, Zahan progressed to Bedford School for his A levels.

Prize Winners: 2014

The roll of honour for our 2014 leavers was as follows:

Kevin Park won the prize for outstanding overall achievement. Kevin joined MPW from Cranleigh School to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A*A in Economics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry, Kevin won a place to read Economics at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Andrew Macaulay and Harry Pugh shared the prize for the best performance by an A level retake student. Andrew joined MPW from Hills Road Sixth Form College where he had achieved grades BDE in English Language and Literature, Biology and Chemistry. After completing an upper-sixth A2 course in English Language and Literature and a one-year A level course in Biology and Law – the latter as a new subject – Andrew achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Law at the University of York. Harry joined MPW from Long Road Sixth Form College where he had achieved grades BCD in Economics, Mathematics and Physics. After completing a unit retake course in Economics and a one-year A level course in Mathematics and Physics, Harry achieved grades A*AA and won a place to read Economics at the University of Leeds.

Laura Lisboa-Brick won the Andrew Lewin Memorial Prize for the best performance by a lower-sixth student. Laura joined MPW from Friends’ School. At the end of her lower-sixth year at MPW she achieved AS level grades AAAA in Classical Civilisation, English Literature, History and Religious Studies. She went on to A2 study in Classical Civilisation, English Literature and History and applied to read History and Politics at university.

William Adams and Jackie Xu shared the prize for the best performance by an upper-sixth student. William joined MPW from Oundle School to follow a one-year A level course in his upper-sixth year. Achieving grades AAA in French, History and Spanish, William won a place to read Spanish at the University of St Andrews. Jackie joined MPW from Haining Senior High School in China to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, Jackie won a place to read Mathematics with Management Studies at University College, London.

Amy Zhou won the prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels in one year. Amy joined MPW from Beijing Dongzhimen Middle School in China to complete a one-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Achieving grades A*A*A*, Amy won a place to read Accounting and Finance at Durham University.

Akmaral Abdiyeva and Violet Wang shared the Helen Lee Memorial Prize for the best performance by a student studying A levels over two years. Akmaral joined MPW from Astana No. 60 Lyceum in Kazakhstan to complete a two-year A level course in Economics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Achieving grades A*A*A*, Akmaral won a place to read Mathematics and Statistical Science at University College, London. Violet joined MPW from the Experimental High School of Beijing University in China to complete a two-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. She achieved grades A*A*A* and won a place to read Mathematics and Economics at the London School of Economics.

Anastasia Yermakova and Cynthia Zhou shared the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Economics. Anastasia joined MPW from Gomel No. 5 High School in Belarus to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A* in Business Studies, Economics and Mathematics, Anastasia won a place to read Economics at University College, London. Cynthia joined MPW from Hangzhou No. 14 High School in China to follow a two-year A level course. Achieving grades A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Economics, Cynthia won a place to read Economics at University College, London.

Hermine Tigerschiold won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Mathematics. Hermine joined MPW from Viktor Rydberg Gymnasium in Sweden to complete a one-year A level course in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Achieving grades A*A*A, Hermine won a place to read Mathematics at Lund University in Sweden.

Charlotte Barton won the prize for the best performance by a student going on to study Medicine. Charlotte joined MPW from The Hertfordshire & Essex High School and Science College to retake A level Chemistry and study A level Psychology as a new subject over the course of one year. She achieved grades AA and won a place to read Veterinary Medicine at the Royal Veterinary College.

Isla Forster won the prize for the best performance by a GCSE student. Isla joined MPW from The Leys School at the start of Year 11 to study seven GCSEs intensively over one year. Achieving four A*s, two As and one B, Isla then went on to continue her studies at Deerfield Academy in the United States.