Ancient Egypt Day 2019

On Friday, 30th August, the Year 3 corridor was transformed into Ancient Egypt. The pupils came dressed in a variety of costumes ranging from phenomenal Pharaohs, captivating Cleopatras and great gods and goddesses; even the beaks joined in! The Pre-Prep children looked on in awe as we paraded through the school. The day was the […]

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IB Diploma Results 2019

The results are in for Marlborough College Malaysia’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme candidates and the scores have once again surpassed world and Asia Pacific averages.   The MCM pass rate was 98.5% compared to 77.4 % world-wide, and 89.7 % in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, MCM candidates had an average score of 36 points, soaring past […]

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World Schools Debating

On June 19th, fifteen members of the Senior School went to Tanglin Trust School for a debating match.  We were given two motions one week ahead of time for each age group and we began preparations.  The motions concerned the legitimacy of civil disobedience and the prevention of the exploitation of foreign domestic workers.  Teams followed the World […]

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Lectern Club

On the evening of the 17th of July, the third Lectern Club of 2019 was held at the Master’s Lodge, with respected guests including Ms Rich, Mr Arscott and Mr Glynn. It was truly a night of conversation and companionship accompanied by delicious food prepared by Catering. Six Sixth Form pupils took on the topic […]

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Senior House Challenge 2019

This year’s House Challenge final took place in Assembly on 12th June between Wills House and Wallace House. Wills had vanquished Butler and Honan en route to the final, while Wallace defeated the might of Sheppard and the smarts of Steel. The format was simple: each team was asked 30 questions with correct answers scoring two […]

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Formal Debating Skills

Unlike public speaking, debating ensures the engagement of the whole class. From the two teams competing to the audience who can interact with Points of Information or Interest.  This week the English Department beaks trialled more formal debating skills with their Shell classes with respect to two debates on a text which they are studying […]

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Shell Scholars 2019/20

Marlborough College Malaysia is proud to introduce our first Shell Scholars. The Scholarship Programme has been designed to provide extraordinary opportunities to stretch and challenge our most able and ambitious current and prospective pupils in their chosen fields; initially, these are academia and sport, with music and drama being planned as next year’s additions. Underlying […]

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TOK Presentations

As part of the IB Core assessment, all Lower Sixth students are required to explore a real-life/contemporary situation from the perspective of the Theory of Knowledge in the form of a 10-minute oral presentation (or longer within a group).  Whilst argumentation not presentations skills per se are at the heart of the assessment, it is […]

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2019 ‘TED Talk’ Competition

MCM pupils have again excelled themselves in the 2019 ‘Ted Talk’ Competition, a joint initiative between Marlborough College Malaysia and Marlborough College UK, which challenges pupils in both schools to prepare and deliver a TED Talk on a topic of their choice. Entries are judged by a panel of beaks at each school, according to […]

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Year 2 Great Fire of London

  This week, our Year 2 pupils stepped back in time to the 17th century.  As part of their Humanities topic on The Great Fire of London, the pupils had the chance to explore it through hands-on learning. The pupils arrived at school in a wonderful array of costumes, perfectly encapsulating the period they had […]

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Cloud 9 Writing Excellence

Paul Moss is a teacher and the creator of a new revision/resource website called ‘CLOUD 9 WRITING’ that is specifically designed for students of GCSE and IGCSE English Literature.  He has been teaching for 13 years and has a following of over 4,000 people on Twitter. He uses the platform to connect with other exceptional teachers who strongly value […]

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Student Investor Challenge

The Student Investor Challenge is the UK’s premier investment competition with over 400,000 students from 2,500 schools benefiting from this unique experience to simulate trading on the stock market.  British international schools are allowed to participate in the first round and it was pleasing to see over 50 pupils taking part from MCM.  Two of […]

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Design and Technology Exhibition 2019

Design and Technology (DT) Exhibitions are an opportunity for pupils to celebrate their creativity and innovation with family, friends and the College community. They are particularly precious for exam pupils, who share portfolios and prototypes publicly for the first time after months of work. This year’s exhibition was stunning, and guests were impressed by the […]

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Pi Day 2019

On Thursday, 14th March, the College celebrated our annual Pi Day. Throughout the day, pupils were exposed to Pi and various mathematical concepts, with each new lesson developing from the notion of Pi as they went from class to class and even in the dining hall, where they enjoyed the slightly less mathematical but far […]

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Lectern Club

On Monday, 11th March, Sixth Form pupils participating in the final Lectern Club of the Lent Term, together with Mrs Ashworth, Mr Finn and Mr Cowie, gathered at the Master’s Lodge, anticipating an evening of delicious food and stimulating speeches.  They were not disappointed as six first-time speakers from Lower Sixth took to the lectern.    Humaira […]

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MCM House Plasticine Challenge

This week to celebrate World Book Day the  Senior School Library ran it’s annual Great British MCM House Plasticine Challenge. All the Senior Houses took part with the only prerequisite that entries were book related and of course, as the name suggests, made out of plasticine. Each House produced the most amazing creations ranging from […]

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World Mathematics Championships

On the weekend of the 1st to the 3rd of March a team of three pupils from Shell represented Marlborough College Malaysia in the World Mathematics Championships qualifier for South East Asia. The event was held in Singapore at the Institute of Management and our team were supervised by Miss Hughes. The event allowed 180 keen mathematicians […]

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World Scholars Club

Seventy-two pupils made the journey up to Kuala Lumpur on the 2nd March, to take part in the regional round of the World Scholar’s Cup. Well over 500 scholars had gathered to put their academic mettle to the test in four different events: debating, essay writing, the Scholar’s Challenge, and the Scholar’s Bowl.   After […]

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Kinabalu Reading Challenge

At the end of last term the Senior Library and English department launched the MCM Kinabalu Reading Challenge for Shell and Remove pupils, the aim being to encourage reluctant readers to become confident and enthusiastic book lovers. J.K. Rowling once said “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”.  It is certainly true […]

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