On Friday 24th September, Lower Sixth pupils and their parents were given a comprehensive look at the opportunities available as part of Sixth Form life with an insightful morning briefing.
The move from Lower School to Sixth Form is an exciting time. Sixth Form is a time to press forward with academic and other interests, to take a leadership role in the life of the College and to plan for the future.
The Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, opened the event before the start of six short presentations, which provided those in attendance with a detailed look into the plethora of opportunities available and, in particular, the path to higher education in all its many forms.
Guy Nobes (Head of Guidance) talked through the UCAS journey over the next 12 months, Andrew Oxburgh (Head of Oxbridge) gave an overview of the Oxbridge application process, Alys Langdale (Head of International University Guidance) listed action points for the international university application process, Simon Lerwill (Foundation Director) introduced The Marlburian Club, Richard Wilmett (Head of Lower Sixth) underlined the importance of grasping service opportunities and leadership roles, and finally John Carroll (Head of Upper Sixth) gave an overview of the Sixth Form at Marlborough College and the ‘Life after Marlborough’ lecture series, and identified the many ‘super-curricular’ activities.
The response from parents and pupils was very pleasing and we are looking forward to watching the Lower Sixth flourish and succeed, having been informed and, we hope, inspired by what they heard.