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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.
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.
Jacob Mann is in his first year of A level studies at MPW College Birmingham, studying German, Maths and Physics. A keen sportsman, Jacob has recently been selected for Under-17 British American Football Team. We caught up with Jacob to find out more about what his selection means to him.