Gifted and Talented
An eventful summer between years 10 and 11: international mathcamp, developing a website, conducting research at UCL and finally spending a week as an MPW Ambassador.
Extended Project Qualifications 2017
Following last year's successful introduction of the EPQ at MPW, six students elected to write one this year. Here, two students share their experiences.
Ellen Jinlin Fang
To be a gifted and talented student would appear to be an obvious requirement for any student of the creative arts. However achieving success in three technically demanding A levels requires a special calibre of pupil. In 2017 Jinlin Fang or Ellen as we all know her, emerged as one of our most original and talented art and design students, displaying a self-possessed determination and engaging character.
At the annual Epic CIC Art Explosion schools competition, once again a number of MPW students were invited to show their work. At a packed event, the organisers announced that Ben Joscelyne gained second prize in the main event for his equally ‘epic’ drawing “I’m a student get me out of here!”
Gifted and Talented: Extended Project Qualifications
MPW introduced the EPQ in September 2015; it is increasingly being recognised by universities as a valuable addition to a student’s academic portfolio. Here, 3 students discuss their experience of studying for the EPQ.
Brenda Yilin Guo
This year the MPW Art Prize was awarded to Yilin Guo (known to us all as Brenda). Brenda has undertaken two creative art courses in Art and Design and Textiles and from the immediate start she proved to have the qualities of a potential art undergraduate.
Ameen Al-Maghraby joined MPW in September 2014 and was identified as part of the Gifted and Talented programme for his show jumping. His programme was bespoke at MPW, as it had to work around his riding commitments.Ameen rides seven days a week at stables outside of London. He is a national champion and hopes to be part of the Egyptian professional team at the Olympics and World Cup.
Alice Gillan is currently studying for her A levels in the sixth form at MPW, and managing to combine this with a demanding programme of training and competition as a promising young tennis player, currently ranked among the best in the UK.
For her conscientious and creative approach to coursework alone, Emma would be a worthy recipient of this year’s Art Prize. However, she has been such a positive and enthusiastic presence as well and her determination and motivation has influenced everybody she has worked with so positively that she deserves the prize on that count as well. Emma has studied Art, Textiles and Graphic Communication and has consistently achieved a high standard throughout these three subjects, despite having to produce three large (and, typically for Emma, very large) sketchbooks and two outcomes for each at both AS and A2 level.