MPW Birmingham retain the MPW Challenge Trophy after an entertaining 3-3 draw away at MPW Cambridge. Birmingham showed resilience in coming back from 2-1 and 3-2 down to a spirited Cambridge team. If truth were told, Birmingham squandered many chances, which on another day they would have converted. Credit to both teams for such an entertaining game.
We will be hosting a series of Study Skills Seminars on Tuesday afternoons in the student common room. Students will be assisted with setting goals, planning, how to make use of support at MPW and revision strategies.
Our inspirational Chemistry teacher, Claire Green, has now completed her doctorate at the University of Birmingham and we are delighted to be able to refer to her as Dr Green.
Around 230,000 young adults will take time out this year. James Barton, Director of Recruitment at MPW London, explores the advantages and disadvantages of doing so.
MPW has introduced a new Counselling Service this Spring Term. Our new College Counsellor is Jemima Marriott. Click here to read her summary of the service.
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.
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