Study options High school courses UK high school courses

UK high school courses

Interested in studying UK high school courses such as GCSEs or A-Levels? You can apply for a course with MPW, study at a private college in the UK, and gain a widely respected qualification.

What is MPW?

Mander Portman Woodward, or MPW, is a group of private UK colleges. The colleges welcome both British students and international students from all around the world.  

The colleges are based in Birmingham, Cambridge and London, allowing students to study in some of the UK’s most attractive destinations. MPW offers UK high school courses such as GCSEs and the more advanced A-Levels, as well as university foundation programmes.  

UK high school course options 

With MPW, you have two main options for high school courses in the UK.  


Internationally respected secondary-level qualifications.

  • Study alongside both British and international students. 
  • Progress to further education, including A-Levels and university foundation courses. 


Globally recognised qualification that is accepted by all UK universities. A-Levels allow you to apply to any suitable UK university.

  • More advanced qualification than GCSEs. 
  • Study alongside both British and international students. 
  • Choose three to five subjects from a selection of over 30. 

Any other questions?

What are the benefits of studying a UK high school course? 

By taking the same course that British students in the UK take at high school-level study, you’ll be well prepared for higher education in the UK. You’ll earn a qualification that’s not only recognised or accepted by UK universities, but also respected and recognised in many other countries.

Why choose MPW?

MPW offers a prestigious high school-level academic experience, welcoming international students to study alongside British students. This mixed student community, along with a tailored approach to teaching and small class sizes, gives each international student the best chance possible to achieve a high academic standard.

What else can I study with MPW?

As well as traditional high school courses, MPW also offers degree preparation. You can take a foundation year at an MPW college, helping you get ready for university study in the UK.  

You can see the full range of MPW study options on their website.