National Lacrosse Call-Ups

Congratulations to Molly Marvin (NC L6) and Jemima Money-Kyrle (IH Hu) who have been selected to join the England National Academy Lacrosse training squad. The girls were successful in trials back in July, which they were invited to after being scouted through the regional pathway. Molly and Jemima will now have the opportunity to train […]

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(I)GCSE Results 2019

Marlborough’s (I)GCSE candidates are celebrating some terrific results today. The year group, having outperformed their May predictions at every level, should be incredibly proud that 42% of the grades awarded were the equivalent of the old style A* while 95% of all grades were of the former A*-B standard. The average points score total was […]

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International Sport

A range of Marlburians have achieved success at an international level over the summer, including ruby, hockey and water polo. Anashe Chisadza (MO U6) will represent Great Britain Water Polo at the 2019 European Junior Women’s Championships in Volos. She has been named in the squad for the tournament, where Great Britain will face the […]

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A Level Results 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful Upper Sixth on their A level, Pre-U and EPQ results which have gained them entry into top universities throughout the world. We are delighted that 78% of entries were awarded A* to B (or Pre-U equivalent) and expect that number to rise. The average number of UCAS points achieved by each […]

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International Achievements

Congratulations to Anashe Chisadza (MO U6) who will represent Great Britain Water Polo at the 2019 European Junior Women’s Championships in Volos. She has been named in the squad for the tournament, where Great Britain will face the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Germany in Group C with the tournament starting on Sunday 1st September. Congratulations also […]

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International Rugby Recognition

Archie Griffin (C3 2014-19) started for Wales U18s on Friday 9th August as they took on South Africa Schools. The fixture was the first game of the U18 International Series, with the game played at the Paul Roos Gymnasium. Griffin was a regular for the XV at Marlborough throughout 2017 and 2018, and after completing […]

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Summer Term Academic Round-Up

It was another busy term for our pupils, and, for almost five hundred, the focus was on the public exams. The exam season, which began in early May and lasted a full seven weeks, yielded a total of 5,661 exam scripts; each one represented the culmination of hundreds of hours of hard work – in […]

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New Prefects’ Training

Having been nominated by HMs for prefect selection and having successfully navigated the application and selection process, the 2019/20 Prefect team enjoyed a stimulating training weekend at Oxenwood on the weekend of June 15th and 16th. Incorporating a wide range of characters, experiences and interests, the group quickly got to work outlining the areas of […]

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Gallery & Results: House Athletics Finals

The House Athletics Finals took place on Friday 5th July as a competitive and poignant final day of the Summer term was played under the intense gaze of the Wiltshire sunshine. As part of the presentation ceremony, the Athletics Pavilion was renamed The Bruce Tulloh Pavilion, with Bruce’s widow – Sue – on hand to […]

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End of Year Showcase Concert

At the end of an enthralling year of music making, we were treated to one last hurrah in the form of the popular End of Year Showcase Concert. Performed to a large and enthusiastic Memorial Hall audience, a truly inclusive event featured both music scholars and non-music scholars alike in a high-class gig, allowing all […]

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Video: Art Scholars’ Creativity

Dr Roberts and pupil video enthusiasts, with music by Mr Adam Staines, have created a compelling vignette of work by current Art scholars. This shows scholars speaking about their work created for the Art Scholars’ Exhibition in the Mount House based on the theme of “identity” and what this title means. Well worth two minutes […]

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Review: Beginners and Intermediate Concert

During the Lent term we decided to pilot a new initiative entitled ‘Beginners and Intermediate Concert’. We had no idea what the response or uptake might be, but suffice to say that such was the interest, we had to spread the concert over two evening performances! No surprise, then, that this will now become a […]

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Pupils’ Evening Recital

At the end of a very busy Summer term, it was such a treat to hear some of the College’s pupils give a recital of the highest standard. In the newly refurbished Memorial Hall with a beautifully intimate feel to the evening, Jason Kellinger (C3 L6) opened the concert with an arresting and bold rendition […]

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Gallery: Remove Artwork

Last week 62 pupils sat the 2.5 hour Remove Art Exam – and their work can be viewed below in an online picture gallery. The task was to create a sustained quality drawing based on current project work, under exam conditions. From climate change to memonto-mori via natural form, pupils observed and explored their subject […]

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Welchman Prize Winner

The Final of the second Annual Welchman Prize has been won by James Ruddell (C3 L6). The competition is entered by all pupils studying Further Mathematics A level in the Lower Sixth and each has to submit an extended article and give a presentation on its contents. James responded to the stimulus ‘Explore an interesting […]

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Gallery: GCSE Art Moderation

This year’s GCSE Art Moderation took place in the Ceramics studio as two moderators examined this year’s Hundred coursework and examination projects, along with our internal marks which were released to pupils earlier in May. Display boards, as seen in the images below, were filled with work by pupils celebrating the examined assessment objectives as […]

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Girls make Golfing History

Thursday 6th June proved to be a landmark day for Marlborough College golf, as the girls played their first ever fixture. Five pupils made the short trip to Berkshire where they took on Bradfield College and Gordon’s School (Woking). The match finished with honours even. All of our girls had their moments with some fine […]

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Athletes compete for Mayor’s Cup

Congratulations to all pupils who took part in the Mayor’s Cup on Tuesday 4th June, competed between Marlborough College and St John’s. The long-running competition has taken place since the 1960s, originally between the Grammar School and the College. The Mayor’s Cup tests pupils’ athletic endeavours in a full range of modern athletics disciplines on […]

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The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Last week the Shell play was the challenging German tragi-comedy The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt. Mr. Elton and Miss Thomas directed this hard working cast who told the story of Clare Zachanassian; the richest woman in the world visiting her home town to seek justice for the crimes done against her in her childhood. The […]

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Music Diploma Qualifications

The Music Department is delighted to report the following pupils having achieved diploma qualifications during this academic year. The Dip ABRSM and ATCL awards are the highest practical examination award available beyond Grade 8 and represent a significant achievement following a lengthy recital programme. The achievement brings letters after the individual’s name and are as […]

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Photography Showcase

Our nine Upper Sixth Photographers concluded their A level course by completing their 15-hour examination work. Both their preparatory work and exam outcomes can be seen in the Art School on Prize Day. The work exhibited reflects a broad approach to the photographic medium. Below are a collection of images as a taster of what […]

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