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Curriculum

Learn about the broad and balanced curriculum offered to all our students at Devenish College

Post 16 Curriculum at Devenish College

After GCSE examinations many of our pupils return to school for further study. Our current provision includes AS, A2 and other Level 3 Courses in a wide range of subjects including -

• Applied Business
• Applied Health and Social Care
• Applied Science
• Art and Design
• Biology
• Construction
• Creative Media
• Engineering
• French
• German
• Government and Politics
• History
• Home Economics
• Hospitality
• Applied ICT,
• Moving Image Arts
• Music
• Performing Arts
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Religious Studies
• Sport
• Software Systems
• Travel and Tourism
• Technology and Design.

Some of these courses are delivered in collaboration with South West College and other schools in the Fermanagh Learning Community. Students can also avail of an extensive range of additional courses on offer. These include Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE), ASDAN International Award, the Millennium Volunteer Award, Peer Mentor Award and other enrichment courses.

Students can also return to study a BTEC Level 2 Course in Hospitality with an opportunity to repeat GCSE English and Mathematics. A work experience placement is an integral part of this course enabling students to develop the practical application of their skills. A well-equipped Sixth Form Centre is available to Post-16 students for private study.

Curriculum

Key Stage 3
Devenish College is well equipped to deliver a wide range of subjects.

On entry to the school, pupils are carefully placed into classes based on their personal, social and academic needs. In the first three years pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the Northern Ireland requirements. All pupils in year 8 study the following –

• Art and Design
• Citizenship
• Employability
• English and Drama
• French
• Geography
• History
• Home Economics

ICT
• Mathematics
• Music
• Personal Development
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Science
• Technology and Design

Classes are stimulating and challenging with active teaching methods and opportunities for connected learning. Regular assessments enable staff to track student’s progress in subject areas and the cross curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and ICT. Our staff fully embrace the teaching of other key skills such as working with others, problem solving and decision making.

Key Stage 4
Pupils in Key Stage 4 can avail from a selection of pathways and courses. Students are carefully guided to select pathways according to their abilities, career aspirations and subject choices. The courses may be GCSE or an alternative accredited course.
All pupils study –

• English
• Mathematics
• Physical Education

• Religious Studies
• Learning for Life and Work
• Science.

Other subjects currently on offer include

• Agriculture
• Art and Design
• Additional Science
• Biology,
• Business Studies
• Child Development,
• Employability Skills
• English Literature
• French
• Geography
• German
• History
• Home Economics,
ICT
• Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies
• Music
• Personal Success and Well being
• Prince’s Trust Award
• Technology and Design

Occupational Studies courses are also available in

• Business and Services
• Construction
• Design and Creativity
• Environment and Society

A group of pupils may participate in a collaborative programme with South West College completing more vocationally based Occupational Studies units from -

• Construction
• Engineering
• Technology and Innovation

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