We’re proud to announce that four of our best students from 2016 were honoured with CIFE Prizes. CIFE Prizes are awarded for exceptional achievement, we were therefore delighted to watch four MPW Birmingham students receive their awards from CIFE President Lord Lexden at a ceremony in the House of Lords this April.

Jake Lee won a CIFE Andrew Osmond Maths award. Jake joined MPW from the Royal Wolverhampton School and studied a two-year A level programme in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Additional Further Mathematics and Physics as well as AS Chemistry. Jake obtained grades A*A*A*A* in his A level subjects and a grade A in AS Chemistry. Jake is now reading Mathematics at St Catherine’ College, University of Oxford. Jake is not only a proficient mathematician and first class academic but also a supportive student who was only too willing to mentor fellow students in their pursuit of mathematics. Jake has also assisted with our Oxbridge preparation programme.

 Yiran Chen (Vivyne) received a CIFE award for Humanities. Vivyne joined MPW from Dongguan Middle School in China. At MPW, Vivyne studied a two year A level programme in History, Mathematics, Government and Politics and Law and obtained grades A*A*A*A.  Vivyne is now reading Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Vivyne is a keen debater and was an integral member of the college’s Model United Nations team. She approached her studies with infectious enthusiasm and no doubt will continue to shine at university.

 Josephine Rushe won the 2017 CIFE Value Added award. During her time at MPW, Josephine won the Principal’s award for outstanding contribution to college life. She joined MPW after the first year in the sixth form at Solihull School, where Josephine had achieved AS level grades CCDE in Geography, Mathematics, Physics and Economics. At MPW, she restarted a two year A level programme in Economics, Business Studies and Mathematics achieving grades A*AA. Josephine is now reading Management at the University of Warwick. Josephine is an exemplary student with an impeccable work ethos. She leads by example and is a great role model for other students who are trying to overcome initial academic setbacks.

Faye Sing Yi Kho won a CIFE College Prize for her outstanding contribution to MPW Birmingham. Faye joined MPW to complete an eighteen-month A level course in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Psychology obtaining four A grades. After completing her A levels, Faye went onto read Liberal Arts at the University of Birmingham. In addition to being an excellent student, Faye is incredibly supportive to those around her. She is always willing to help in college projects and welcome visitors to the college. Faye was a great ambassador for MPW and it is only right and proper that she should obtain the College Prize.

The award winners are pictured below, relaxing after the ceremony with MPW Principal Mark Shingleton. From the left: Vivyne, Faye, Mark, Josephine and Jake.

MPW Birmingham CIFE award winners with Mark Shingleton