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The Sixth Form Curriculum is designed to provide intensive academic specialised courses in recognised subject areas leading to the award of an A-level certificate. While the academic approach central to all courses is very important, teachers try to ensure that the aims and ethos of the school permeate the teaching of their specific subject and appropriate vocational courses leading to the award of A-level equivalent qualifications.

Each A-level pupil is expected to study three or four subjects to AS level and continue with three to A2 standard, although some will study more. Pupils taking any of the vocational courses are expected to supplement their studies with the appropriate number of A-level subjects for the university course of their choice.

In addition to his main studies each pupil is given the opportunity to from a wide menu of enrichment activities including ICT, Media Studies (AS), Survival Cooking Skills and Law (AS).Enrichment is further enhanced by our Pupil Leadership programme whereby pupils are encouraged to participate fully in the life of the school by playing a key pastoral role with junior pupils. This develops ownership of the school by senior pupils who work in partnership with staff. The Additional Studies programme also includes Interview Training and Careers Conventions and an "Industry Matters" day in Years 13 and 14. A week-long work experience is also arranged for the sixth year pupils (Year 13). Strong links have been forged with Queen's University,Belfastand many local businesses and industries. Such links provide opportunities for our pupils to develop an awareness of the world of work and career opportunities.

All A-level pupils follow courses in Religious Education (CARITAS) and Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG). The Sixth Form curriculum is designed to provide intensive academic specialised courses in recognised subject areas. While the academic approach is very important, all teachers try to ensure that the aims and ethos of the College form a back to the teaching of their specific subject. We encourage our sixth form pupils to be careful about the ion of their AS and A-level subjects. Obviously GCSE results will play a vital role in any final decision, but we expect intending A-level pupils to have a real enthusiasm for their subjects. This makes it easier for pupils to become committed to their studies, to become independent learners and to take responsibility for their own work.

Subjects offered:

AS / A-Level:

The following subjects are offered at B.Tech level:

  • B.Tech Sport(Level 3 Diploma) - both single and double award.
  • B.Tech Construction & the Built Environment (Level 3 Diploma) - double award (worth x2 A-levels).

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