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 various course durations and with no restrictions on combinations of subjects or course lengths. MPW London has over 450 students studying in its sixth form.

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.

Retake Courses at A Level

MPW London has a larger intake of retake students each year than any other sixth form in the independent sector. We have unrivalled expertise in helping retake students make carefully planned and successful applications to the highest quality institutions in UCAS, including Oxbridge applications and applications for Medicine.

Full-year retake course

September to June (full-year study):

For students who have fallen substantially short of their target grades and require thorough revision of multiple A2 units (Legacy subjects) and also the default option for Reformed subjects where retake students need to revise and take all papers again and where most students will require full-year study.

Subjects for the full-year retake course include: History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

View full list of A Level subjects.

Short retake courses

January to June

January to June courses are for subjects such as Maths and languages where specific units can be retaken.

Students start these courses after their UCAS forms have been submitted; they may or may not have already been studying on September to June courses in other subjects. For students starting all their subjects in January, the UCAS application clearly must not depend on being able to evidence the academic progress that they have made in the retake year, but in the appropriate circumstances January to June courses allow students to undertake at least part of the gap year activities they may already have planned to start in the Autumn term.

View full list of A Level subjects.

Russell Group placements

Competition for top universities is always a bit tougher for retake students than for first-time students and securing improved grades is only half the battle. Just as important is securing renewed, new or sometimes even more interesting offers from leading universities so that students feel that their retake experience has been a positive addition to their sixth-form careers and perhaps opened doors that were not available to them when they made their first applications.

MPW prides itself on the expertise it has accumulated over many generations in helping retake students in this crucial area. Of the 143 MPW London A level retake students who applied to at least one Russell Group University (RGU) for 2017 entry, 143 (96%) were successful in being offered a place by at least one RGU. These figures have been highly consistent over many years.

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."