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MPW London

Welcome to MPW London independent fifth and sixth form college, offering students A level, GCSE, retake and revision courses. REQUEST INFORMATION..
KEY INFORMATION: Welcome to MPW London independent fifth and sixth form college, offering students A level, GCSE, retake and revision courses.
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LOCATION: MPW London is located in a beautiful tree-lined street in South Kensington, one of the most exclusive areas of the capital. The nearest airport is London Heathrow, which is 13 miles away. London Gatwick and London Stansted are 32 and 43 miles away respectively. REQUEST INFORMATION..
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HISTORY: In September 1973, three graduates from the University of Cambridge – Sir Nicholas Mander, Rodney Portman and Robert Woodward – realised a shared ambition. That ambition was to bring the fundamentals that shaped their own educational experience, delivered by their prestigious alma mater, to school age students. Their vision comprised small classes, a strong tutorial system and superb teaching, all set within an informal atmosphere. Over fifty years on, these fundamentals are still the hallmarks of an MPW education.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR: MPW London offers an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities to enjoy throughout the academic year, with something to suit every interest. Sports and fitness options include football, tennis, badminton, gym and boxing. Those interested in the arts can take classes in drawing, photography, ceramics or drama. There are also many clubs and activities including the student council, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Model UN, chess club and more. Finally, there are programmes to support progression to university including UCAS Day, and preparation programmes for students applying to Oxbridge or Medical School.
POST-16 QUALIFICATIONS: MPW offers the most comprehensive choice of A level options of any academic institution in the UK. They can be taken over one year, 18-months or two years and subjects are offered with no restrictions on combination or course length. Students normally take three subjects at A level, with the option of also taking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Like at GCSE, classes are limited to nine students, with regular 1:1 support through the Director of Studies system. The NCUK International Foundation Year, University Foundation Programme and prestigious UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design are also offered.
PRE-16 QUALIFICATIONS: MPW London offers a broad range of subjects at GCSE. Students can choose to study over one year, 18-months or two years, depending on their circumstances. There is an average of just six students per class, and a guaranteed maximum of nine. Each student receives regular 1:1 support from their Director of Studies, who provide comprehensive academic and pastoral support.
ACCOMMODATION: The newly refurbished Queen’s Gate House offers a fantastic urban boarding option for students. The building sits moments away from the main college, among a host of world-famous attractions and institutions such as Imperial College, the Natural History Museum and Hyde Park. All rooms feature a double bed, en-suite bathroom, and air conditioning. There is also a large canteen with food prepared throughout the day by an award-winning caterer. For older students looking for a more independent experience, KSS, a wholly owned subsidiary of MPW, offers attractive accommodation options close to the college. The college has two sites located just moments apart. The main college building is on Queen’s Gate and comprises a beautiful series of repurposed Victorian town houses. It features fully equipped classrooms, two libraries, science and ICT labs, creative arts studios and a common room. Up the road is Queen’s Gate House, an historic and beautifully refurbished building with views over the Natural History Museum. It provides additional, modern classrooms, a stunning arts studio, a large canteen and events hall.
PASTORAL: The college has a mature, socially relaxed atmosphere. Students are on first name terms with their tutors and there is no school uniform. With 70% UK domestic and 30% international students, it offers a diverse and welcoming community. The Director of Studies system gives students access to 1:1 pastoral support with a trusted mentor, with three college counsellors on hand to offer further support. Boarders at Queen’s Gate House also have access to a team of dedicated Houseparents.
Summer School + Getting Into Guides The MPW Summer School offers students aged 14-17, the opportunity to study an innovative, high- quality academic programme, including exclusive content developed by EtonX. Expertly-designed programmes offer young people the opportunity to explore future careers and traditional academic subjects in refreshing new ways, while also engaging in modern skills-based approaches to learning such as critical thinking and creative problem solving. Students enjoy a packed schedule of social and cultural activities to make the most of their time outside of the classroom, plus lectures and career talks given by world experts and leading university academics in their respective fields. Getting Into Guides: MPW produces the popular Getting Into series of guides, which aim to give students a competitive advantage when applying for undergraduate courses and universities. Written in a clear and concise format by acknowledged experts (most of whom are MPW tutors), they offer applicants straightforward, practical advice on how to secure a place on the course of their choice. Each title in the series provides an honest view of what it’s like to study the subject, detailed advice on choosing the right university or college and guidance on the application procedure, plus top tips for interviews.
“I can’t thank MPW enough for all the help and support that they have given me in my GCSEs and A levels. The Art Department is the truest version of child led education that I have had the privilege to encounter over my years of education. Greg and his team are passionate about the arts and are true artists and creators themselves. They all have a deep understanding of the environment necessary for a pupil to thrive and do their best work.” Lottie achieved A*A*A* at A level and progressed to UAL to study the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Lottie -
“Upon enrolling at MPW for the one-year GCSE programme, I quickly came to appreciate the abundance of resources and opportunities tailored to unlocking one's academic potential. The benefits ranged from small class settings to 1-1 sessions with subject teachers, complemented by exceptional study materials. Not only was there excellent academic support, but also a fantastic Director of Studies system that ensured each student was given personalised guidance along the way, making studying at MPW a truly great experience!” Imaan achieved A*A*A at A level and progressed to Imperial College London to read Medicine. Imaan -
“Coming from a Brazilian family, we have always treasured the privilege of a high-quality education. MPW helps me to make the most of this through small class sizes, attentive teachers and intense, regular exam practice. This allows me to easily ask for clarification and engage with the flow of the class, which has been so important for my progress, especially in challenging subjects such as Biology. MPW is a mixing pot; my peers come from different cultures, creating new friendships and introducing new viewpoints that have helped me to grow outside of the classroom.” David, a current Year 13 A level student David -
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