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Parents and pupils attend subject information evenings and are provided with advice and guidance as they choose GCSE and A level courses. Every effort is made to accommodate the choices made by the pupils and reciprocal arrangements are in place through the South Belfast Area Learning Community to ensure that pupils can access the courses of their choice through collaboration with other local schools, the Belfast Metropolitan College or the South Eastern Regional College.

Start

End

Lesson
8:40am 9:10am Registration/Form Time/Assembly
9:10am 10:10am Period 1
10:10am 11:10am Period 2
11:10am 11:30am Break
11:30am 12:30pm Period 3
12:30pm 1:30pm Period 4
1:30pm 2:10pm

Lunch

2:10pm 3:10pm Period 5
3:10pm

After school extra-curricular activities including sports fixtures, language classes and a wide range of clubs.

In Sixth Form, most pupils study 4 AS subjects and continue with at least 3 A2 subjects in preparation for higher education. Over 90% of Year 14 pupils gain admission to their selected university courses.

A comprehensive enrichment programme for all Year 13 pupils offers a range of extra-curricular subjects including Critical Thinking, Survival Cookery, Film Studies and Digital Photography, which complement the core curriculum and promote independent learning, helping to develop each pupil’s thinking skills and personal capabilities.

The school day begins at 8.40am and ends at 3.10pm with extra-curricular activities running after school each day. The College operates a 10-day timetable over each fortnight, with 5 one-hour teaching periods in each school day. Pupils attend whole school or form assembly each day and enjoy a 20-minute break and 40 minutes for lunch.