Academic Curriculum

At Glenlola Collegiate, we offer students a high quality learning experience supported by well qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff.  Staff regularly review and adapt classroom activities to meet individual learner’s needs so as to support them sensitively and effectively.

We aim to educate and develop the whole person by providing a wide range of learning mediums that are both stimulating and challenging.  This equips our girls to cope with life in the twenty-first century.  It is with these thoughts in mind that we have developed an exciting and well balanced curriculum.

Glenlola Collegiate enrols girls from all sections of our community who can benefit from the education offered in a grammar school.

Accordingly, the School complies with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum in terms of the Statutory General Learning Areas and Learning for Life and Work at key Stage 3 and with regard to the learning opportunities and Learning Areas at Key Stage 4.

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL YEARS 8-10

Every girl in Junior School follows a common course of study for her first three years.  This comprises:

  • Art and Design
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • ICT
  • Learning for Life and Work*
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages – French in Years 8, 9 and 10; German or Spanish from Year 9
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Science – Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Year 10
  • Technology and Design

*All pupils study modules on Citizenship, Education for Employability and Personal Development

Religious Studies in Junior and Middle School is taught from a non-denominational basis.  Parents have the right to withdraw their daughters from these classes and the collective worship section of morning assembly on the grounds of conscience.

Instrumental and Singing tuition is provided through the School’s own tutors and SEELB visiting tutors.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS 11-12

In Years 11 and 12 each girl chooses her GCSE subjects from the following options:

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art and Design
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Drama
  • English
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • ICT
  • Learning for Life and Work
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies – Long and Short Courses
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Technology and Design

SENIOR SCHOOL YEARS 

Girls may enter Senior School for post-16 options following a successful completion of the GCSE programme.  The subject choice is extensive:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Health and Social Care
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Technology and Design
  • Theatre Studies

A number of additional subjects is offered in collaboration with other local schools through the Bangor Learning Partnership.  These include Sociology, Moving Image Arts, Environmental Technology, Applied Business and Applied ICT.

In addition to the post-16 programme of study, girls in Senior School also have the opportunity to undertake a programme of study skills, career planning and university entry guidance which helps them to develop a wider range of personal skills and interests.

Any issue regarding the School’s policy or practice on the curriculum, if unresolved by informal discussion with the Heads of Section or the Headmaster, may be referred to the SEELB and attended to in accordance with statutory requirements.

A comments and/or complaints procedure is available for the use of the school community.

Parental Complaints Procedure   Parental Complaints Procedure

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