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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Theatrical Achievement

Congratulations to Ijah Ofon (C1 L6) who has been offered a place in the highly prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Thousands audition for a place each year in this company and only a small number are selected so this is an outstanding achievement. It will begin with a month-long residency this summer in […]

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Gallery: A Level Artwork

Our 20 Upper Sixth Artists concluded the A level course by completed their examination work over this last month. The range and quality of their sustained enquiry are for all to see in the Art School on Prize Day. Below are a collection of images as a taster. Edward Twohig Head of Art

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Medical Application Success

Those who apply to Medical School face increasingly ferocious competition; on average in the UK fewer than one in ten applicants gain a place. So we salute the superb achievement of the following in winning one or more places at Medical School in the current year: Maddy Avery (IH 2013-18 – Liverpool University) India Jacklin-Chatha […]

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Outstanding Olympiad

Congratulations to Jonte Catton (C2 Hu) who has achieved a Gold certificate in the British Physics Olympiad GCSE Challenge Competition, placing him in the top 5% of participants nationwide. Congratulations also go to Oliver Light (B1 Hu) and Charles Wright (C2 Hu) achieved Silver, placing them in the top 16%.

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Cricket Pre-Season

With Easter falling very late this year, a squad of 14 cricketers will be back for pre-season training on Thursday 18th April and Friday 19th April. There are two matches scheduled: a T20 v Wiltshire U17s on the Thursday afternoon; and then an 11.30am start against the Free Foresters on the Friday. The boys will […]

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Lent Term – Academic Roundup

Pictured: Remove Germanists welcome German pupils from our partner school Gute Änger Realschule Freising near Munich Last Wednesday, Marrium Khan from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, visited College to speak to a number of our Sixth Form. It was an excellent talk, full of the intricacies of UCAS application, personal statements, and so on. However, the […]

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Art Foundation & Degree Course Successes

One of the highlights during our busy Lent term is celebrating the many achievements by our Upper Sixth Art pupils, whose hard work has been rewarded by gaining commendable Art degree and Foundation course offers. In the Art School, our pupils are provided with mock interviews, personal statement and portfolio preparation tutorials. Workshops concentrating on […]

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Reading Spots Project

Marlborough College have held two book drives, collecting 35,000 books to be sent to various Reading Spots projects in Ghana and have donated in excess of £1,000. Claudia Vyvyan (MO U6) became the pupil representative for Reading Spots at Marlborough in the Summer Term of her Lower Sixth after completing the course, as she explains: […]

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52 pupils complete Extended Projects

After two terms of very hard work, 50 Lower Sixth and two Upper Sixth pupils have completed Extended Projects; 39 dissertations, three investigations, three performances and seven artefacts. Topics ranged, for example, from an original piano trio composition, to a dress made of recycled material, to a cartoon film on ‘flat Earth’, to an investigation […]

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The Memorial Library – Lent Term Review

It’s been another fantastically busy term in the Memorial Library: we’ve had over 11,000 visits, and loaned 1,481 resources so far. We’ve been a quiet revision space for the Upper Sixth mock exams, we’ve helped with last-minute referencing enquiries for Personal Investigations, and we’ve handed out Easter Eggs galore to our World Book Day quiz […]

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Review & Gallery: Cabaret

It’s quite difficult to know where to start in writing this review, but let’s begin with a highly justified superlative. David Kenworthy’s brilliantly directed production of Cabaret was simply a joy to behold. Having resisted the temptation to emphasise the more seedy aspect of this musical (which is so often the case), Mr Kenworthy instead […]

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UK Linguistics Olympiad

The College once again took part in the UK Linguistics Olympiad this year. The competitors were thrown snatches of Welsh, Mongolian, Ndebele and Braille, among others. The requirement to identify the grammar, syntax and meaning of these unknown languages is a fiendish intellectual challenge, rewarding those who can see the patterns they contain and then […]

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