The publication of the grades is the end of a national process where
centres were asked to decide most likely grades for pupils in each subject,
taking into account the progress that each of you had made through your
time studying in Year 10 and 11. These grades were put in rank order, by
grade, for each subject and sent to the exam boards. Working with OFQUAL,
the exam boards will now apply a standardisation process to all schools and
this is how the grades that you pick up in August will be arrived at. There
is a short video, produced by OFQUAL, that explains the process here:
https://youtu.be/EX5STb0qbGI There is also a student guide here:
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/904344/Student_Guide_Summer_2020_20200728_1233_-_access.pdf

As part of this process, staff can not discuss the grade or rank order that
was submitted with either yourself or parents/carers before results day.
There will be information provided on the day explaining how you can apply
for this information. Appeals will be possible based only on the technical
calculation of the standardised grade. OFQUAL decided it would not be in
the interests of students or the fairness of the arrangements overall for
centre assessed grades (CAGs) to be appealed.

OFQUAL have also announced that an Autumn series of exams in all subjects,
where there is demand, will go ahead. This series will not take into
account coursework. These exams will take place between 2nd November and
23rd November. We are awaiting further clarification of where these exams
will be sat, although you will be entered by Marden. Again, there will be
more information about this available with your results.

At the present time we are planning results day in line with government
advice. We would like to see you pick up your grades and offer the support
we would usually. To accommodate this we have structured the day as below.
Results collection will be staggered, with each form group having a slot as
outlined below:

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September 2020: Back to School

Our homepage now includes a SEPTEMBER 2020: BACK TO SCHOOL button in the top right corner.

By clicking it you will find important links about returning to school in September. This includes the ‘Back to School Protocol’ below and a video message from Mr Snape. It is very important that you are familiar with all of the information here.

Keep checking this page regularly for any changes or additions and we look forward to seeing you in September!

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Video message from Mr Snape:

Transition Update: Welcome to Year 7!

We are delighted to share with you this new Transition video, introducing our form tutors for the 2020/21 academic year:

If you are a parent/carer of a Year 7 student next year, you should receive a letter by the end of this week indicating which form class your child will be in next year.

The letter is posted below, and also outlines all transition resources available on our website (including more introductory videos like this one), details about our return to school in September 2020 in line with national guidelines, and contact details if you wish to get in touch with us. This has also been added to our Transition Welcome Pack on the specially dedicated section of our website, along with other letters and important information.

Love of Sport: Day 5 – Final Day!

Today marks the final day of our Love of Sport event, replacing our normal Sports Day with week-long online challenges to keep you active. Every day this week we have been posting video messages from British sports stars to keep our students motivated.

Today, it’s “good luck” messages from Sophie Hitchon, Emily Williams and Sam Brereton!

Keep sending your photos and videos in to the PE department and we look forward to seeing how you have enjoyed your virtual Sports Week!

Love of Sport: Day 4

All this week, we are encouraging students to take part in our Love of Sport event, replacing our normal Sports Day with week-long online challenges. To keep you motivated, every day this week we have been posting video messages from British sports stars.

Today, it’s international heptathlete and hurlder Jenna Blundell, long jumper and decathlete Theo Adesina and Olympic hurdler Seb Rodger…

Arriva Travel Scheme

Please see below a letter from Arriva Travel. This scheme is a direct debit scheme which can be stopped or started at any time and can save families up to 25% per year against the cost of a standard ticket. The process is a simple one, simply follow the link on the letter and it contains all the relevant information to go ahead and sign up.

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Transition Q&A: Thank you!

Thank you for attending our transition Q&A!

Many thanks to everyone who took part in the Transition Q&A session earlier this term. It was a brilliant event and a great opportunity to interact with our new students.

Hosted by our Senior Leadership Team and Transition team, it was very well attended with all the questions and answers now found in the PDF document below, or in the Transition section of our website.

Whilst there, you’ll find our Be Awesome, Go Big package which students can enjoy as part of our Virtual Transition Programme this year. We’ve also added a folder to our Transition section which includes some lessons which you can enjoy at home. If you have any further questions relating to transition, please email e.laing@mardenhigh.net.

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/smartfile/ac964574086e5480e4c7c68968bc1ec0/uploads/2020/07/08105521/Transition-QA-2020-.pdf

Love of Sport: Day 3

All this week, we are encouraging students to take part in our Love of Sport event, replacing our normal Sports Day with week-long online challenges. For a bit of extra motivation, here is another daily motivational video from British sports stars to get you in the zone!

Today, it’s shotputter Lewis Byng, long jumper Esme O’Connell and Olympic and European 800m Champion Shelayna Oscan-Clarke!

Love of Sport: Day 2

All this week, we are encouraging students to take part in our Love of Sport event, replacing our normal Sports Day with week-long online challenges. For a bit of extra motivation, here is another daily motivational video from British sports stars to get you in the zone!

Today, it’s Team GB’s U20 shotputter Serena Vincent, long jumper Eleanor Broome and Harlequins and England rugby player Shaunagh Browne!

Love of Sport: Day 1

All this week, we are encouraging students to take part in our Love of Sport event, replacing our normal Sports Day with week-long online challenges. For a bit of extra motivation, we will be showing you some motivational videos from British sports stars to get you in the zone!

Today, it’s heptathlete Abi Pawlett and runner Ethan Hussey!