Secondary Academic Offer

All students at Peak follow a broad, balanced, challenging, creative and rewarding curriculum of learning.

We closely map our learning to the National Curriculum to ensure that all of our students achieve, grow and learn under the expert guidance of our teaching and instructional staff.

The range of learning activities are tailored to suit students needs, abilities and aspirations to ensure that they are on the right path and focused on their development.

We recognise that students have faced many barriers to learning in the past and fundamental learning may have been missed. Our curriculum is student centred and aims to work with students to reach expectations and milestones appropriate to their needs and developmental stages.

This brings out the best in them and offers the best opportunities to reach typical milestones and expectations, including achieving qualifications from GCSE’s and vocational subjects to National Governing Bodies.

Our secondary-level curriculum includes:

  • GCSE – English, Maths & ICT
  • Entry Level Certificate Maths
  • Step Up to English
  • Functional Skills – English, Maths & ICT
  • BTEC Level 1, 2 & 3
  • UKCC – 1 & 2 Star Canoeing
  • Paddle Power – Canoe & Kayaking
  • National Navigation Award – Bronze, Silver & Gold
  • NICAS – Indoor Climbing Level 1, 2 & 3
  • NIBAS – Indoor Bouldering Level 1, 2 & 3
  • Duke of Edinburgh – Full & Sectional Award (Bronze, Silver & Gold)


Progression routes

Students who have completed their school careers have taken on a variety of different pathways into employment and training. These include, instructors at outdoor activity centres, further training through training providers, college placements or directly into employment. Peak Education supports students in year 11 to year 13 to ensure that their achievements and experience are well designed in their CV as well as supporting with open days and interviews. We specifically support year 11 to 13 students to showcase their achievements and experience during open days and job interviews.