London - A Level Courses

MPW offers the most comprehensive suite of A level options that you will find in any academic institution in the UK with 43 different subjects offered over six different course durations (including retake durations) and with no restrictions on combinations of subjects or course lengths. MPW London has over 450 students studying in its sixth form.

Two-Year Courses

Our largest category – the majority of A level students at MPW are studying on the basis of two-year A level courses.

Two-year courses are designed for:

  • Students who are continuing at MPW after GCSE.
  • Students from other schools seeking a specialist A level college after GCSEs.
  • Year 13 transfer students who have changed plans after an unsatisfactory first year of A level at another school. Depending on their academic progress up to the point of joining MPW, such students either repeat Year 12 or join MPW’s Year 13.

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One-Year Courses

Our most varied category - self-contained courses for students who have previous experience of sixth-form work.  They cover the whole syllabus in one year and are run entirely separately from the second year of our two-year A level course.

One-year courses are designed for:

  • Year 13 transfer students from other schools who are able to complete in one further year but only by means of a self-contained course that covers the entire syllabus.
  • Retake students whose previous grade in the subject is too weak to risk a short course or a course involving only a limited selection of units.
  • Retake students taking a brand new subject to widen UCAS options, give fresh motivation and avoid ‘retake status’ in at least one subject (making them more attractive to universities).
  • Mature students – especially those converting to Medicine following an Arts-based first degree.

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Retake Courses

MPW offers retake courses over five different start date/course duration combinations:

Full-year retake courses

One-year courses for students who have fallen substantially short of their target grades and who require thorough revision of multiple units, often over more than one subject.

Short retake courses

Four different options with start dates in either September or January for students who have narrowly missed their target grades and/or require retakes of only a small number of selected units. These courses suit students wishing to pursue gap-year activities for part of the year.

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Tiffany

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A*

Progressed to
Royal Veterinary College (Veterinary Medicine)

"I have loved MPW. The class sizes are very small and it is easy to ask questions. The teaching is really interactive and they all care so much about the students. My Director of Studies helped a lot with my UCAS statement, suggesting what to include and perfecting it with me. I honestly don’t think I would have go any university offers without her help."

Oliver

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A

Progressed to
University of Bristol (Law)

"I’ve had three fantastic years at MPW: I’ve had a happy time; I’ve met some amazing people; and, most importantly, I’ve left school knowing that I have fulfilled my potential, leaving with GCSE and A Level grades that I can be proud of. I feel that the teachers and Directors of Studies all care deeply about their students' futures and performance."

Nathaniel

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A*

Progressed to
University of Edinburgh (History and Politics)

"All of my teachers have been great; they are experienced, friendly and treat us all like adults rather than teenagers. I’ve also enjoyed being in a city. There is so much to do and we’ve been on a lot of theatre trips after school which is something I hadn’t been able to do before. My favourite thing about MPW has been the people I have met."

Ella

Grades achieved at MPW
AAA

Progressed to
King's College London (Biology)

"I would like to say a big thank you to my teachers. Everyone at MPW has been so warm towards me and my teachers are so friendly and willing. They also adapt to learning styles and have been sensitive about responding to my needs; they provide extra help when I need it but also give me space to absorb new topics or information when I need that."

Chris

Grades achieved at MPW
A*A*A

Progressed to
University of Bath (Mechanical Engineering)

"One of my favourite things about MPW is the people I have met, who are all really nice and really fun to be with. My Director of Studies was really enthusiastic which rubbed off on me. She also helped enormously with UCAS, taking the time to clearly explain what I needed to do and supporting me."