Curriculum Plan Overview
The quality of teaching and learning is our priority. We want our students to gain satisfaction through hard work and engagement with their studies. We know that a determined focus on excellent progress and grades will take them to Post-16, University and beyond.
We have a flexible personalised curriculum which provides for the needs of all our students. Traditional GCSE subjects in English, Maths, Sciences, Humanities, Languages, Arts and Technology sit side by side with some more vocational and technical courses in Sport, Performance, Social Sciences, Business and Catering. Targets are set and progress is closely monitored. The curriculum is designed to give every student the best possible chance of leaving Glossopdale School with strong qualifications and high aspirations.
Year 7 to 9 students follow a core curriculum. This includes English, mathematics, science, technology, humanities, art, music, dance, drama, computer science, physical education and a language.
We teach a 25 hour week.
Year 7, 8 and 9
Four hours a week of English and Maths. Three for Science. Two hours for PE and French. One and a half for History and Geography and an hour each for Art, Beliefs and Values, Computer Science, Music, Food Technology, Design Technology and Performing Arts.
In year 9 currently some students have two hours of German, an hour of French and only one hour of PE.
Year 10 and 11
Four hours a week of English and Maths . Five hours for Science. Two hours for PE and . and an hour Beliefs and Values. Students take three options, these are three hours each.
Some Students will take separate sciences, they have 2 hours for each and an hour of PE.
In year 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to design a curriculum matching their interests and skills. Students can choose purely academic pathways or routes that are work related, such as design technology & catering as well as a range of BTEC subjects such as sport, business studies and health and social care.
Across all subjects, we want students to be excited and enthused, to express themselves confidently and eloquently and to rigorously expect the best academic standards of themselves.
KS4 Curriculum and Options
YEAR 11 2024 (CURRENT Y9)
Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2022-2024 (please refresh/reload as this will be updated with errors or changes)
YEAR 11 2023
Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2021-2023 (please refresh/reload as this will be updated with errors or changes)
Year 11 2022
Options Form (These are the final blocks for this year. Any changes please contact Mr Clark)
Key Stage 4 Information Options Book 2020-2022 (please refresh/reload as this will be updated with errors or changes)
For subject curriculum see tabs on the right.