The College recently hosted the Western qualifying heat of the Joutes Oratoires (the National Independent Schools French Debating Competition). On the day, impressive performances from Fraser Anderson (U6 Tu) and Claudia Matthews (U6 LI) secured a place in the regional final against... More »
Retired Oxford chemistry professor Peter Atkins has published over 70 chemistry textbooks. His Physical Chemistry and Elements of Physical Chemistry are set texts for chemistry undergraduates around the world. His talk for the Marlborough College Chemical Society was ambitiously entitled The Nature... More »
Over 1,000 pupils from Marlborough College and other local schools were invited by Dr Garry Doyle, Head of Chemistry, to take part in the Marlborough College Chemistry Conference on Tuesday 19th November 2013. The speakers, John Emsley, Science Writer in Residence for the Department of Chemistry at... More »
Marlborough Mathematicians, from Remove upwards, achieved outstanding results in the recent UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge, with several students advancing to the follow on rounds. An impressive 97 students achieved a medal this year which saw an increase to 84% of students competing achieving... More »
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The Lower Sixth Challenges Day, held on Tuesday 5th November was a productive, constructive and enjoyable day.
The success of the day stemmed from the good attitude and behaviour of the Lower Sixth pupils, the influence and hard work of the... More »
It was a real pleasure to invite Gordon Woods back to Marlborough College on Wednesday 30th October to give the first Marlborough College Chemical Society talk of the 2013-14 academic year: Mendeleev and the Periodic Table. Mr Woods was a chemistry beak at Marlborough from 1963 to 1977. He... More »
Competition places for Medicine and Veterinary Science places has for many years been extraordinarily fierce, and those who are interested will often begin chalking up invaluable work experience three or four years before they apply and undertake much extra academic study to help them excel in... More »
This summer’s GCSE results are the College’s best ever in terms of achievement at every level. Over 49% of grades awarded were A* and over 79 % were graded either A* or A.
These excellent grades have been achieved across the full range of twenty-six subjects with results in the core of... More »
The 2013 leavers have surpassed last year’s excellent cohort with 19% A* and 58% A*/A grades (or Pre-U equivalent) in this summer’s examinations. Against a backdrop of ongoing national efforts to combat grade inflation this is a great testament to pupil and staff endeavour. 68 of the 165 pupils... More »
Congratulations to Timothy Oliver (C1 Re) on winning first prize for the Under 15 category of the annual Wills Writing Awards for a short story titled Horse-Riding With No Legs. The Martin Wills Memorial Trust, is a UK registered charity which promotes annual awards for creative writing by young... More »