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Examination Results


Despite the challenges of the pandemic we helped our students to achieve the best results in the school ever. Results from this cohort were based on teacher assessed grades. There were no external exams. The process used to gather evidence was thorough and detailed and led to fair results for our students.

Our Headline Figures

Nationally, schools are judged using a number of criteria:

  • Attainment 8
  • Progress 8 (click here for an explanation)
  • % of students achieving a pass in English and maths
  • % of students achieving the EBacc

School Performance Tables can be found here. 

Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Progress 8 is a measure of the progress children make between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school. It’s designed to encourage good quality teaching across a broad curriculum.

Progress 8 and Attainment 8 are based on pupils’ performance in eight qualifications. These are English and maths, up to three subjects from the Ebacc list, and students’ three highest scores from a range of other qualifications, including GCSEs and approved non-GCSEs. English and maths are given double weighting to reflect their importance.

The raw point score from these eight qualifications is average to give the school's Attainment 8 score. You would expect it to be higher in schools that have more academically able students, such as grammar schools.

The Progress 8 score is calculated by comparing each student's Attainment 8 score to those nationally of other students who had the same KS2 SATs results. This is designed to measure how much progress each student has made from Year 6 to Year 11. 

A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower.

The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. Schools with a Progress 8 score of below -0.5 are not achieving the minimum standard expected by the Government. A score of +0.5 of above shows that pupils in that school are making well above the expected level of progress.

Our Attainment 8 figure was 45.42   

 Our Progress 8 figure is not published yet. 

% of students achieving a pass in English and maths

League tables report the percentage of students who achieve a 'strong pass' (5 or above) in both English (either language or literature) and maths. 

62.4%  of our students gained 4 or above in English and maths

43% of our students gained 5 or above in English and maths

% of students achieving the EBacc

The EBacc is awarded to students who achieve a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and achieve a grade C or above in two sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Core Science, Additional Science or Computer Science), a humanities (Geography or History) and a language.

10.2% of our students were entered for the English Baccalaureate

Our Average points score for EBacc was 3.8 and 7% of all students gained 5 or above in the EBacc.

Exam & Assessment Results

Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.



Average Total Progress 8 (Provisional)


Students Achieving 9-5 in English and Maths


Students Achieving 9-5 in English


Students Achieving 9-5 in Maths


Students Entered For the EBacc


EBacc Average Point Score


Eighteen of our students gained 8 or more grade 7s and above. Our highest achiever gained 10 grade 9s.

These achievements allow our students to follow the future path of their choice, whether that be into higher education, apprenticeships or other further training. A significant number of our students will progress onto A Level course which will enable them to attend top universities and we are delighted to celebrate some exceptional individual performances.

We believe that our Sixth Form provides a wonderful opportunity for students to fulfil their potential in a caring and vibrant community and we now look forward to many of these successful students joining us in September to take up their A Level and Btec courses. 

Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after KS4

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16). This is for pupils who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication. For example, the 2019 table shows pupils who finished year 11 in 2017, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.









Local authority state-funded schools




England state-funded schools




Sixth Form Results

Glossopdale School and Sixth Form is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their academic and vocational A levels this summer. Students have worked very hard under difficult circumstances to reach their full potential and we are very proud of their achievements.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. 

11 students achieved A*/A or their equivalent D*/D Btec grades in all their subjects and 95% of students secured their first choice places at university. Some students are embarking upon a gap year, taking up an apprenticeship or moving onto full time employment.

Below is a small taste of some of our successes:

Will P - A*A*A*A* -  Cambridge to study Natural Sciences

Aidan B – A* Dist* AA – Sheffield University, Biomedical Science

Kade N – AAB – Durham University, Computer Science

James P – A*A*A*A – Newcastle University, History and Politics

Adam B – A*AAA – Sheffield, Biomedical Science

Jodie S – Dist* AA – University of York, Film and TV Production

David S – A*A*A*A* - Imperial College London, Biomedical Engineering

Nina W – A*AAB – Kent University, Forensic Science

Emily S – Dist* Dist* Dist* - Sheffield Hallam, Social Work

Cameron J – Dist* Dist Dist - gap year 

Kayla P – Dist*Dist*B – Manchester University, Mental Health Nursing

Callum S – Dist* Dist Dist – UCLAN, Adult Nursing

We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto their higher education and work related pathways, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.

Click here to read  Glossop Chronicle Results Day article

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA