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MPW College London (Mander Portman Woodward)

Address: 90-92 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5AB, United Kingdom
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Description MPW College London (Mander Portman Woodward)

  • Location of MPW College London: London, England
  • 1973
  • The students' age: 14-18 years
  • [999.26 Type of accommodation: family, residence, apartment, day-time form (999.27) Number of students: up to 600 people
  • Type of training: joint (mixed)
  • [ 999.51] Language of instruction: English.

The private British College MPW College London (MPW College London - Mander Portman Woodward) specializes in preparing international students 14-18 years to enter the best English and British universities. Classical programs are offered here GCSE , A -level , International Foundation , as well as English language courses. The balance and effectiveness of the programs allows graduates to successfully enter the best universities of their choice - according to statistics, more than 90% of applicants become British students! Especially valuable is the fact that the college prepares students, including admission to competitive specialties, where the competition for each place is unusually high: for example, dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Much attention in the training process is paid not only to the deepening and actualization of knowledge, but also to familiarity with the characteristics of the entrance tests and final examinations, the technical requirements of the admission commissions. Regularly conducted trial examinations and profile trainings, standard tasks and tests. All students regularly receive and do homework, there is strict control of attendance - this is monitored not only by the teachers, but also by the personal curator that every student has.

Founded by MPW College London was back in 1973 by three graduates of Cambridge University. In total, the college includes three campuses - London, Birmingham and Cambridge. The most popular can be called London, located in the prestigious and respectable South Kensington. About 600 people study there: groups for classes are formed in small (up to 8 people) so that each student can count on the teacher's personal attention, individual approach. Speaking of teachers, it is impossible not to mention their highest level of preparation: each teacher is a graduate of a prestigious and elite British university; Almost all combine teaching with membership in the state examination board.

The total number of students on all three campuses of MPW College reaches 950 people, plus about 1,300-1500 students regularly undergo short courses (1-3 months) during the spring break. In college, joint training is being done - girls and boys here study on the same conditions. There is a quota for the number of foreign students - no more than 15% of the total number of students (that is, about 100 people annually). For foreign students, supportive courses are developed and taught (for example, a language programEAL - English as a foreign language), allowing in a short time to improve language and academic knowledge.

MPW College London, despite its " Young age ", has long been considered one of the best institutions for pre-university training, regularly holds high positions in national ratings and enjoys the students' love and respect for the colleagues in the educational world. It's easy to name several famous college graduates who built a successful career:

  • Filippa Kadogan, the daughter of Earl Cadogan
  • Lily Allen, British singer
  • Alice does, the top model, and others.

The audit Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in 2013, the college received very high scores and scores:

  • "Excellent" - academic success of children, the quality of school leadership and raise the level and development of children, the organization of extracurricular education, work with parents, the quality and organization of the curriculum, the learning environment, child care and safety, teaching quality tions, the quality of child care (that is, all the key points).

The college deserved encouragement and positive feedback in the prestigious and independent guidebook The Good Schools Guide.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in MPW College London (Mander Portman Woodward)

Program name
from 7 480 £ / term

Two-year program for schoolchildren aged 14-16, completing a course of incomplete secondary education (graduates receive the international certificate of the same name). Students study a very wide and diverse list of scientific disciplines:

  • Ancient civilization
  • Modern foreign language: modern Greek, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian
  • English literature
  • Music
  • Classical Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Art
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Business and economics
  • ICT (information and communication technologies
  • Religions of the world (theology)
  • Biology
  • Drama
  • The photo
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Geography.

Such diversity not only helps students to create a solid foundation of knowledge in the school curriculum, but also provides an opportunity to determine the most interesting, priority specialties, to choose a further direction of activity and the future faculty.

Classes are conducted in small groups (up to 8 people), which gives the teachers the opportunity to give each student a proper amount of individual attention, practice a personal approach.

The cost of studying at MPW College London is (price is per person for 1 term):

  • GCSE = 7361 £ -8391 £.
from 8 050 £ / term

The A-level program is designed for students aged 16-18 (holders of the GCSE certificate) and takes 12-13 classes, preparing students for admission to the selected institution.

The main duration of the program is 2 academic years. Each student chooses for himself only 3-4 priority disciplines, which he studies as deeply and thoroughly as possible, practically at the university level. List of available directions for selection:

  • Ancient civilization
  • Policy
  • Modern foreign language: modern Greek, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian
  • English literature
  • Ancient history
  • Music
  • Classical Latin
  • Textile design
  • Ancient Greek
  • Art History
  • Art
  • Statistics
  • Higher Mathematics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Theatrical art
  • Physics
  • Accounting
  • Chemistry
  • Business and economics
  • ICT (information and communication technologies
  • Religions of the world (theology)
  • Philosophy
  • Biology
  • Mass Communications
  • Drama
  • The photo
  • Film production
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Ceramics
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Jurisprudence
  • Graphic Communications
  • Art, design and craft.

