It is the policy of the Board of Governors that all pupils will be offered a broad and balanced Curriculum. A full version of the School’s Curriculum Policy is available in the School Office for examination, if required, by parents of both actual and prospective pupils.
In Years 11 and 12, pupils study at least 10 GCSE subjects, after which all suitably qualified pupils may enter the sixth form to study for AS level in an appropriate number of subjects.
The following subjects are available for study at GCSE level:-
Additional Mathematics, Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, English, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics, ICT, Journalism, Learning for Life and Work, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish and Technology.
The following specifications are followed by pupils in Lurgan College:-
C.C.E.A. - N.I. Council for the Curriculum Examinations & Assessment
General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
General Certificate of Education Advanced (GCE)
A.Q.A. – General Certificate of Education Advanced (GCE) in Accounting, Critical Thinking, Law, Physical Education, Psychology and Travel & Tourism.
During Years 11 and 12 all pupils are timetabled for an Applied GCSE in Learning for Life and Work which will include Personal, Social and Health Education, Citizenship and Employability/Careers Education. All pupils are also timetabled to study GCSE Religious Studies. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from R.S. and acts of collective worship after consultation with the Headmaster.
Pupils who obtain suitable GCSE passes will be promoted into the Year 13 in September. In Year 13 they will study four subjects to AS Level and then take three of these on to A2 level in Year 14. Over the course of both Years 13 and 14, pupils will undertake a programme of Enrichment Classes (including the opportunity to study certified courses in Key Skills, COPE and the VTCT Extended Project Qualification, Physical Education and Games.
The following subjects are available for study at post 16:-
General – Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Critical Thinking, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Mathematics, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies and Spanish.
Applied – Accounting, Art and Design, Health and Social Care, Home Economics, ICT, Law, Music, Physical Education, Technology and Design, Travel and Tourism, Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (L3), Key Skills Application of Number (Level 3), Key Stage Communication (Level 3), Key Stage ICT (Level 3) and VTCT Extended Project Qualification.
Complaints by parents in relation to the curriculum should, in the first instance, be addressed to the secretary of the Board of Governors who will bring the complaints to the attention of the Governors.