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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Key Stage 3 Overview

During Key Stage 3 your daughter has developed her academic skills through studying a broad and balanced curriculum. 

However, in addition to her academic portfolio employers and universities will require evidence of:

• her ability to communicate effectively
• her ability to show potential as a leader
• her ability to work as part of a team
• her involvement in school and local community activities

It is crucial that your daughter develops these skills as they will have a pivotal role to play in persuading employers and universities to offer her a job or a university place.

Subjects offered at KS3

Art & Design  Coding  Drama  English  Entreprenurial Skills French
 Geography History  Home Econnomics Mathematics   Music Physical Education
Religion Science Technology      

Key Stage 4

In Years 11 & 12 students will study a broad range of GCSE subjects.  In St Mary’s students take up to 10 GCSEs or equivalents.  All Key Stage 4 students will study the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Religion, Learning for Life and Work, Science or Horticulture and PE. Students who have shown an aptitude and interest in Literature will study GCSE English Literature.  All students will select an additional 3 subjects to study. 

Students also have the opportunity to study subjects in collaboration with De La Salle High School, Blackwater and SERC.


GCSE Subjects offered:

 Art & Design Business Studies Drama English Language English Literature French
  Geography History Horticulture ICT Learning for Life and Work
Mathematics Media Music PE Preparation of Adult Life (PAL) Travel and Tourism

Subjects offered in De La Salle

Physical Education

Subjects offered in SERC

Level 1/2 Occupational Studies – Design & Creativity
Level 1/2 First Award in Construction and the Built Environment
Level 1/2 First Award in Engineering

Post 16 Provision

Post 16 Courses on offer:

 Art & Design Business Studies Applied Health and Social Care
Level 2 Health and Social Care Applied ICT Media
Religious Studies Sociology Travel and Tourism

When enrolled as a student at St Mary’s High School you will also be able to choose additional subjects.

Subjects offered in De La Salle:

Geography PE Media Studies
Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Construction and the Built Environment

Subjects offered in St. Patrick's Grammar:

Art & Design Biology  Business Studies
Business Studies (Applied) Chemistry Economics
English Literature French Geography
Health & Social Care (Applied) History Information Technology
ICT (Applied) Irish Spanish
Technology Performing Arts  


Post 16 Option Booklet