In December, the History department took the IGCSE and the Year 10 History classes on a trip to Bath to see the Roman bath complex and the museum. The students particularly enjoyed talking to the characters who were in costume. These were based on real people who lived and worked at Aquae Sulis 2000 years ago and whose lives were reconstructed from the evidence found at the site. The evidence reveals a diverse and multi-cultural society with people from all over the empire.
As well as teaching A2 Geology at MPW, our tutor Martin Suttle is working towards a PhD in planetary science at Imperial College London. Martin was recently given the fantastic opportunity to use specialist facilities at a lab in Germany to analyse his data.
As part of MPW’s “Alumni Working Together” scheme Harry Madden was given the opportunity to work with Professor Jim Kaufman at the Department of Pathology at Cambridge University’s Downing Site.
In mid-October, we reported that AQA (the only exam board to offer Art History) would not be reforming the qualification, effectively meaning that by 2018 it would be extinct. Following a passionate campaign by outraged members of the art world, the government reneged on its decision and confirmed that it will remain available to students.
On Tuesday November 29th 2016, GCSE Science students spent the day exploring astronomy at Keele Univeristy. Students experienced a planetarium and an observatory as well as take a tour around the historic campus.
A huge well done to our Year 11 group who raised £151.28 for Children in Need. Earlier this year the group were set the task of generating ideas
The first leg of the annual MPW Birmingham vs MPW Cambridge fixture was once again played in great spirits with the final outcome being much closer than last year.
Every year, the Economics Department attends the annual “PolEconUK” conference in the City of London, home to the world’s largest financial institutions. Always a real highlight, here's our story this year.
Over the half term in October, we embarked on a Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition in the South Downs. There were four girls taking part in this trip. Initially, we were driven to the top of one of the hills and asked to find our campsite, carrying our large rucksacks all the way. Luckily, we were accompanied by one of the senior assessors, Richard. When we were climbing up hills, the wind was getting wild and it was difficult for us to climb. We made it finally, and stood on the top to enjoy the lush view (we couldn’t help taking pictures).
This year, the GCSE cohort along with Lisa Foster, Joel Rickard and Chris Young experienced a two day residential visit to London.
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