Curriculum Overview


Glastry College believes in providing learning and knowledge that is relevant for a 21st Century workplace. As such, our curriculum values both academic and vocational courses that deliver stimulation, challenge and success across all key stages. We believe that all students can thrive given the opportunity to study suitable courses supported by teachers who have high expectations of what their students’ can achieve and who deliver the highest standards of teaching.


Our commitment to ICT reflects our determination to put technology at the heart of learning, while our College Virtual Learning Environment provides a platform for students to learn online through the many courses we offer. We believe in personalising the learning process and our bespoke tracking system enables us to monitor student progress, intervene and provide tailored support for students while at the same time praising those making progress. 

Key Stage 3 Subjects

In Years 8, 9 and 10 students study the following subjects in line with the NI Curriculum:

  • Art & Design

  • Citizenship

  • Design & Technology

  • Drama

  • Employability

  • English

  • French

  • Geography

  • History

  • Home Economics

  • ICT

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Personal Development

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Education

  • Science

  • Spanish – accelerated group



For GCSE, all students study the core subjects of:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Physical Education

  • An LLW course, including Careers and either Preparation for Adult Life, or COPE, or Prince’s Trust

  • Religious Studies


Optional Courses Modules (*subject to demand)

  • Double Award Science*

  • Art & Design*

  • Business & Communication Studies*

  • Business Studies*

  • Child Development*

  • Drama*

  • ECDL*

  • English Literature*

  • French*

  • Geography*

  • Government & Politics*

  • History*

  • Home Economics*

  • ICT*

  • Motor Vehicle Road User Studies*

  • Music*

  • Religious Studies*

  • Spanish*

  • Sports Studies*

  • Technology & Design*

  • Travel & Tourism*

  • Vocational Courses* in Engineering, Business, Construction, Sports, ICT, Beauty, Child Development and Catering



Courses available:

  • Art & Design

  • Professional Business Services

  • COPE Level 3 (compulsory for all students)

  • Design & Technology

  • Engineering

  • Geography

  • Health and Social Care

  • History

  • Hospitality

  • IT

  • Life & Health Science

  • Performing Arts

  • Public Services

  • Science

  • Sociology

  • Sports 

  • Technology

  • Tourism


Sixth Form Opportunities

Over the last number of years Glastry College has developed and offered a range of sixth form courses to both its own students and those transferring to the College. We work in Collaboration with other NDALC schools to offer as wide a choice of curriculum offer as we can so as to meet the requirements of the entitlement framework.