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:
There is also a student guide here:
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
We hope everyone has a safe and happy summer, where families can rest and relax. Over the summer, if you need further support, here are some links to support:
Please click here for the next Be Awesome, Go Big! activity for Year 6 students coming to Marden in September. We have been promoting these throughout the last few weeks of this term and this is the last one of the cycle. Session 9 is “Living Well”. All nine sessions can be found in the transition section of our Website!
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.
Here is a great self help resource from Anna Freud to be used specifically over the summer, containing some useful strategies to improve your physical, emotional and social wellbeing.