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In recognition of World Mental Health Day, students and staff spent the day dressed in yellow. Mental health problems can affect anyone, any day of the year, but World Mental Health Day is a great day to show support for better mental health and start looking after your own wellbeing.
On the 9th October 2019, MPW Birmingham’s cohort of A level Geography students departed for a residential field trip to the Dorset coast. Students stayed at an award winning field centre only a few minutes walk from Swanage beach.
This afternoon our EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) students are meeting with their project supervisors to discuss their initial ideas and project proposal. The EPQ offers students the opportunity to complete a piece of research in to their chosen area of interest and then complete a 5,000 word essay on the topic.
The Annual Sports Award’s dinner provides the players and management to reflect on the season that was, recall the best goals of the season and enjoy a tasty meal. Perhaps more importantly, votes are taken, and awards are also handed out.
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.
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.
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.
MPW Birmingham students achieved outstanding CIFE awards, winning the prestigious Gold award and two Value Added Awards.
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.
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.