The school will endeavour to provide, for all pupils, the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum. The provision will be subject to the resources (teaching staff, facilities and equipment) present in school and the identified needs of the pupils.
Key Stage 3– Years 8-10
All pupils will study subjects which contribute to the following general areas:
Language and Literacy, Mathematics and Numeracy, The Arts (Art & Design, Drama and Music), Environment & Society (Geography and History), Science & Technology, Learning for Life and Work (Personal Development, Citizenship, Employability), Home Economics, Physical Education, Modern Languages and Religious Education.
Key Stage 4– Years 11 and 12
At the end of Key Stage 3 pupils will choose from a wide range of courses in order to best meet their needs. This provision will give them the opportunity to go on to further and higher education, to enter a training scheme or to take up employment.
In addition to studying English and Mathematics, pupils in Dunluce can choose to study Music, Home Economics (Child Development and/or Food), Double or Single Award 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 a week studying Occupational Studies (currently Construction or Hairdressing).
As of September 2013, three courses in Occupational Studies are now offered within the school: Horticulture, Digital Music & Digital Imaging. These complement a variety of BTEC vocational courses also on offer.
Pupils with Special Educational Needs
Those pupils identified with special educational needs will receive individual or in-class support from the SENCo, the Literacy Support Service and other school support services to help them achieve their full potential while attending this school. A copy of the school’s Special Educational Needs policy can be obtained from the Principal.
Any parent who wishes to make a complaint regarding the Curriculum policy of the school should address the complaint, in writing, to the Board of Governors through the Secretary (The Principal).
Further details regarding the curriculum, statutory rules or Department circulars about the curriculum or published inspection reports on the school may be obtained from the Principal.
In January, Year 12 pupils are given the opportunity to go on a week of Work Experience which is organised by the school. This is closely monitored by the Teacher in Charge of Work Experience who will make visits to placements throughout the week. Reports will be sought from each firm on the performance of the pupils on completion of their Work Experience.