Activities & Sports
At MPW, we organise social and physical activities all year round providing our students with a fun and relaxed environment to help them stay healthy, interact with peers who share common interests, enhance leadership skills and prepare for the future.
We believe studies are just part of the student experience; we encourage our students to take part in social events ranging from raising awareness through a charity campaign, joining a debating session or simply stretching their legs and arms at the local climbing centre.
Students who love sport will have plenty of opportunity to meet up with likeminded friends, or make new ones, through a large variety of sports clubs available here in Cambridge.
Modern Foreign Languages are a Blessing!
Learning French has improved my confidence by leaps and bounds. My French tutor offered many ways and exercises to help boost my confidence without shaming me in any way. Although these exercises helped me a great deal, it was the manner with which she approached me about it that really helped me become more vocal in classes. Learning French has helped me realise my strengths and taught me to not be ashamed of my weaknesses and I will always be grateful for the opportunity.
A level Maths students bring home gold
Every year the UK Maths Trust organises several national competitions in Mathematics. The entry level competition for A level students of Mathematics is the Senior Maths Challenge. Tens of thousands of students sat the Challenge across the country this year. Among them were students of MPW Cambridge. This year we had 12 students qualifying for the gold award (scores of 76 and higher), 19 silver awards (scores of 61-75) and 23 bronze awards (scores of 49-60). This was a fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of them.
A* EPQ Student is One Step Ahead
The EPQ has been an invaluable experience for me where I have gained a range of skills in terms of research and time management. Prior to starting the actual EPQ, MPW incorporate a 12-week programme of Study and Research Skills lessons into Lower Sixth students’ timetables which is led by a tutor with strong experience in this area.
A level Results Day 2019
It is the combined dedication of our students to their studies, working with expert tutors and with the guidance of their personal tutors that enables us to celebrate with such delight each year. Not to mention the support received from families and the wider college community. Wherever our class of 2019 students are going and whatever they are pursuing, we wish them all the very best of luck with their future endeavours and look forward to hearing all about their continued success.
University of Cambridge connects MPW student to the British Museum
While discussing the progress of my EPQ with my personal tutor Markus Bernhardt, he picked up on my enthusiasm for the subjects of anthropology and archaeology and connected me with Dr Cameron Petrie, Reader in South Asian and Iranian Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. For me, this really exemplifies the importance of regular contact with personal tutors, which MPW ensures, as they are able to help you pursue your interests in ways which would be difficult or even impossible without their help.
Preparing Students for Medicine at MPW Cambridge
MPW has a long-standing tradition of guiding students along the path towards success, equipping them with the academic skills and personal strengths required to fulfil their ambition. Here, we give an insight into how we prepare students who look to secure a place to read Medicine.
MPW at St George's Park - The Home of English Football
At MPW Cambridge, football as an extra-curricular activity is thriving. We have a small but enthusiastic core team of players, who practise one hour per week at a local five-a-side arena. The day at St George's Park was a great success and has fuelled the team’s appetite for more training and even more matches.
Jessica volunteers at Addenbrooke's Hospital
Volunteering can make a great difference to patients who have had a long or stressful day in hospital. A friendly smile, a listening ear and thoughtful words are occasionally what matters the most. I was amazed at how much people valued a simple conversation about their hobbies, families, past experience or even the weather, making this experience exceedingly gratifying.
Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge University - Anh attends a talk by Prof Andrew Blake, Chairman of Samsung's AI
We may think that AIs know everything, but they do not. In fact, their thought process is very different from ours. Individually, AI is only able to handle a certain task coded in their algorithms. Once these misconceptions about AI have been cleared and preparations are done, one day we may be ready to welcome robots and AI into our lives with open arms.