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.
MPW Birmingham have been awarded a certificate of Outstanding Progress by ALPS for the performance of it's A level students last academic year. The college is in the top 5% of schools and colleges in the UK for it's value added results.
The original Arts Cinema in Market Passage opened in the 1930s as the Cosmo. Loved dearly by its countless fans, it had many quirks and faults: smelly drains, poor heating, no disabled access and – perhaps more critically - noise from outside during particularly gripping scenes. Its closure in 1999 was greeted with howls of protest and promises to open a bigger and better cinema back on the old Regal site were met with scepticism.
MPW Birmingham Year 12 student William has achieved a Bronze medal in the British Mathematical Olympiad (BM01), which places him in the top one hundred students in the UK.
A little trip down memory lane looking at some of the highlights of the Autumn Term.
The thirteen main prizewinners came from many academic categories from A level as well as GCSE. However, the whole class of 2018 received certificates, celebrating their efforts and emphasising the fact that excellent academic grades are only one part of what our students achieve.
Source: Radio BBC WM 16th August 2018
Source: Birmingham Mail 16th August 2018
Source: Essential Surrey 24th March 2017
Source: CIFE, the Sixth-form Experts 26th February 2017
Source: School Report Spring Term 2017
Source: The Sunday Times 21st August 2016
Source: Essential Surrey 28th January 2016
Source: The Sunday Times 16th August 2015
Source: The Telegraph 24th January 2015
Source: The Sunday Times 9th March 2014
Source: Independent 7th March 2012
Source: Independent 22nd October 2011
Source: Independent 10th March 2009