Y10 and Y11 Easter Revision Sessions

Here is a link to the revision sessions that will be available over the Easter break.  Any pupils wishing to attend should contact their teacher by email.

Year 10 GCSE Core Science revision sessions will be running on Monday, 7th
April 2014 from 10am. Only those students who have received an invitation
and have been entered for the Core Science exams in June should attend.
Contact Mr Topping for further details if needed


Marden Goes Live – BBC Look North Special

After a fantastic News School Report Day, in which our budding Yr8, 9 and 10 journalists produced some great work (CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEIR REPORTS) we were visited by Carol Malia and a BBC news crew and featured on BBC Look North on Thursday evening.

If you missed the broadcast, here’s an edited clip show of our appearance:

Thanks to reporter Mark Tulip for assisting us on the day, Damian O’Neil for his Inclusion report produced with our students and Carol Malia and the BBC crew for joining us in the Media Studio for the Look North broadcast.

Well done to all students involved in a great day and a superb live broadcast!

BBC Reports Online Now!

All 12 of our finished BBC School Reports are complete and online, ready to watch HERE

We have already been featured on BBC Look North, reporters have been helping us throughout the day and interviewing students and staff for the National News bulletin about the BBC News School Report project.

Teacher of Geography

Full time, temporary, maternity cover contract

1 September 2014 – until at least the return of the post holder

Marden High is a specialist status school for media arts, science and maths. It is well known for its high academic standards, strong sense of family and very high level of student support. The school is ideally situated within a short stroll from the beautiful Tynemouth Long Sands and picturesque Cullercoats Bay.

We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and very able teacher of Geography to join our successful Humanities Department.   This challenging opportunity will involve teaching across the age and ability range at KS3 and KS4.  If you are passionate about your subject and are prepared to work hard to have a positive impact on our students, this is the job for you.

Potential candidates are welcome to contact Jonathan Morris, Headteacher, for an informal briefing on 0191 2006357.

Closing date: 9am/first post on Wednesday 23 April 2014

Interviews:     Friday 2 May 2014

Application packs can be downloaded below

Marden High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Candidate Letter

Job Description

Person Specification

Application Form

The NTLT Awards – Aiming for the Stars!

Nominations for the NTLT Star Awards have been open for over a week now and already we have seen some very impressive and humbling nominations come forward, particularly for the Resilience Award. If you would to see some examples of the types of things children can be nominated for please read the pdf below and watch the embedded video. Continue reading

A Note from the Head: Where are we now and where are we going?

A big event happened this week.

We saw the first designs of our new school building.

In an exciting two hour meeting, the architects talked us through their initial ideas for a compact, state of the art, 21st century school  for 900 pupils with suites of subjects strategically positioned around the campus. But the most important feature was that they had listened to our “design drivers”. We told them that we wanted a modern environment but that  the essential components of the Marden DNA were not for sale: Carpe Diem, teaching and learning come first, everyone matters…you know the kind of thing. And it was thrilling to see that they were all there, but even better than they are now. So in September 2016 we will open the doors to brand new facilities, containing far superior opportunities for academic study and ( here’s the big point) fully integrated provision for technology, sport and the arts so that the extracurricular life of the school will flourish even more. Continue reading

Marden High with Newcastle Eagles

Marden students attended the Newcastle Eagles’ home game with Leicester Riders on Friday evening, and there was time for a photo opportunity after an epic match which the Eagles won 97-96 in overtime to go back to the top of the BBL table. Fabulous night had by all! Continue reading

Marden Writers’ Guild: Blog Entry 2

Carpe Scriptum!

The Marden Writers’ Guild’s goal is for artistic freedom for the writers of the school, and they met again on Friday for an afternoon of passionate writing in the LRC.

They are planning to be the basis of the third volume of Marden’s online book (E-book), Manderley, in addition to other students in the school. It’s expected to be the best edition yet, with a modern, creative appearance and a vast spectrum of genres of work: novels, short-stories, journalism, academic essays, poetry and history. Continue reading