Recent College News

Modern Languages L6 Festival

Category: Academic

With an air of eager expectation, a crowd of pupils and beaks gathered in the open air Languages theatre on Monday evening for this year's Lower Sixth Modern Languages Festival.With all our eight languages represented we were once again looking forward to a celebration of spoken foreign languages... More »

Intermediate Biology Olympiad

Category: Academic

Well done to the following pupils who completed the Intermediate Biology Olympiad on Tuesday 27th June with the following results:Silver: Ben Parker (C1) and Freya Owen (NC)Bronze: Celeste Spink (MO), Winston Tisdale (CO) and Simran Chowdhry (LI)Highly commended: Tara Pusinelli (MM), Casper Krens... More »

Grammar Stream pupils visit Observatory

Category: Academic

The Blackett Observatory played host to 13 Year Seven Swindon Academy pupils on Thursday afternoon, as part of the Grammar Stream programme.Visitors were introduced to the Observatory by Charlie Barclay, Director of the Blackett Observatory, before observing the Sun.The clear sky allowed the Sun to... More »

Gap Year and University Fair

Category: General, Academic

On Monday 12th June, the L6 attended the 2017 Gap Year and University Fair to try to figure out what sorts of steps they might take after Marlborough.Many decided the best they could do at this stage was mull this over with a free brownie provided by the company that was doing a rather good job of... More »

U6 Arabic Achievement

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

Three Upper Sixth Arabic students, Victoria Sjodin (LI), Erik Dell (CO) and Olivia Newbon (MO), celebrate the completion of their Arabic courses with Certificates of Achievement.Victoria has recently sat the AS Arabic examination, while Erik and Olivia have followed the Marlborough Arabic... More »

Chinese Trip to V&A and Chinatown

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Thursday 25th May, Remove Chinese pupils enjoyed a Chinese themed excursion to the V&A museum and Chinatown. The day began with a visit to the ‘China Room’ at the V&A. This is one of the most comprehensive and important collections of Chinese art outside East Asia, with pieces dating... More »

Charles Barclay - Royal Astronomical Society

Category: Academic

On Friday 12th May, at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in Burlington House, Piccadilly, Charles Barclay was elected Vice-President of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). Charles teaches Physics and Astronomy at the College, and is, in fact, Director of the Blackett Observatory, Head of Astronomy,... More »

Review: Levon Biss

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

On Thursday 4th May, photographer Levon Biss gave a talk entitled ‘Microsculpture: the insect portraits of Levon Biss’. Appealing to a mixture of biology and photography students, he talked about how he ended up taking astonishingly high resolution insect pictures. One of his images, as seen on the... More »

Review: Professor Robert Bickers

Category: Academic, General, Speakers

On Friday 28th April, we were lucky enough to have Professor Robert Bickers from the University of Bristol give a talk on China’s 20th Century History and the Role of the West. Not only is Professor Bickers a member of the Department of History and Historical Studies at the University of Bristol,... More »

Review: Dr Brian Marien

Category: Speakers, General, Academic

Mental health is such an important part of everyday life, affecting over one in four of us at some point. The Upper Sixth were lucky enough to have a talk on Mental health by Dr Marien, a qualified doctor and psychologist from Positive Group, and the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.It was... More »

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