Mrs S Matthewson (Head Of Department)
Mrs S Devlin / Miss E Butler
Ms C Doherty

Mrs K Robertson (Network Administrator)
Mr Martin Doherty (I.C.T. Technician) 

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Key Stage 3

The ICT curriculum at KS3 is innovative and encourages pupils to be creative in their use and application of the different tools.  Pupils study ICT as a discrete subject in Years 8 and 10.  They undergo an induction programme at the start of Year 8 and have opportunities across all learning areas to develop their skills.  We seek to develop sound operational skills and our objectives are to ensure that pupils learn to:

  • make the most of the technologies available to them
  • adapt to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve 
  • limit the risks to themselves and others in a digital environment

Units include Internet Safety, Gaming and Multimedia.  Assessment is continuous and through the development of an e-portfolio in each year.  Students also take online internal examinations in January and June of Year 8 and 10.  At the end of Year 10 an e-portfolio of the pupil's work will be assessed and each pupil will be assigned a Level of Progression in ICT, inline with statutory requirements.


Students who select GCSE ICT will follow the CCEA Specification.  This course has 60% Controlled Assessment (45 hours) and a 40% terminal examination.  Much of Year 11 will be spent completing Unit 1 (33%) of the course which is submitted to CCEA in May of Year 11 for accreditation.  

A Level

A Level ICT gives pupil's the opportunity to study aspects of software development in detail.  Pupils follow the A Level ICT CCEA Specification.  Those in Year 13 undertake two projects.  One is related to data processing and develops programming skills; the second is a multimedia project enabling students to display their creative side. In Year 14 pupils develop a software solution for a complex problem this enables them to further develop software and problem solving skills.  

Extra Curricular

Pupils can avail of open access to ICT resources from 8.15 - 9am every morning.  Laptops are also available every afternoon at the homework club from 3.30-5pm.  Throughout the year there are after school facilities in the ICT department where all pupils can avail of specialist assistance and senior pupils can continue coursework development.

Other articles of interest:

March 2017

AS Irish Workshop UU

» 3rd March 2017

Year 12 Retreat

» 6th March 2017

Year 14 Retreat

» 7th March 2017

Year 8 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 7th March 2017 at 1:00 - 3:30pm

Reconciliation Day

» 8th March 2017

Fainne Airgid

» 10th March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 11th March 2017

Unity Project 10A and 10E

» 13th March 2017

PTA / Student Council - Irish Night

» 14th March 2017 at 8pm

Year 14 Spanish Debate QUB

» 14th March 2017

Aifreann La Feile Padraig

» 15th March 2017

Exceptional Closure

» 16th March 2017

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 9:00am - 11:30am

Year 13 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Silver DoE Expedition

» 16th March 2017

St Patrick's Day Holiday

» 17th March 2017

History Berlin Trip

» 17th March 2017 ~ 20th March 2017

Year 12 GCSE PE Moderation

» 21st March 2017

Netball Finals

» 22nd March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 25th March 2017

Bronze DoE

» 25th March 2017

A2 Irish Work Shop UU

» 31st March 2017