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Seminars and Interview Sessions

9/4 Tuesday

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) Sixth Form College (Birmingham, Cambridge & London)

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) Sixth Form College (Birmingham, Cambridge & London)

Type: In-Person Interview & Recruitment Day (Independent Sixth Form College)
Target: F.4 or above
Location: British United / Join from Home
GCSE A-levels University Foundation
1-Year & 2-Year Programme 1-Year & 2-Year Programme 1-Year Programme

Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) Sixth Form College in an independent sixth form college founded in 1973, with campuses in London, Birmingham and Cambridge. MPW mainly teaches GCSE and GCE A-levels. There are also the options of 1-Year A-levels and Pre-A-levels, tailored to meet the needs of international students! Currently about 70% of students in MPW Sixth Form College are local British students. There is a tight control on class size, which won’t go beyond nine students per class. Over 40 subjects are offered in its GCE A-levels curriculum, taught by a team of teachers, 1/3 of which has a PhD! Public exam results are consistently outstanding – A*-B rates in GCE A-levels were between 62% to 75% in the five years before the pandemic (2015-2019), while the overall A*-B rate in 2022 was 67%.

36% A*-A
% of A*-A in GCE A-levels (2023) – MPW London
64% A*-B. Average Grades: BBC
% of A*-B in GCE A-levels (2023) – MPW London
140th
The Telegraph Independent School Ranking (2023) – MPW London

In addition to being an education provider, Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) Sixth Form College is also a book publisher with a collection of subject guides and UCAS guides (titles include Getting into Medical School, Getting into Oxford & Cambridge), providing students with useful information on higher education.

70% UK Students – Why Do Students Choose to Transfer to MPW for their GCSE and A-levels?

As a sixth form college, the majority of students in MPW are A-levels students who transferred to MPW from other secondary schools, with many of them coming from top schools in their regions! The majority of them would start at MPW after completing their GCSE, while some might transfer during their A-levels years due to different circumstances. And there are also a good number of students who join the 1-Year A-levels programmes to have another go in public exams, as it’s believed that the first attempt didn’t reflect their ability.

Below we have summarized from the student testimonials on the MPW website, in which we have tried to highlight why they made the decision to transfer to MPW, and what they see as the best part of their experience in MPW:

Student Original School, Reasons for School Transfer & the MPW Advantages Course of Study, Public Exam Result & University Destination
Carlos
  • Originally from Latymer Upper School
  • Reasons for Transfer & the MPW Advantages: A Second Chance in Public ExamsThe Personal Tutor System
  • Course: 1-Year A-levels
  • A-levels Results: A*AAB
  • University Destination: Mechanical Engineering & Business Finance, University College London (UCL)
Hatty
  • Originally from St Mary’s Calne
  • Reasons for Transfer & the MPW Advantages: Autonomy in StudiesSmall Class SizeThe Personal Tutor System
  • Course: 1-Year GCSE
  • GCSE Results:9A*1A
Alexia
  • Originally from Bradfield College
  • Reasons for Transfer & the MPW Advantages: A Second Chance in Public ExamsThe Personal Tutor System
  • Course: 1-Year A-levels
  • A-levels Result: AA
  • University Destination: Biological Science, University of Surrey
Tallulah
  • Course: 1-Year A-levels
  • A-levels Result: A*A*
  • University Destination: History, University of Cambridge
Emily
  • Originally from City of London School for Girls
  • Reasons for Transfer: Didn’t Settle Well in Previous School
  • Course: 1-Year A-levels
  • A-levels Result: A*AAA
  • University Destination: Medicine, University of East Anglia
Thomas
  • Reasons for Transfer & the MPW Advantages: A Second Chance in Public ExamsSmall Class SizeThe Personal Tutor SystemWeekly Quizzes
  • Course: 1-Year A-levels
  • A-levels Result: A*A*A*
  • University Destination: Mechanical Engineering, University College London (UCL)
Tiffany
  • Reasons for Transfer & the MPW Advantages: Autonomy in StudiesSmall Class SizeThe Personal Tutor System
  • Course: 1-Year GCSE, A-levels
  • A-levels Result: A*A*A*
  • University Destination: Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College
Jake
  • The MPW Advantages: The Personal Tutor System
  • Course: A-levels
  • A-levels Result: A*A*A*A
  • University Destination: Mathematics, University of Oxford
Full student testimonials are published on the MPW website: MPW London (Carlos, Hatty, Alexia, Tallulah, Emily, Tiffany), MPW Cambridge (Thomas) and MPW Birmingham (Jake)

1-Year A-levels

If you have the ambitions and you believe that you’re capable of getting into one of the world’s finest universities (such as Oxbridge, LSE and alike) or one of the highly competitive subjects (such as Medicine, Actuarial Science, Law, etc), then perhaps a 1-Year A-levels programme will be a good option to look at – a second attempt in the widely recognized GCE A-levels qualifications!

From when you express your interest in the one-year A-levels, the admissions team from MPW will already start talking to you, to understand your aspiration and come up with a good study plan for you. These can range from advices on subject choices, planning for work and volunteering experience, to preparation for admission interviews and specialist written tests (such as UCAT and BMAT for Medicine, LNAT for Law, etc). All of these start early because studying in one year what normal students have two years to cover isn’t an easy task!

When students arrive, they will study under the guidance of their teachers and personal tutors – an excellent level of support that crafted a highly positive study experience, as described below by one of our successful students Ulysses!

Ulysses Chow

1-Year A-levels@MPW Cambridge

A-levels Results

A*AAA

University Destination

BA (Hons) Law in University of Cambridge

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