Glossopdale School


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.


Options Presentation to Parents (14th March 2019)

Options Form  Google Classroom Link for the online form (here)

Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2019-2021  (please refresh/reload as this will be updated with errors or changes)

Advice about the EBacc (link)

Informed Choices

Options Presentation to Students 2019-2021 (23rd Jan 2019)


Options Evening Presentation for Parents and Carers

KS4 information Evening Presentation for Parents and Carers - 2018

Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2018-2020

Options Form 2018

Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2017-2019

Options Form 2017


 Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2015-2017

Curriculum/Banding Guidelines 2015-2016

Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2016-2018


Subject Curriculum Plans