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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 Saunders 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 One

Year 11 School Photos

West Norfolk Academy Trust Sixth Form Open Evening

Year 11 Pre-Public Examinations  

Year 11 Parents Evening (Pre-Public Examinations Feedback)

Post 16 Deadline - Visits from post 16 providers. 

Term Two

GCSE Controlled Assessment Deadline  

Year 11 Pre-Public Examinations

Year 11 Reports Issued

Year 11 Parents Evening (Pre-Public Examinations Feedback)

Rewards Trip

Term Three 

GCSE Examinations

Leavers Assembly


Subject Information 

For information on individual subjects we have created a subject information booklet. To view the booklet please click here.


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.

50 Facts Booklet 

Our 50 Fact booklets below will support you in your preparation for your exams. The individual booklets provide the core knowledge that you will need to know in order to be successful.

Food Preparation and Nutrition 
History Paper 1
History Paper 3

More booklets to follow shortly

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