Recent College News

British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad

Category: Academic, General, Events

The College observatory again played host to the British Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad team last weekend. Training for the observational round, occurred over two days; based in Limebank, it included six hours of observing, testing and training under clear skies on the Monday night.... More »

Great USA Eclipse

Category: Academic

Charles Barclay co-led an Oxford and Cambridge Alumni Tour to view the 21st August Total Solar Eclipse. Having travelled 1,700 miles from Arizona through Utah to Wyoming, the group of 40 watched from a private ranch in Jackson Hole WY below the Teton mountains. There was 2 minutes and 19 seconds of... More »

GCSE Success 2017

Category: Academic, General

Huge congratulations to last year’s Hundred, who have received an excellent set of GCSE grades today. This has been the culmination of real commitment and dedication by our pupils and staff, resulting in almost 40% of entries being awarded A*, and 36 pupils gaining 8 or more A* grades. There are... More »

A level and Pre-U Success 2017

Category: Academic, General, Pupil Achievements

Once again, we pass on warmest congratulations to our leavers on a very strong set of examination results, which have gained for them entry into some of the top universities in the UK and around the world.One in six entries has been graded at A* (or its Pre-U equivalents, D1 and D2), and the... More »

Swindon Academy Summer School

Category: General, Academic, Community

From 12th to 16th June, thirty Year 7 Grammar Stream pupils from Swindon Academy attended a Marlborough College Summer School.    Marlborough College has been involved in supporting the Academy Grammar Stream, with weekly Latin lessons and extended academic visits. This summer... More »

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 »

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