Video: Rugby Pre-Season

Marlborough’s rugby players have been putting in the hard yards at pre-season training under new Head of Rugby Budge Pountney. Training began for the XV and XL squads on Saturday 5th September with three sessions of hard work for the players each day since. Pountney has been putting the players through their paces ahead of […]

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Shooting Stars

In the first week of the summer holidays, eleven members of the College full-bore shooting team headed to Bisley for four days of intense competition at the NRA Schools’ Meeting.  They joined around five hundred cadets from forty-two schools, firing 7.62mm target rifles at three hundred, five hundred and six hundred yards, in a mixture […]

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Amor’s Achievement

Jamie Amor (C3 U6) returns to College next week, just seven days after helping Wiltshire’s young golfers become English County Boys Champions. Qualifying counties from four regions – South West, South East, North and Midlands – played a round robin of morning foursomes and afternoon singles at Kings Lynn Golf Club. Wiltshire qualified by winning […]

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GCSE Congratulations

Congratulations to all of our Lower School pupils, mainly in the Hundred, on their excellent GCSE and IGCSE results this year. Special mention goes to Erik Dell (CO), Harry Drew (C1), Georgia Gibson (EL), Sarah Mattinson (MM), Aerona Pritchard (MM), Zinnia Satchell (EL), Phillip Springford (C3), Naomi Weir (MO) and Lucy Wilson (NC) achieved straight A* grades in all of their subjects. In total, 19 of our pupils achieved 10 or more A* grades, and […]

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Examination Success

As this year’s results come out for our Upper Sixth leavers, we send our warmest congratulations on an outstanding set of results, which complement our excellent IB results from earlier in the summer. We are hugely proud of these pupils, as they should be of themselves. 26% of our pupils achieved an A* grade or its Pre-U […]

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Sport: Looking Ahead

Three Marlborough terms, each with their own unique ‘sporting print’ have flown by in this academic year.   It’s really important to take time to reflect and celebrate on all that has happened (the reports broken down by sport will hopefully give you a taste of this), but also to now turn our attention to the […]

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Tour Diary: Chapel Choir Trip

Tour Diary: Chapel Choir Trip, Bayeux & Paris Thirty-one members of the Chapel Choir have just returned from a fantastic five-day tour of France. After a ferry crossing from Portsmouth to Caen (a heady combination of card games and sea sickness) we drove onto Bayeux to rehearse for the following day’s concert in the glorious […]

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Music education is vital in today’s pressured world

Much has been written about the need for powerful musical programmes, not least by the supreme role model of Nicola Benedetti. Never has music’s influence been more vital than in today’s pressured world.  The secret lies in its immediate and durable impact, as a tour of the Marlborough College Choir to Bayeux and Paris has […]

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Iceland

After a four hour flight, eight Upper and Lower Sixth students and three teachers touched down in the Land of Ice and Fire. On the journey to our hostel in Rekyjavik we glimpsed for the first time the spectacular Icelancic scenery – hot vents billowing out vapour with volcanic rock and ash stretching for miles […]

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CCF Annual Summer Camp

During the last week of term Marlborough College CCF took apart on CCF Annual Summer Camp held at Beckingham Camp in Lincolnshire.  I am happy to report that again this year the cadets were on excellent form;  whether on Obstacle course, Drill Square the Live Firing Range or at Rutland Water,  Sailing, Rafting or Mountain […]

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Review: Mount House Exhibition

Radiohaze, by Grace Thomson Mount House Gallery, 2nd–16th June 2015 We’ve all heard about the perils of the second novel, too often considered not as good as the first. This may be down to the reader but it is the author who is left with the problem of where to go next. Similarly, each year […]

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Post GCSE Battlefields Trip

On 22nd June, as part of the Skill-Up provision for the Hundreds, a group of 12 pupils set off for France for a tour of the Ypres and Somme battlefields.  Within the broad scope of an understanding of these huge and terrible killing fields of the Great War, there was the chance to focus on […]

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London Galleries 2015

We arrived in the heart of the capital and walked a short distance to Trafalgar Square, which was heavily populated with ‘levitating’ street performers outside The National Gallery. The BP Portrait Award, within the National Portrait Gallery, provided our first opportunity to sketch. Students took time to engage with the selection of fifty-five of the […]

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Pupil Achievements: Summer Term

A round-up of Pupil Achievements from the Summer Term can be found below… Summer Term – Second Half Congratulations to Henry Martin (PR L6) and Molly Macaire (NC L6) who have both been successful in their applications to the McKinsey Leadership Academy this summer. Playing on his home course at Marlborough Golf Club, Jamie Amor (C3 Re) retained the Wiltshire Boys’ Golf Championship […]

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Artist in Residence 2015/16

An introduction to our Artist-in-Residence 2015/16 Archie Franks is a painter, who studied at the Royal Academy Schools (2009-12).  Archie was recently awarded a one year residency at The British School At Rome (2013-14) and has also been selected (along with two other artists) for the prestigious Jerwood Painting Fellowship for this year. He will be […]

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Review: OA Week

The post GCSE trip run by the OA department was an amazing experience and a great way for the feeling of your exams being over to sink in. It was excellently led by the OA staff whom I cannot thank enough.  The week consisted of a series of activities chosen by the people going on […]

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IB 2015 Success

Many congratulations to all of our IB pupils on another excellent set of results this year.  Particular mention goes to Rosie Shaw (MO) and Anna Symons (EL) who were both awarded the maximum score of 45 points, a feat achieved by only 0.3% worldwide in 2014. 5 pupils achieved 40 points or more (equivalent, in UCAS tariff terms, to […]

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End of Year Showcase Concert

The final concert of the 2014/15 academic year given by the Shell year group with a sprinkling of Remove was a fitting conclusion to an outstanding year of music making at the College.  This annual concert focuses on emerging talent, both in a solo and ensemble capacity, and a fascinating blend of music scholars and […]

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A British first

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 College’s Charlie Barclay (Head of […]

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Did you know?

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.

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Cambridge Chemistry Challenge

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 takes them significantly beyond the syllabus and encourages them to […]

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