Key Stage 3: (Years 8, 9 and 10)


On entry to Drumglass High School our Key Stage 3 pupils follow the Northern Ireland Curriculum through the following Learning Areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, The Arts, Enviornment and Society, Modern Languages, Learning for Life and Work, Physical Education and Religious Education.


Infused within the curriculum are the cross-curricular skills of Communication, Using Mathematics and Using ICT, which are developed through the different Learning Areas along with Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities.



Pupils in Years 8-10 take the following subjects:


Art and Design

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)





Home Economics

Information and Communication Technology

Local and Global Citizenship



Personal Development

Physical Education

Religious Education


Technology and Design





Key Stage 4 (Years 11 and 12)


Senior school students study a broad range of subjects both academic and vocational. Care is taken in Year 10 to ensure pupils select the right pathway.


The curriculum consists of a compulsory core element and optional subjects.


Core Curriculum:




The compulsory core also includes non-examination Physical Education, Religious Education, Personal Development and Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.

Key Stage 4 Options:


Most pupils select GCSE subjects (or equivalent) from the following:


Agriculture (BTEC)

Art and Design

Business and Communications Technology

Business Studies

Child Development

Digital Technology

English Literature


Further Maths



Home Economics


Motor Vehicle and Road Users Studies

Performing Arts (BTEC)


Preparation for Adult Life (Level 2)

Science (Single Award)

Science (Double Award)

Sport (BTEC)

Religious Education

Technology and Design



In addition to these a number of subjects are offered in school or in partnership with South West College. These include Occupational Studies courses in a range of vocational areas and GCSEs in Construction and Engineering.

Our Curriculum

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