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Theatre Trip: Jane Eyre

This production of Jane Eyre at the National Theatre in London has been highly successful and will soon be going on tour around the UK. It introduced me to a new kind of theatre and has inspired me to think outside the box when performing and staging plays.

One-Day Film School

On the second Friday of term, the college invited the Young Film Academy to spend a day with year 12. This organisation helps young film makers to achieve their dreams. The day was split into two parts: the morning was all about learning and practice; and the afternoon was when we really got to work.

South America

With the help of MPW's travel scholarship I was able to travel to South America, specifically the countries of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru.

Cambodia

In between year 11 and 12, Elena travelled to Cambodia to volunteer as an English teacher in a school (and to raise funds to allow the school to remain open). She squeezed in some sightseeing as well, visiting the Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom temples.

Isle of Wight Geography Trip

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.

Art History Trip: Florence

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.

MPW tutor features in History documentary

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.

Dinosaur or Phoenix? Is the gap year becoming extinct or rising from the ashes?

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.

Introducing our new College Counsellor

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.

GCSE trip to the Roman Baths

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.

Media Coverage

Exam Crunch: Easter Revision courses have never been so popular

Source: Essential Surrey    24th March 2017

New exams boost demand for 2017 Easter Revision

Source: CIFE, the Sixth-form Experts   26th February 2017

Making The Grade

Source: School Report     Spring Term 2017

Retakes: Cram in an extra exam or two

Source: The Sunday Times    21st August 2016

Easter Revision Courses for Surrey and London

Source: Essential Surrey    28th January 2016

From D to delight

Source: The Sunday Times     16th August 2015

Time for a new vision of revision?

Source: The Telegraph      24th January 2015

It pays to be top of the swots

Source: The Sunday Times      9th March 2014

Kick start the revision process: Easter A-level courses aren't just for pupils with poor grades

Source: Independent      7th March 2012

Could Easter revision courses give A-level results a boost?

Source: Independent      22nd October 2011

Top 10 ways to revise this Easter

Source: Independent      10th March 2009