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.

Subjects offered: 

 Applied Science BTEC  Geography  Physics
 Art & Design  Government and Politics  Religious Studies
 Biology  Health and Social Care (Applied)  Science (Applied)
 Business Studies  History  Sociology
 Business Studies (Applied)  Information Technology  Software Systems Development
 Chemistry  ICT (Applied)  Spanish
 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
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