Actor John O’Connor faithfully recreated Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story and provided the students with seasonal treat in the spirit of Christmas past, present and future. The trip really added value to the students’ studies and brought a completely fresh perspective on an old classic. Theatre trips such as this one add value to the varied curriculum and create a real buzz before and after the event.
The 2018 Prize Giving ceremony was an opportunity to reflect upon and celebrate the fantastic achievements of our students over the past year.
The winners and runner ups of this year's Poetry Competition have been announced, alongside the release of the poems for your reading pleasure.
MPW Birmingham students achieved outstanding CIFE awards, winning the prestigious Gold award and two Value Added Awards.
MPW London students have scored a hat-trick of prestigious CIFE awards, in recognition of their academic success in science, arts and languages.
GCSE History students visited the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The exhibits matched perfectly with the curriculum they are studying this academic year. Sean said; “The most amazing thing with the paratroopers that I saw in the Land Warfare Hall was the incredible leap in technology, even from the year 2000 to today. Everything including the design of the helmets has improved. The weaponry has moved to carbines and full auto guns. I would like more time to look at the planes there was almost too much to take in on one visit. It gives a whole new perspective to history and makes it more personal - like going back in time.”
Jim Riley, with his popular voice in all Tutor2u YouTube videos, showed the students how to write effective judgements and evaluations. All the examples given to the students were about real-life businesses such as Greggs, Cost Less, Apple, Tesco and Poundland. The students also had the chance to revise most of the business theories they had learnt in their course such as Porter’s Five Forces, Ansoff Matrix, Economies of Scale and Porter’s Generic Strategies.
An exciting lecture by famous psychologist and author, Prof Bruce Hood, based on his book “The Self Illusion: Why there is no ‘you’ inside your head”. 11 students joined our Principal Markus Bernhardt to attend this lecture in London, at 111 Buckingham Palace Road, the home of the Telegraph newsroom.
In the Senior Mathematics Challenge students are asked to pool all the mathematical knowledge they have acquired and combine it in original and often surprising ways. 90 students took the challenge. Seven of them achieved the gold award, 23 students received the silver award and 22 achieved bronze. All seven gold award students qualified for the Senior Kangaroo Challenge, and two of them would have qualified for the British Mathematics Olympiad had they been British nationals.
The MPW Birmingham football team travelled to Bosworth Independent College knowing that only the most exceptional of performances would be enough to record victory against a team they had been defeated by earlier in the season.
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