This afternoon our EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) students are meeting with their project supervisors to discuss their initial ideas and project proposal. The EPQ offers students the opportunity to complete a piece of research in to their chosen area of interest and then complete a 5,000 word essay on the topic.
The EPQ has been an invaluable experience for me where I have gained a range of skills in terms of research and time management. Prior to starting the actual EPQ, MPW incorporate a 12-week programme of Study and Research Skills lessons into Lower Sixth students’ timetables which is led by a tutor with strong experience in this area.
A number of MPW students were invited to display their work at the Creative Waves Art Competition. Where Nikan Arghandehpour won first prize in the main 16-19 year old category!
The Annual Sports Award’s dinner provides the players and management to reflect on the season that was, recall the best goals of the season and enjoy a tasty meal. Perhaps more importantly, votes are taken, and awards are also handed out.
The inaugural MPW London Alumni event was held at the amazing Ognisko to celebrate the launch of the MPW London Alumni Network. We were delighted to have guest speaker, legendary football commentator John Motson OBE.
A level Geography students had the opportunity to visit The Lapworth Museum of Geology based in the University of Birmingham to further their knowledge of tectonic plates and hazards. Students were given a comprehensive tour of the museum by expert staff and were shown fossilised remains of prehistoric rhinos that were discovered just outside Birmingham.
Read about the Lower Sixth student visit to the Sigmund Freud museum in London, allowing them to see inside the home of the man famous for delving inside the human mind.
Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge University - Anh attends a talk by Prof Andrew Blake, Chairman of Samsung's AI
We may think that AIs know everything, but they do not. In fact, their thought process is very different from ours. Individually, AI is only able to handle a certain task coded in their algorithms. Once these misconceptions about AI have been cleared and preparations are done, one day we may be ready to welcome robots and AI into our lives with open arms.
A week-long trip providing a unique opportunity for host agents, education consultants and counsellors from across the globe to experience all three MPW colleges and the exciting cities in which they’re located.
Our Psychology A level students benefit from having the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit practically on our doorstep. This was such a marvellous opportunity for A level students to engage in academic debate with scientists about live research topics and I was very pleased to see how much MPW students were completely engaged with this.
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