attitude to learning
All schools evaluate the progress the students are making in terms of their grades, however at Meden we also place great emphasis on student's 'Attitude to Learning' or ATL.
What does ATL mean?
A student is given a score of 1,2,3 or 4 for each subject based on a number of factors which are shown in the table below. An average of these scores represents a students total ATL. An average score of 1 is the best score a student can get and an average score of 4 is the worst. Most students will get a score somewhere between the two and hopefully as low as possible to show the best ATL.
ATL reports are uploaded to INSIGHT at regular points throughout the years so that you may see how your child is doing. Achievement assemblies are held every half term to celebrate the highest ATL scores as well as the most improved students.
TOP ATL SCORERS in Year 12
- Robbie Brown
- Molly-Mae Chambers
- Jack Chinery
- Matthew Evans
- Joe French
- Mason Hartshorn
- Luke Hind
- Elle Moss
- Ebony Pearson
TOP ATL SCORERS in Year 13
- Kiera Cantrell
- Brady Carr
- Jenny Dobb
- Molly Evans
- Alex Harrison
- Jacob Johnson
- Bradley Nattriss
Meden College is a high-achieving provider of academic post-16 education, which develops well-rounded leaders of the future.
We have extremely high aspirations for ourselves and our learners, whose horizons and ambitions are widened on a daily basis.
We continually challenge self-perceptions of limitations and obstacles to success and we actively celebrate achievements - both academic and social.
Meet the Team
|Ms L Ellis||Head of College|
|Ms T Booth||College Support|
|Mrs K Knight||College Mentor|
|Mr D Scarsbrook||College Mentor|
|Mrs H Gibney/ Miss L Warman||College Mentor|
|Miss A Madher||College Mentor|
The Study Hub
The Meden College management team were excited to welcome our new Year 12 cohort to the college last week. It was also nice to welcome back so many familiar faces for Year 13. The beginning of term was extra special this year because we were able to move into the first phase of our brand new College building - christened The Study Hub. I think the photographs below show just how special the space now looks. We now have a bespoke and modern area in which college students are able to carry out independent study whilst also getting support from their teachers and peers.
Over the next few weeks and months work will continue to convert a nearby room to a refreshment centre for students, and ultimately a glass covered atrium will connect the two areas. Photographs of these exciting developments will be posted regularly, and details of the official opening will follow in due course.
Meden College has a great track record of guiding our students into appropriate University courses. Some headlines from recent years include:
- Double the acceptance ratio for Medicine and related courses, compared to the National Average
- Double the acceptance ratio for Humanities and the Arts related courses, compared to the National Average.
- 10% higher acceptance rate compared to National average for Biological Science courses.
- 20% higher acceptance rate compared to National average for Maths and Maths related courses.
- Higher than the National Average acceptance rates for Education, Engineering and Science related courses.
- Overall, we get more of our students accepted at Universities than the National Average for all types of University applications.
Some universities have compiled lists of the subjects which are more helpful in getting onto a range of university courses and into employment. These are generally called facilitating A-Levels and ALL are available at Meden College.
The courses which appear most often on these lists are; Chemistry, English, History, French, Maths, Physics, Further Maths and Biology.
Have you submitted your application for September?
Please download an application form and return to Ms Booth to apply for a College Bursary for 2016/17 Year 13 students who qualified for a bursary in 2015/16 must reapply for 2016/17
- September arrangements & Uniform
- Changes to Pastoral System from September 2017
- Uniform Changes from September 2017
- Changes to Wednesdays from September 2017
- Upcoming Events
- Laps for Lapland Letter & Sponsorship form
- Children in Need Day November 18th
- Procedures for closing school due to bad weather.
- A Parents Guide to Dealing with sexting
- Parental Reminders October
- CSE and parental/carer awareness
- Consultation on reduction of School PAN
- Additional Inset Day
- Welcome Letter September 2016
- Important information regarding the Torch Group
- Radicalisation Letter
- End of Term arrangements Dec 2015
- Football Boots
- Expectation - letter to Parents
- School Day from September 2015
- Start of Term Arrangements
- Meden Term dates 2015-16 amended
- New School Day from September 2015
- Recent Ofsted Success - letter to Parents
- Proposals to Meden School Day
- School Holiday Pattern Parent Consultation
- School Comm Mobile Phone App Letter
- Meden School E- safety Agreement
- Information regarding the use of Biometric Technol
- Importance of Good Attendance
- Communication with School
- School Policy regarding adverse weather
- Information Leaflet for Parents
- 4/9/17 - 29/9/17 Me@Meden Sessions
- 28/9/17 Year 5/6 Open Evening
- 2/10/17 - 5/10/17 Mental Health Awareness (SMSC / British Values)
- 12/10/17 Meden College Open Evening
- 20/10/17 Last day of half term
- 30/10/17 Start of October half term
- 22/11/17 Y5 Space Experience
- 6/12/17 Music Concert
- 13/12/17 James & The Giant Peach
- 14/12/17 James & The Giant Peach
- 15/12/17 break up today for Xmas holidays
- 25/12/17 Merry Christmas!
- Meden School are celebrating their best ever A level year
Students at Meden school are celebrating some great A Level and Level 3 qualifications this year. (18/08/2017)
- Meden enjoys further A-level success
Meden school is pleased to announce another outstanding set of A-level results. (13/08/2015)
- Meden College celebrating another year of excellent A level results
100% pass rate with 70% of students gaining an A* to C. (14/08/2014)