Jacob Mann is in his first year of A level studies at MPW College Birmingham, studying German, Maths and Physics. A keen sportsman, Jacob has recently been selected for Under-17 British American Football Team. We caught up with Jacob to find out more about what his selection means to him.
On Friday 13th April 2018, the annual CIFE Football Tournament was held at St Georges Park, Burton. St George’s Park is the English Football Association's national football centre that boasts world-class pitches and facilities. The tournament provides the different CIFE colleges with an opportunity to compete with each other on a competitive level in a tournament that is organised to the highest standard.
At the end of last term, a small group of MPW students took part in MH:2K (Mental Health 2k). Led by Katie Lee and MH:2K coordinator Michelle Bennett, the group delivered a workshop to Year 11 students on the challenges young people have in maintaining good mental health.
Meet Abi Docherty, an award winning, published playwright and our Creative Writing tutor. Abi discusses with Joel her MPW students' imaginative work, her love of story-telling and her creative process. Abi wrote the play “One Thousand Paper Cranes" which will be staged at the New Victory Theater in New York.
Preparation began in January for this year’s Chinese New Year event including Chinese food, a tea ceremony and dressing up teachers in traditional clothes. The students worked hard to plan the festivities and the celebration proved to be very popular.
DfE puts MPW Cambridge in the top 1% of all schools in the country for A level value added, placing us 26th out of all 2786 schools and colleges in the country offering A levels.
Every year the A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics students of MPW sit the Senior Mathematics Challenge. It is held across the UK on a single day each year, and is sat by many thousands of students. This year Jacky Tsui, pictured, achieved the best score for MPW.
On Friday 16th February, the AS Art and Design group produced and curated a photography exhibition in the Student Common Room. The work concluded a term-long project in which students were taught how to use a manual DSLR and explore a theme important to them.
A crucial part of the Geography A level course at MPW is getting out, meeting people and conducting face-to-face research with the people of Birmingham. Our second year A level Geography students visited Brindleyplace to discover the Birmingham public's thoughts and feelings of the recent regeneration taking place in Birmingham.
At the great Westminster hall, which stands adjacent to the Houses of Parliament, crowds of students gathered with two common goals: to have their opinions challenged; and to challenge those of others.
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