"The College motto Gloria ab Intus (Glory from within) reflects our conviction that education is not merely concerned with the imparting of information but is also about helping young people to mature as individuals."

St. Malachy's, as a Diocesan College, aims to create a Catholic ethos in which students flourish and develop all their talents. The school therefore begins from the principle that its curriculum, which is seen as the total range of learning experiences and activities provided by the school, including its pastoral provision, is intentionally directed to the growth of the whole person. Belief in a God of love, justice and forgiveness is seen as being essential to this process.

 

The College motto Gloria ab Intus (Glory from within) reflects our conviction that education is not merely concerned with the imparting of information but is also about helping young people to mature as individuals. The College seeks to preserve its traditions of spirituality and learning so that all pupils and staff can experience continuity in achievement and further their own spiritual, educational and personal growth in a pleasant, interesting and stimulating environment.

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In Years 8, 9 and 10, all pupils follow the same curriculum, which includes a total of fifteen subjects as well as discrete provision for Learning for Life and Work. Elements of LLW are also infused across the learning areas, along with opportunities for the development and assessment of the cross-curricular skills (Communication, Using ICT, Using maths).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Year 8 and Year 9 LLW includes the delivery of;

  • Personal Development           

  • Citizenship

  • Employability               

 

In Year 10 pupils LLW will focus on;

  • Employability 

Art & Design                         Physical Education               Drama

Music

English

French

Irish 

Spanish

Science                                         Technology

Home Economics

Mathematics

Geography

History

Religious Studies

ICT & Computing Skills

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Languages:

 

  • French

  • Irish

  • Spanish

  • Gaeilge

Sciences:

 

  • Double Award Science

  • Triple Award Science

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Biology

 

Core Subjects:

 

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Religious Studies

Options:

  • Further Mathematics

  • Art and Design

  • Business Studies

  • Business and Communication Systems (BACS)

  • Engineering

  • Moving Image Arts

  • Computer Studies

  • Drama

  • Geography

  • History

  • Home Economics

  • Information Communication Technology

  • Journalism

  • Leisure and Tourism

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Technology and Design

The Sixth Form Curriculum aims to build upon the foundations laid in KS4. The school tries to accommodate any combination of subjects. Pupils normally study three subjects for AS, pupils with a strong GCSE performance are encouraged to study a fourth subject at GCE AS-level.  Most students take three subjects through to A2 level but some may continue to study four.

             

The following subjects are currently being offered at A-level: (2018-19)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of these subjects are offered through collaboration with other schools from within the North Belfast Area Learning Community and through the

Diocesan Colleges.

           

All pupils are required to supplement their A-level studies by taking additional courses in Religious Education (except for students taking A-level Religious Studies) and Careers Education. Students are encouraged to include time for Physical Education (personal fitness training) as well as partaking in the Voluntary Service programme. These additional courses are offered to broaden the educational experience of the pupils by providing access to knowledge, understanding and skills in a greater range of curricular areas. All students also have a weekly tutorial period.

Applied Business

Biology

Computing

Economics

Further Mathematics

History

Journalism

Music

Religious Studies

Sports Studies

 

Applied ICT

Business Studies

Design & Technology

English Literature

Geography

Home Economics

Mathematics

Physics

Sociology

 

Art & Design               

Chemistry                   

Drama                         

French

Health & Social Care

Irish                

Moving Image Arts     

Politics                        

Spanish           

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