Outstanding IGCSE Results


Marlborough College Malaysia has had a double celebration as the announcement of yet another set of outstanding IGCSE results coincided with confirmation that the already excellent IB Diploma results have been further upgraded to a record College average of 35.5. More than a quarter of all candidates achieving over 40 points, which is more than three times more than the global average. Master of the College, Alan Stevens, congratulated all IB candidates and wished those who are about to embark on university courses a fulfilling and exciting term ahead. MCM’s IB candidates will attend many of the most demanding universities throughout the world and most of the UK’s elite Russell Group, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and LSE.


Marlborough Malaysia’s IGCSE candidates were also celebrating because most grades were again at A/A*.   There was double sibling success as twins, Nadia and Natasha Johnson each achieved an exceptional 11A* grades. Two further MCM pupils achieved ten top “9” grades: the equivalent of an upper A* in every subject and a remarkable achievement that has been shared by only around 800 or 0.1% of the nearly 800,000 candidates in the UK. Thirty-one MCM candidates bagged a stunning 9 or more top A*/A grades.


Marlborough has an unparalleled reputation for the care and development of boarders and the academic benefits of boarding were again apparent as boarders achieved a positive residual, the index of value-added achievement beyond normal expectations which is independently measured by Durham University.


Warmest congratulations are also due to six of last year’s IGCSE candidates from Marlborough College Malaysia and to their beaks who have secured an extraordinary eight Pearson Outstanding Learner Awards for achieving the top IGCSE marks in Malaysia in an impressive range of subjects which included Geography, Religious Studies, Art, French, German and Japanese. They will receive their prestigious awards at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur in September.


Alan Stevens, the Master of the College, commented, “We are immensely proud of our IGCSE candidates. Their hard work and ambition, allied with top quality teaching have been well-rewarded and this cements Marlborough College’s position as one of the region’s leading schools, as the 5-star rating from the Ministry of Education last term recognised. These results are particularly pleasing because at Marlborough we do not select only the academically most precocious applicants. We believe instead in character and the ability of all children to learn and flourish in every way with encouragement and direction from well-qualified and dedicated staff in the right environment.  Our pupils’ results lay an excellent foundation for our exciting MCM Sixth Form programme where we look forward to developing their potential even further.”

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