Awesome GCSE Results!

Marden High School is celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results this summer. They are amongst the best results the school has ever achieved with 78% of students achieving A* – C passes in both English and Maths.

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This year 85% of students achieved A* – C in English, and 82% in Mathematics. We have seen great success in many areas, notably 100% of students who studied GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Maths, German and Russian gained A* – C grades.

Joan Bloomfield, Acting Headteacher, said ‘Congratulations to all year 11 students. They have done incredibly well. A number of students have gained A/A* grades in all of their subjects which is a fantastic achievement. Every subject has performed magnificently.’

‘These fantastic results mean a huge amount for our pupils and their parents, the staff who have worked tirelessly to support them and the school community as a whole’.


Laura (left) received an A^ and 10 A* grades. Rebecca (right) received 10 A* grades and one A. Well done!

We look forward to welcoming you all to Prize Giving in November which will be held in the auditorium of our brand new school.

Bon Appetit!

For those students not going to Lightwater Valley yesterday there was a series of Super Learning Days. Year 7 took part in a cooking challenge. Check out these photos of their day!

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Rewards at Marden

It’s been rewards week here at Marden, with students choosing from a variety of activities to take part in after cashing in their hard earned merits. Here’s some footage of a kick boxing session ran by Burns School of Blackbelts.

There was also an archery session on Thursday morning:


Disfrute de su comida!

A select group of Year 7 and 8 students have been taking part in a Spanish language lunchtime club this term, and yesterday they visited El Torero in Newcastle to sample some authentic Spanish tapas!

Here are some photos from their trip!

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Microbits have arrived!


We have just taken delivery of over 130 Microbits……they are for the current year 7 students who are going into year 8.

They will be used during the first term of year 8 and then the students can take them home. They will be used in the classroom and hopefully as part of a Super Learning Day.
You can use your BBC micro:bit for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. The micro:bit is a handheld, fully programmable computer. It’s 70 times smaller and 18 times faster than the original BBC Micro computers used in schools in the early 1980s.
This little device has an awful lot of features, like 25 red LED lights that can flash messages. There are two programmable buttons that can be used to control games or pause and skip songs on a playlist. Your BBC micro:bit can detect motion and tell you which direction you’re heading in, and it can use a low energy Bluetooth connection to interact with other devices and the Internet – clever!

Watch this video to find out more!

Year 10 Girls Beach Rugby

On Tuesday the PE department took a group of students from years 7, 8 and 9 to Longsands beach where we competed in the North East Girls Beach Touch Rugby festival.

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Marden had two teams entered into the U13 round and one U15 team. All girls thoroughly enjoyed the day. We had a range of wins, losses and draws! Looking forward to starting contact in September.