St. Patrick’s Grammar School offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses at Post-16 level and students can access others through our active involvement and leadership of collaboration with schools within the Lecale Learning Community. Admission to the Sixth Form is dependent on GCSE performance and the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available each year.
All students in Year 13 take four AS subjects with accelerated pathways and the opportunity to take additional subjects available to Gifted and Talented students. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that career options remain open and that entry to the high demand university courses remains a reality. Hand in hand with the pursuit of academic excellence is the strong pastoral support that ensures our students are able to make the transition to the demands of Higher Education.
All pupils follow a comprehensive careers programme designed to address and support their individual pathways and opportunities are provided for interaction with local businesses, community and further education institutions. Our A-Level students are successful in securing places locally at both Queen’s University (including St. Mary’s University College) and the University of Ulster and further afield including Oxford and Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, St. Andrews, Heriot-Watt, The London School of Economics, Imperial College London and prestigious Ivy League Colleges in the United States.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the wide range of enrichment activities, such as sport, music, drama, voluntary work, charity work and outdoor pursuits as well as the many opportunities that exist within our School Outreach Programme. All of these are central to ensuring we develop our students as well rounded individuals, with the qualities and competencies that will render them capable of making a difference in society.
|Applied Science BTEC||Geography||Physics|
|Art & Design||Government and Politics||Religious Studies|
|Biology||Health and Social Care (Applied)||Science (Applied)|
|Business Studies (Applied)||Information Technology||Software Systems Development|
|Construction BTEC||Irish||Sport BTEC|
|Economics||Mathematics||Sports Science and the Active Leisure Industry|
|English Literature||Media Studies||Technology and Design|
|French||Moving Image Arts||Theatre Studies|
|Further Mathematics||Music||Travel and Tourism BTEC|