On 25th-28th April MPW’s 24 A2 Geographers along with Paul Turner, Elizabeth Ryan and Michael McGrath packed their bags and headed to the (not so) sunny Isle of Wight, to put the theory they had learnt in the classroom into practice.
The spring trip to Florence, the cradle of the renaissance, is always eagerly anticipated and this year was no exception. Once the mocks were finished we were all ready to see what we have been studying in situ.
Congratulations to the Birmingham football team who reached the quarter finals of the CIFE football tournament. The coveted tournament is held annually at St George Park, Burton the English Football Association's national football centre.
Congratulations to our debating team who attended the Model United Nations (MUN) event at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire.
In January 2014, I was approached by a film-maker who was working on a documentary on Anglo-Russian rivalry in Central Asia during the 19th Century, otherwise known as ‘the Great Game’. He wanted as a ‘talking head’ a British historian who could speak on the subject.
Birmingham hosted Bath Academy and ran out handsome winners by nine goals to five.
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.
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