To find out more about the curriculum that the school is following please email Mr MacDonald (Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum) on

Assessment & Marking Policies
Please click on the below PDFs to read our Assessment & Marking Policy, and our Assessment Policies for each subject.

As part of the continual development of the Careers, Education, Information and Guidance  programme, Marling School regularly puts measures in place to assess the impact of the activities undertaken. This is done through student voice and reflections of activities logged on Google Classroom and Unifrog platforms. The staff members responsible for the Careers programme work closely with a Careers Advisor to refer to this information when making choices about any adaptations to the programme in order to create the most personalised experience for our students. This supports them in making informed decisions about their future pathways.

Our Careers Leader is Mr A MacDonald - Tel. 01453 762251.

Marling Careers Education, information and guidance programme is reviewed annually, the next upcoming date is 01/07/2020.

Further information about CEIAG provision at Marling School can be found using the below link.

Exam Results

Key Stage 4 Results

  • The school’s progress 8 score is 0.56 (well above Average)
  • The school’s attainment 8 score is 70.5
  • The % of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4 is 94%
  • The % of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate is 67%
  • The % of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate at grade 5/C or above is 43%
  • The % of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations) is 98%

Please click here to see the DfE Schools Performance Tables which compare school performance, characteristics and other data locally and nationally.

Key Stage 5 Results

 The schools 16-18 performance table page can be found here 

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Extra Curricular
  • Teaching & Learning DofE


Aim of the Awards
The DofE aims to stimulate the enthusiasms and energies of young people by presenting them with a challenging programme of activities. The award is available to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24 and the process of participation leads to personal development and new, well-earned confidence.

Marling School is a licensed organisation with the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme and offers the award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

Sections of the Award Each level of the award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in Volunteering, Physical, Skills and Expedition. The Gold award also requires a fifth component of a Residential. Further information is available at

Age & Stage  The BRONZE award is available to students in Year 9. Students can sign up before Christmas and can get underway with their 3 sections immediately. It is the student’s responsibility to organise and fulfil the requirements for the Volunteering, Physical and Skills sections themselves but the school does give support and guidance in this. With regard the expedition section, the training and the first practice expedition takes place in the spring of Year 9 (Sharpness/Berkeley). The training includes; map reading, compass reading, navigational skills, distance route planning, camp craft, and the right way to pack your rucksack. The final qualifying expedition takes place a few weeks later in the Lambourn Downs which means they are able to have achieved their Bronze award by the end of Year 9, assuming of course that they have also completed their independent sections.

The SILVER award is available to students in Year 10 with expeditions taking place in the spring of Year 10 and the autumn of Year 11. Silver expeditions take part in more challenging terrain such as New Forest, Exmoor, Dartmoor or Brecon Beacons.

The GOLD award is available to students in Year 12/13 with expeditions taking place in the summer of Year 12 and Year 13. Marling offers walking expeditions (Peak District, Brecon Beacons, Lake District or Snowdonia National Park) and canoeing expeditions (River Wye). Some students may prefer to complete their GOLD expeditions overseas through a private organiser.

More information regarding the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Marling School can be found by contacting the DofE Manager, Andrew Cook at

The Ten Key Principles of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

  • Non-Competitive: The Award is a personal challenge and not a competition against others. Each participant's programme is tailor-made to reflect the individual starting point, abilities and interests.
  • Available to All: With a commitment to equal opportunities, the Award Programme is available to all young people who choose to take up its challenge.
  • Voluntary: Young people make a free choice to enter the programme and commit their own time to undertake the activities.
  • Flexible: Young people design their own programme, which can be geared to their choice and personal circumstances and also to local provision. They may enter for whichever level of Award best suits them, and may take as long as they wish to complete an Award.
  • Balanced: By choosing activities in each of four different Sections (five at Gold), participants undertake a balanced and wide ranging programme.
  • Progressive: At each level, the Award Programme demands more time and an increasing degree of commitment and responsibility from the participant.
  • Achievement Focused: Before starting an activity, young people are encouraged to set their own goals. If they aim for those goals and show improvement, they will achieve their Award.
  • Marathon, not a Sprint: The Award demands persistence and commitment and cannot be completed in a short burst of enthusiasm. Participants may want to continue with activities beyond the minimum time requirements set out for each level of the Award.
  • Personal Development: The Award is a programme of personal and social development. The value to young people is dependent on personal commitment, the learning process and the quality of the experience.
  • Enjoyable: Young people and helpers should find participation enjoyable and satisfying.
Music Tuition at Marling School
Please click on the PDF below for information on instrumental music tuition.