The A-level certificate is valued so highly that it allows its holder not to pass the entrance exams at admission even to the most prestigious and rating universities.

Foreign students on a classical two-year program additionally attend English language courses and are preparing for the IELTS exam.

There are some other additional options for this course:

  • Annual A-level

The most intensive and complex curriculum. Usually it is chosen by students who have already studied in the first course of the classical A-level, but are dissatisfied with the results of the interim exams, wishing to maximize their academic performance. Also a one-year course is often chosen by students who want to move from one exam system to another.

The cost of studying at MPW College London is (price is per person for 1 term):

  • A-level = 6552 £ -8391 £.

Accommodation and food

MPW College London offers foreign students a variety of options for living in London - each can be discussed individually and the most appropriate option is selected, corresponding to personal needs and opportunities. You can choose:

  • a host family (each carefully selected and constantly checked by college staff, all families live in quiet, respectable areas)
  • common residence
  • apartments (available to students of 18 years and older).

Each student can choose a convenient type of accommodation (personal or double room), order a ration Food (usually half board, twice a day).

Subjects, specialties

Subjects list: Accounting, Advanced mathematics, ancient history, Art and design, biology, Business and management, Business research, ceramics, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, drama, economics, English, English literature, Filmography, French, geography, geology, german language, Graphic communications, Greek language, history, History of art, Human Resource Management, IELTS preparation, Information Technology, international relationships, Italian language, Latin language, law, Macroeconomics, management, marketing, maths, Microeconomics, modern Greek, Modern media, music, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, Religious studies, Russian language, sociology, Spanish, statistics, Textile design, the photo, Theatrical art

Events MPW College London (Mander Portman Woodward)

There is a wide variety of leisure opportunities available for students MPW College London on campus and in London - there are almost no limits to recreation and entertainment!

Starting from the age of 16 Students can go in for sports on a voluntary basis - younger students must attend sports training for compulsory full-fledged development. Students can play football or rugby, take part in friendly matches and games. There are art sections (photography, theater studio, film production - you can even make your own film), theme exhibitions, parties and evening events are held. Regularly student groups go to the best London museums and art galleries, inspect the key sights of the English capital, walk in the huge Hyde Park, devote time to shopping.

Equipment MPW College London (Mander Portman Woodward)

The school campus is located in Kensington, one of the most famous and prestigious districts of central London, and occupies a magnificent 19th century building. MPW College London is located opposite the famous National Museum of Natural History: the school building, although it has an old, historical facade, but inside is fully equipped and modernized for the needs of modern school students, meets the highest British and international standards.

Almost every class has interactive whiteboards, computers, projectors and other TV equipment. There are separate language laboratories, computer classes and photo studio, functional scientific laboratories, where practical lessons are usually held. In total, the College has 6 laboratories:

  • 2 biological
  • 2 chemical
  • 1 for computer science
  • 1 physical.

There are classes for music and art, fine arts, theater studio, separate cabinets for film editing, cozy quiet classes for learning foreign languages ​​(also with language equipment). There are several libraries in the college: in recent years they have been substantially modernized, large funds have been spent to expand their funds.

Term dates and fees

The cost of studying at MPW College London is (price is per person for 1 term):

  • GCSE = 7361 £ -8391 £
  • A -level = 6552 £ -8391 £.

The following price is already included:

  • Tuition on the chosen course (1 academic year = 3 terms)
  • [999.15 ] All training materials, books and manuals
  • Free access to the Internet
  • Sports, leisure and extracurricular activities.

The price does not include and is paid in addition:

  • Registration Fee = 230 £
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Contribution to the whole school development
  • Tuition fee (= cost of 1 trimester)
  • Examination fees
  • Extra extracurricular activities (optional), including outside Campus
  • Additional English lessons
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Round trip
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy)
  • Medical insurance.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

All foreign students enrolled at MPW College London must provide the following documents to the Admissions Committee:

  • score card for the last 2 years from the previous school
  • Motivation letter
  • provide the results of language testing of IELTS (for the Foundation program, the passing score is 5.0 and higher).

Foreign applicants of the A-level program can pass the Pre-A-level preparatory course if they are not sure of their academic and language knowledge; The program takes 1 year.

Foreign students who do not have the GCSE certificate (or its international equivalent) must pass not only a general package of documents and pass an interview - they are waiting for entrance exams in the main disciplines of the school curriculum. Usually, testing is done directly in the UK on campus, but it is possible to pass them in an accredited center in Russia (for details, you can check with your manager).


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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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