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Marshland High School

Key Stage 4 - Step up to GCSE

As a GCSE student at Marshland High School, your Key Stage 4 curriculum will begin in Year 10 and build on the prior foundations of a Knowledge Rich Curriculum which began in Key Stage 3.

Year 10 will end with a series of examinations to check where you are in relation to your academic potential. This is the first of three series of examinations that take place to inform and guide you leading up to your final GCSE exams.  The feedback from each of these will allow your subject teachers to personalise your Year 11 curriculum. This means we will be able to use tutor time better to meet the needs of each and every one of you in preparation for your final GCSE examinations.

Mr Teanby is the Assistant Headteacher in charge of Key Stage 4.  He can be contacted on the following:

Telephone 01945 584164 ext 254


Included below are a range of resources that will support your revision during Years 10 and 11


Timeline for Final Year 

This includes key dates for examination, reports and parents’ evenings. Please be aware that this document is subject to change.

Term  Dates Event
Term One

27th September - Two Weeks
7th October
October Half Term
18th October 
1st November - Two weeks
26th November
29th November - Two Weeks
9th December
20th December

Date TBC

Year 11 Health Check Assessments
Springwood Sixth Form Open Evening
Year 11 Targeted Intervention in School
Creative Design GCSE Pre-Public Examinations Week
GCSE Pre-Public Examinations
Year 11 School Photo 
Year 11 Health Check Assessments
Year 11 Parents Evening / Reports Issued
All year 11 students must have applied for their post 16 courses
Christmas Rewards Trip

Term Two

7th February - Two weeks
February Half Term
17th March 
Easter Holidays
Date TBC

GCSE Pre-Public Examinations
Year 11 Targeted Intervention in School
Year 11 Parents Evening / Reports Issued
Year 11 Targeted Intervention in School
Easter Rewards Trip

Term Three 

May Half Term
17th May (Provisional Date)
23rd June (Provisional Date)
23rd June (Provisional Date)
14th July  
Date TBC

Year 11 Targeted Intervention in School
GCSE Exams Start
GCSE Exams Finished
Leavers Assembly
Prom at Knights Hill
GCSE Results Day

Intervention Schedule

Year 11 students are offered bespoke clubs for intervention in preparation for their GCSE examinations. The current after-school timetable for these interventions is here.

The Learning Scientist 

All of these strategies have supporting evidence from cognitive psychology. For each strategy, we explain how to do it, some points to consider, and where to find more information.

  • Spaced Practice
  • Retrieval Practice
  • Elaboration
  • Interleaving
  • Concrete Examples
  • Dual Coding

Please find user guides below for each of these strategies.

The 6 Strategies for Effective Learning

Revision Guides

To view the recommended revision guide list for all subjects please click here.