The quality of learning and teaching is our priority. We have a flexible personalised curriculum which provides for the needs of all our students. Targets are set and progress is closely monitored. The curriculum is designed to give every student the best possible chance of leaving Glossopdale with strong qualifications and high aspirations.
Year 7 and 8 students follow a core curriculum. This includes English, mathematics, science, technology, a nationally recognised competencies based curriculum, physical education and a language.
In Year 9 some students begin GCSE courses. Year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to design a curriculum matching their interests and skills. Those who are especially talented in one or several areas may have the chance to accelerate their learning. Some students receive specialist support and are given the opportunity to extend their work beyond GCSE in partnership with the Peak 11 cluster of schools. Students can choose purely academic pathways or routes that are work related, such as construction, engineering, ICT or catering.