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Marshland High School


At Marshland, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to discover their passions and talents through a diverse and explorative curriculum.

Academic Curriculum

We provide an innovative, exciting and inspiring learning experience for our students.  Our knowledge-rich curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure students have both breadth and depth to their learning, preparing them well for further and higher education.

To ensure that each student discovers their talents we offer an academic curriculum and creative and sporting opportunities appropriate for every child regardless of their specific needs and challenges.

In Key Stage 3 all students study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, a Modern Foreign Language, Music, Drama, RE, Art, ICT, Creative Design, PE and Character & Culture.

In Key Stage 4 all students continue to study English Language and English Literature (two separate GCSEs), Mathematics and Science (either Combined Science or Triple Science). They then complete their remaining subject allocations from a range of other courses, some of which may include the traditional subjects they have studied throughout KS3, and some of which may be new. 

We encourage as many students as possible to study the English Baccalaureate (English, Mathematics, Science, one Modern Foreign Language, History or Geography) and particularly those students who may wish to go to university or continue to study after they turn 18.

Personal Development

We ensure our students are prepared to engage in our wider society in the twenty-first century. Each school day begins with a rich tutor programme, which embeds both the school’s core values and the British values. The tutor programme also aims to provide students with a cultural education and to support their wellbeing. This includes a career-focused education, preparing students with the necessary skills to excel in their future careers. Students also study Skills for Life, which is a thought-provoking Personal, Social Health and Education (PHSE) programme.  This provides students with the skills to make the correct choices and to lead positive, confident, and independent lives.

Assemblies are held each week to allow us to celebrate and discuss a range of current events and topical issues to develop our sense of community in school, which is a source of pride for us at Marshland.

Our subject overviews outline our curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 11.  The overview sets out how our curriculum builds on the foundations of Key Stage 2 knowledge and skills, right through to how each subject leads to Post-16 education and career options. 

Our Subject Learning Journeys help parents, carers and students easily understand how individual topics and knowledge are sequenced with key milestones through Key Stage 3 and 4. 


“Teachers have strong subject knowledge and routinely use assessment to support their planning and help pupils to improve their work” – Ofsted