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Key Stage 4

Preparation for external examinations and engagement in Programmes of Study that will offer qualifications, is central to Year 11 & 12. It is important at this stage that students begin to develop a plan for their future. Aspirational thinking will enable them to focus on their goals and work steadily towards acquiring the skills and qualifications needed to access the next stage within or beyond St Patrick’s College.

Pupils study the following subjects:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Single Award Science
  • Double award science
  • Religion
  • Geography
  • History
  • Irish
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Motor Vehicle Road User Studies
  • Construction
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Art and Design
  • Digital Technology
  • Moving Image
  • Learning for Life and Work
  • Health and Social Care
  • Sports Studies
  • Engineering
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Occupational Studies
  • Learning Together


We continuously review our Curriculum offer to improve our provision and ensure it meets the needs of our students, who will be undertaking future study or work opportunities in a changing society. We are conscious that skill development in all Key Stages is important to ensure that our pupils are equipped to rise to the challenges of life after school.

Central to our Curriculum Planning is our mission to “inspire future generations”. Our staff are committed to providing the best possible educational experience and to enabling students to achieve and access their hopes and goals.

Assessment & reporting

Our pupils are continually assessed throughout the academic year at all Key Stages.

There are four assessment cycles throughout the academic year and progress is reported to parents and provides a platform for evaluation and review of performance with our students. All parents receive a full academic school report annually and three progress reviews during the year.

Pupils’ achievement is closely monitored and the pastoral and academic teams work closely with pupils and parents, aiming to ensure that pupils reach their full potential.

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