After visiting wonderful settings such as the Hogwarts Castle, Forbidden Forest and the Hogwarts Express Train, we set off for an American Diner in Covent Garden for refreshments followed by an exhilarating performance of Thriller, the musical that charts the music and life of pop icon, Michael Jackson.
This dynamic coastal environment provided the students with plentiful resources from which to collect data. The weather can only be described as ‘dismal with heavy rain and cold winds’, making the data collection very challenging. However, the group persevered and stayed positive, working together to collect a range of data including beach profiles, measuring longshore drift, conducting environmental quality surveys, and assessing coastal management strategies. Despite the poor conditions the students had a successful day of data collection with a substantial range of primary data for their independent investigations.
Being a seventeen year old in England is completely different to being a teenager in Kazakhstan. In England, you learn that the opportunities available to people are endless. I heard a lot of stories about volunteering abroad, something which is especially popular in UK.
The atmosphere across MPW Cambridge on A level results day was one of excitement, happiness and pride. Many of our students chose to come to college on this important day, their results signaling the beginning of bright futures for our class of 2018.
In the summer of 2018, I signed up to a project named ‘Marine and Reef conservation’ (set up by the charity Frontier), because of my interest in preserving fragile ecosystems. My volunteering project was situated on Beqa Island, within the Fijian archipelago.
Ekene Soludo and Luba Dzhioeva speak to Henry Lloyd-Horton about the inspiration behind his ISA award-winning piece.
Before applying to university at the start of their A2 year, it is absolutely vital that students visit any university which they are seriously considering applying to. Universities differ to such great extents, both in their general characteristics and in the courses they offer. There are also major differences between similar courses at different universities; so while it may seem that a Biochemistry course at Birmingham will be the same as one at Liverpool, there will often be massive difference, both in course content and structure.
As part of our University Support Programme, our Year 12 students visited Aston University to gain an insight into what it would be like to study at a campus-based university. They kindly organised a careers day which started with an enormously entertaining and thought-provoking talk on the legal profession from Odette Hutchinson, who was recently awarded UK Law Teacher of the Year, and Kris Lines, who is the LLB Law programme director.
Each year our Year 12 students take part in a two week schedule that starts the process of preparing for university. Students attend workshops including How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement, Broadening Your Appeal (Extended Project Qualification and voluntary work), Student Finance and a variety of careers talks focusing on vocations such as Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.
Psychology students visited London Zoo, exploring reptile and insect enclosures as well as learning more about phobias and the physical therapies covered in the A level course. By the end of the day, and following group hypnosis, some were brave enough to hold a tarantula!
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