Academic Overview

At Marlborough Boys' College we recognise that every boy is unique. Our curriculum is designed to challenge boys, while catering for their individual abilities and aspirations. In Years 9 & 10, the goal is to provide a broad based education. Specialisation will, for the most part, be deferred until the entry to the Senior School. By this time pupils will be in a position to make an informed choice of the subjects they wish to study to a higher level.

  • Our emphasis is on providing a curriculum to engage students to stay for five years of secondary schooling.
  • In the choice of electives or option subjects, every effort will be made to meet the wishes of students and parents. Limitations of class size, equipment and pupil aptitude mean that the College reserves the right to place or classify pupils.
  • Year 9 students are placed in their respective forms on the basis of information provided by the contributing schools and straightforward entrance tests, given at the end of Term III of the year before. The placement of pupils is carefully reviewed during their first term at College. Most students will stay with the same form class and form teacher for the five years at College.
  • The Guidance Counsellor is responsible for the placement of boys entering Year 9. Deans and the Transition Office coordinate courses for boys in Years 10 - 13. Subject availability will depend on demand and school resources.
  • The College operates on a three level system in both the Year 9 & 10. This structure enables us to respond effectively to the learning needs of our pupils.
  • Homework is an essential part of every pupil's programme. A homework notebook is supplied. Parents of Years 9 & 10 can assist the development of good study habits by checking their son's notebook and signing it each evening. By this method a very close check is kept on work required to be done.

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