Recent College News

A British first

Category: Academic, General

For the first time a British team will enter the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics.The 9th Olympiad will see 45 countries compete, with the British team being one of only a handful representing Europe. A team of the three top UK year 13 pupils will be coached and led by the... More »

Did you know?

Category: Academic

This Summer Term, 592 pupils sat almost 7,000 exam papers. 140 candidates typed 956 papers with a total of 22 different venues were used around the College. More »

Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

This national competition aims to stretch and challenge pupil’s interested in chemistry, and provides an excellent experience for anyone considering taking their studies further. Set by an experienced team of teachers and university chemists, it is designed to be accessible to Year 12 students but... More »

Archaeological Insight

Category: Academic, General, Trips

On Tuesday 30th June, Tina Rainer (Modern Languages), Virginia Jhakal (Religious Studies) and Matt Blosson (History) took Lower Sixth pupils Jemima Jones (NC), Willow Cunningham (EL) and Marcus Miller (C3) to visit Dr Jim Leary’s Archaeology Field School at the University of Reading.This offered an... More »

Reporting in Friday’s Press

Category: General, Academic

It has come to our attention that on Friday 26th June, two national newspapers, The Telegraph and The Daily Mail, ran similar stories about the 2014 A level results of pupils at the London Academy of Excellence. In particular, the articles compared their results to those of the pupils at three well... More »

L6 Higher Education and Gap Year Fair

Category: Academic, General, Events

Veronica Nott (MO L6) and Ambra Moore (LI L6) review the L6 Higher Education and Gap Year Fair, held at the College on Monday 16th June in Museum Block.THIS year we decided to adopt a linear strategy, patrolling the narrow aisles between the 15 university and 19 gap year company desks in an... More »

AS Manufacturing Tasks

Category: Academic, General

The Design Technology department have this year been working on the design and manufacture of plywood bikes.Lower Sixth pupils have spent two terms refining these designs and ensuring they work ergonomically. Using a child’s bike as the source, pupils were required to consider scale and... More »

OM Reading Prize

Category: Academic

On 19th April 2015, Oliver Bashall (C1 Sh) won the Old Marlburian Reading Prize for his truthful and powerful reading of his and Sophie Gow's (MM Sh) work inspired by Chatwin's In Patagonia.To enter the competition, Shell pupils create and perform a written piece which has been inspired by poetry... More »

Leadership Academy

Category: Academic

Henry Martin (PR L6) and Molly Macaire (NC L6) have both been successful in their applications to the McKinsey Leadership Academy this summer. The McKinsey programme is extremely competitive and this year pupils from over 130 individual schools applied.As part of the McKinsey Leadership... More »

Science Roadshow

Category: Academic

Nic Allott (former Head of Science) took the Science of Sound and Music Road Show to Horris Hill Prep School on Thursday 7th May.  70 pupils in two sessions watched and assisted with an interactive lecture explaining the physics behind sound and music. There were plenty of volunteers for... More »

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