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The School Curriculum

The School Curriculum

 

The N.I. Curriculum with the statutory provisions for Years 8 – 10 is in place. The Key Stage III learning areas are English (including Media Education), Mathematics (including Financial Capability), Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology) Technology, Environment & Society (Geography & History), Modern Languages (French/Spanish), Arts (Art & Design, Music & Drama), Religious Education, Physical Education, Learning for Life & Work (Home Economics, Personal Development, Local & Global Citizenship and Education for Employability). The services of a French Assistant are available each year.

 

Additional curriculum initiatives also facilitate the provisions for Special Education Needs, Underachievement and supporting Newcomer Pupils.  The school enjoys membership of the Craigavon Area Learning Community which promotes co-operation between local post-primary schools for the benefit of all young people. Pupils may also participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities which include sport, drama, music as well as various clubs. A copy of the complaints’ procedure with regard to the curriculum is available upon request from the school office. 

11+ Transfer

 

A special Induction Morning for Year 8 pupils is held at the start of the new school year, the purpose of which is to help ease transition from primary to secondary school and to foster effective home/school liaison. We value our links with our contributory primary schools and liaise closely with our primary partners to ensure that we have the most up to date and relevant information about our new Year 8 pupils.

 

14+ Transfer

 

At 14+ pupils transfer to Portadown College or Craigavon Senior High School (Senior High Schools) or other schools.  Continued emphasis is placed upon career guidance at this time.

 

Transfer at 14+ (June 2021)

In June arrangements for the transfer of Year 10 pupils were finalised as follows:-

 

A total of:

99 pupils transferred to Portadown

109 pupils transferred to Craigavon Senior High School

5 pupils transferred to other schools

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