Marling School has a comprehensive range of Careers Education Information and Guidance provision for Years 7-13 which is delivered through the curriculum and by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College Schools’ Careers Service.
Careers education is a very important part of what is offered at the school to students to prepare them for their future. The Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) offered is bespoke to the students and meets all eight Gatsby Benchmarks (published by the DfE for all schools and colleges).
Further information about CEIAG provision at Marling School can be found using the below links.
Key Stage 4 Results
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Key Stage 5 Results
The schools 16-18 performance table page can be found here
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 www.dofe.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ten Key Principles of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award