Theschool will endeavour to provide, for all pupils, the requirements of theNorthern Ireland Curriculum. Theprovision will be subject to the resources (teaching staff, facilities andequipment) present in school and the identified needs of the pupils.
Key Stage 3– Years 8-10
Allpupils will study subjects which contribute to the following general areas:
Languageand Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy, The Arts (Art & Design, Drama andMusic), Environment & Society (Geography and History), Science &Technology, Learning for Life and Work (Personal Development, Citizenship,Employability), Home Economics, Physical Education, Modern Languages andReligious Education.
Key Stage 4– Years 11 and 12
Atthe end of Key Stage 3 pupils will choose from a wide range of courses in orderto best meet their needs. This provisionwill give them the opportunity to go on to further and higher education, toenter a training scheme or to take up employment.
Inaddition to studying English and Mathematics, pupils in Dunluce can choose tostudy Music, Home Economics (Child Development and/or Food), Double or SingleAward Science, English Literature, Art & Design, History, Geography, Travel & Tourism, Media Studies, Drama, Technology& Design, Graphic Products, Motor Vehicle Studies, French, Spanish,Business Studies, Business & Communication Studies, Physical Education, Sports Studies, Learning for Life and Work,Religious Education. Pupils can,alternatively, opt to follow a more applied course attending the NRC one day aweek studying Occupational Studies.
Pupils withSpecial Educational Needs
Thosepupils identified with special educational needs will receive individual orin-class support from the SENCo, the Literacy Support Service and other schoolsupport services to help them achieve their full potential while attending thisschool. A copy of the school’s SpecialEducational Needs policy can be obtained from the Headmaster.
Anyparent who wishes to make a complaint regarding the Curriculum policy of theschool should address the complaint, in writing, to the Board of Governorsthrough the Secretary (The Headmaster).
Furtherdetails regarding the curriculum, statutory rules or Department circulars aboutthe curriculum or published inspection reports on the school may be obtainedfrom the Headmaster.
InJanuary, Year 12 pupils are given the opportunity to go on a week of WorkExperience which is organised by the school. This is closely monitored by the Teacher in Charge of Work Experiencewho will make visits to placements throughout the week. Reports will be sought from each firm on theperformance of the pupils on completion of their Work Experience.