A-Level results time: facing the media

A leading Birmingham-based independent sixth-form college is providing full media facilities on Wednesday and Thursday (14 and 15 August) – so that journalists and photographers will be able to quiz students on their career hopes and ambitions.

Students at Mander Portman Woodward (MPW), which is based in Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, will be opening their A-level results envelopes live before the cameras before answering media questions about their A-Level/university/career hopes, the demands that universities put upon students to achieve a place, the need for preparation for university interview and the pressures to succeed in the world today.

Mark Shingleton (pictured), College Principal, said: “At MPW we start by offering a wide range of A level and GCSE courses, giving students the opportunity of taking subjects that are going to interest them the most. We then pride ourselves on making sure that we bring out the absolute best in the students we work with.  

“Our goal is to develop confidence, maturity, knowledge and skills in all of our students, viewing them as individuals with their own unique talents. 

“When students leave MPW Birmingham they do so with well-grounded study skills and the self-discipline needed to thrive at university and the world of work,” said Mark.

Ninety-eight Percent of MPW students get onto a university course of their choice, while 80 per cent of retake students are offered places at top Russell Group universities.

Media representatives wishing to attend are asked to contact Peter Vezey (petervpr@btinternet.com) on 07702 915122.