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Curriculum

Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Developing independent learning is a key element of the Revised Curriculum. Understanding the preferred learning styles and the strategies needed to improve learning, is fundamental to increasing achievement, and is the focus for Personalised Learning throughout Year 8. There is also the opportunity to take GCSE Irish in Year 10.

Subjects on Offer at Key Stage 3

Art 

Dance

Drama

English

Financial Capability

French

Geography

History

Home Economics

ICT

Irish

Learning for Life & Work

Literacy

Mathematics

Music

P.S.H.E.

Physical Education

Religious Education

Spanish

Science

Technology & Design

Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum gives pupils a broad and balanced mix of Vocational and Academic subjects for a pupil's chosen pathway. Pupils are continually assessed and set their own targets in their daybooks, in order to ensure their success with the guidance of their Form Teacher and subject teacher.

Subjects on Offer at Key Stage 4

Art & Design

BTEC Certificate in Applied Science

BTEC Certificate in Hospitality

BTEC First Award in Performing Arts Dance

BTEC Performing Arts (Performance)

Business Studies

Business Communication Systems

Childcare & Education

CoPE

Customer Service

Design & Creativity

Digital Technology

Drama

English

English Language

English Literature

French

Geography

Health & Social Care

History

Hospitality

Irish

Mathematics

Media Studies

Occupational Studies – Design and CreativityMusicPhysical Education

Religious Studies

Science

Science (Double Award)

Spanish

Technology & Design

Product Design

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The majority of our pupils went on to Further and Higher Education last year, including:

Belfast Metropolitan College

Chester University

Edinburgh Napier University

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool John Moore's University

Manchester College

Our Post 16 Curriculum

The majority of our Year 12 pupils return to Sixth Form to continue their studies. We offer a wide range of subjects to pursue both Vocational and Academic pathways. In order to ensure the best possible entitlement, for all our pupils, we have additional subjects taught in our partner schools within the Foyle Learning Community. Some of our current Year 13 and Year 14 pupils are availing of courses in:

  • Ulster University

  • Queen’s University Belfast

  • NWRC

  • University of Leeds 

  • Liverpool Hope University

  • Atlantic Technological University

Some subjects are offered as part of the Foyle Learning Community.​

Subjects on Offer at AS/Advance Level & Equivalent

Applied Science

Art & Design

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Child Care

CoPE

Customer Services

Digital Technology

Drama & Theatre

Studies

English Literature

French

Geography

Hospitality

Health & Social Care

History

Irish

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in ICT

Mathematics

Media: Communication & Production

Moving Image Arts

Music

Performing Arts

Physical Education

Physics

Politics

Religious Studies

Spanish

Product Design

Travel & Tourism

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Pupils also went to study:

Queen's University, Belfast

University of Ulster

St Mary's University College, Belfast

Stranmillis University College

North West Regional College

Cardiff University 

Manchester Metropolitan University

Middlesex University

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Plymouth University

University of Cumbria

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