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About us

Marlborough College School of English and Culture (MCSEC) offers a meticulously crafted curriculum that combines English language mastery with cultural integration.

The programme is designed by Marlborough College teachers, ensuring pupils benefit from Marlborough's academic excellence and innovative teaching methods, fostering critical thinking, leadership, and a global perspective.

Located in the charming town of Marlborough, pupils can immerse themselves in the vibrant local community and explore the picturesque streets. The college's convenient proximity to major airports, including London Heathrow and Gatwick, ensures easy access for international pupils.

At MCSEC, pupils stay in the boarding houses, which provide a nurturing and supportive environment for their short programme. The boarding houses serve as a home away from home, ensuring that pupils feel comfortable and have the necessary facilities for their academic, social, and personal development.

The programme at MCSEC offers a wide range of experiences, from outdoor activities and sports to engaging projects and cultural excursions. Pupils can explore the British countryside, engage in traditional sports, delve into English literature, experience the UK's education system, learn about sustainability, celebrate multiculturalism, and more. The afternoon elective courses provide a diverse selection of options for pupils to explore their interests and develop new skills.

In addition to the academic and cultural experiences, MCSEC offers an evening programme filled with activities and events. Pupils can participate in quiz nights, outdoor adventures, talent showcases, and captivating talks. Trips to London, Harry Potter Studio Tour, Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace, and Oxford provide further opportunities for exploration and learning.

The programme also incorporates the Marlborough Mindset, which empowers pupils to become curious, ambitious, conscientious, creative, responsible, and collaborative learners. This evidence-based approach encompasses study skills, understanding the mind-body connection, and developing resilience and a growth mindset.

Moreover, the Language Pioneer course at MCSEC includes exclusive Master Classes led by industry leaders, award-winning artists, and Olympians. Pupils have the privilege of learning directly from experts in their respective fields, gaining valuable insights and inspiration.

To prepare pupils for higher education, MCSEC offers a University Workshop that provides valuable information about the application process, admission requirements, scholarships, and academic programs at UK universities. This workshop equips pupils with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their future academic pursuits.