Ms Roisin Collins
Mr Jim Doyle
Ms Claire Hamilton
Mrs Emma McGlone
Ms Anne McGowan (Head of Department)
Miss Louise McNamara
Key Stage 3
Year 8 students explore Diversity and Inclusion as well as Human Rights and
Social Responsibility. In Year 9 students examine Equality and Social Justice
and in Year 10 Democracy and Participation. Classes are given two periods a
week which rotate with ICT.
Key Stage 4
Year 11 and 12 students undertake the GCSE. It has four units - Local and
Global Citizenship, Personal Development, Employability and two Controlled
Assessment Tasks. It is delivered in three/four periods per week.
Citizenship and Learning for Life and Work Programme promotes active learning,
participation and essential skills such as communication, literacy, using
mathematics and ICT. Action Based Projects are considered vital components of
Citizenship Education and provide the opportunity for students to develop their
interests and engage with a particular issue. They also aim to establish closer
links with the wider school community.
recent years we have successfully completed Action Based Projects in close
collaboration with Save the Children. We welcome impute of NGOs and strongly
support the work of Trocaire. We have an annual conference for our Year 9
students on poverty which has proved particularly successful. The Cedar
Foundation also works closely with our Year 9 students to promote equality and
social justice for groups with disabilities, while George Newell from the Inner
East Belfast Community Project works with our Year 10 students on strategies to
combat Racism and Sectarianism.
Years 13 and 14 Citizenship continues to be delivered through the Pastoral Care