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Aughnacloy College Prospectus

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Aughnacloy College Prospectus Achieving Learning Caring If you wish to obtain further information about any aspect of the school or to discuss your child s progress please contact the school by telephone in person or via email Aughnacloy College 23 Carnteel Road Aughnacloy Co Tyrone BT69 6DX T 028 8555 7289 E info aughnacloycollege org uk AughnacloyCollege AughnacloyColl

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WELCOME I commend to you this edition of the school prospectus which gives you information on the school Your child has reached the stage of making a decision on their choice of Post Primary school and you will be assisting them with that very important decision Aughnacloy College is a coeducational non selective school with a Christian ethos which respects the rights and beliefs of the individual Pupils are encouraged to participate in the extra curricular activities offered by the school Aims of the College Our annual Open Night will be held this year on Tuesday 8th January 2019 This will give you and your child the chance to see around the school and meet pupils and staff We pride ourselves in providing excellent pastoral care in a family like atmosphere In the last inspection of the school the inspectors reported the following The quality of the pastoral care is outstanding The pupils are gaining in their confidence and self esteem their behaviour is excellent and they evince a strong sense of respect and fellowship If you require any further information on the school please visit the school website aughnacloycollege org uk or make an appointment via the school office Principal Mr C J Berry BSc PGCE PQH The pupils spoke with enthusiasm about the individual care and support provided by their teachers They also reported that they are well aware of what to do if they have any concerns about their safety or well being 2 To provide a caring and challenging learning environment 3 To promote positive behaviour and good personal relationships 4 To develop the pupils self confidence and self discipline 5 To equip pupils for learning in life and work 6 To recognise that all pupils are individuals with unique talents and needs Left Year 12 girls receiving their GCSE results in August 2018 Below Lewis and Kane Coleman receiving their GCSE results from Mr Berry Below Right Emily Condy previous Head Girl receiving her GCSE results from Mr Berry Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 1 To establish positive partnerships with feeder schools the home the community and other services 01 7 To recognise and respect the right of each member of our school community Achieving Learning Caring

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CURRICULUM Aughnacloy College follows the Revised Curriculum of Northern Ireland The school prides itself in the excellent academic outcomes of the pupils and the extensive curriculum on offer at Key Stage 4 Level The curriculum incorporates a wide variety of both academic and vocational courses A range of interactive and engaging teaching methods in conjunction with related educational trips workshops and practical activities are implemented throughout all years of study to create an enjoyable and inspiring teaching and learning environment at Aughnacloy College A broad range of subjects are offered at Key Stage 3 Level All pupils follow common areas of study The cross curricular skills of using mathematics using ICT and communication are developed and assessed across a range of subjects Those pupils opting to take up Occupational Studies at Key Stage 4 Level travel to SWC Dungannon campus one day per week to study courses which include catering beauty hairdressing brickwork digital video engineering or joinery At Key Stage 4 a large range of courses are offered by Aughnacloy College in accordance with the Northern Ireland Entitlement Framework Most pupils take up GCSE courses where choice is more flexible than at Key Stage 3 Level General subjects can also be combined with vocational subjects Subjects offered at Key Stage 3 Subjects offered at Key Stage 4 include Art and Design Art and Design Drama Business Studies English Child Development French English Geography French History Geography Home Economics History ICT Home Economics Learning for Life and Work Digital Technology Mathematics Learning for Life and Work Music Mathematics Physical Education Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies Religious Education Science Technology and Design Music Occupational Studies Personal Development and Employability Physical Education Religious Education Science Single and Double Award Technology and Design Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 02 Achieving Learning Caring

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I really enjoy the practical lessons in Home Economics Ethan Sharkey Year 9 Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 03 Achieving Learning Caring

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CEIAG PASTORAL CARE C E I A G Careers Education Information and Guidance At Key Stage 4 CEIAG becomes a discreet subject on a pupil s timetable Pupils are introduced to the reality of the World of Work and how it is classified Consideration is given to the local national and international job markets CEIAG classes at Key Stage 3 level are taught via Learning for Life and Work Employability is one of the core elements of this programme It is an opportunity for pupils to be introduced to a programme of self assessment personal career planning decision making and job research Throughout Years 11 and 12 all pupils become familiar with the completion of application forms and CV s Interviews skills are also developed Other techniques used to inform pupils with regards to the job market include visiting speakers from industry educational visits to workplace environments job sampling access to a vast range of careers information resources Key Stage 4 pupils have the opportunity of following a vocational route with our highly successful link with South West College as detailed within the curriculum information Pastoral Care At Aughnacloy College there is a great emphasis on the personal development of each child This begins with strong links to our Primary Schools and is further developed through our Pastoral Care Programme Each year group has an associated Form Teacher Form classes have allocated pastoral time with their Form Teachers where the Pastoral Care Programme is implemented Pupils are encouraged to integrate fully into their form class and school as a whole Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 a series of programmes provided by Sentinus the RAF and the services of a dedicated CEIAG Officer In the most recent ETI inspection the quality of the provision for careers education information advice and guidance was very good The report stated the following The lessons are well planned are relevant to the pupils interests and aspirations are effective in enabling them to identify and explore a range of suitable career options and related progression pathways The Form Teacher is the first point of contact for any pupils and or their parents who have any concerns Pupils are taught confidence building study and life skills In the most recent ETI inspection the quality of the pastoral care was Outstanding The report stated the following The pupils spoke with enthusiasm about the individual care and support provided by their teachers The responses of parents who completed the confidential questionnaire indicated high levels of satisfaction with the work of the school 05 Achieving Learning Caring

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LEARNING SUPPORT TEAM ASSESSMENT REPORTING Learning Support Centre Assessment and Reporting Pupils who require extra support with regards to their learning are assisted by members of the schools learning support team The team consists of six fully qualified and experienced learning support assistants Pupils requiring assistance are supported both within a class setting as part of a group and on an individual basis All necessary action is taken to ensure all pupils develop at a suitable pace As part of the learning process all pupils are assessed continuously throughout the school year via homework s class tests projects etc Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 There is a parents evening once a year for all year groups where parents can meet with teachers and reflect on the progress of their child Aside from parents evenings parents are free to contact the school at any time to arrange an appointment with the necessary member of staff in order to address any particular concerns Examinations also form a major part of the assessment and reporting process Pupils are continually assessed in each subject area throughout the year and end of year examinations are completed in June Reports are issued which reflect both the exam and any continuous assessments which have been taken 06 Achieving Learning Caring

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After choosing subjects in Year 10 I am now in Year 11 and have started my two year GCSE course Jack Todd Year 11 Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 07 Achieving Learning Caring

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I am really happy in Aughnacloy College and I am looking forward to choosing my subjects for GCSE Rachel Condy Year 10 Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 08 Achieving Learning Caring

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FACILITIES AND EXTRA CURRICULAR Extra Curricular Two ICT suites with a wide range of technologies used to aid teaching and learning The school provides a wide range of extra curricular activities At least one computer in every classroom with internet access Pupils are encouraged to actively participate in the wide range of extra curricular activities on offer at the College Digital projectors in every classroom A state of the art Technology and Design suite which includes a large practical workshop with a wide range of tools and machinery alongside a dedicated classroom area with a large number of networked computers The majority of extra curricular activities are detailed overleaf within the sport section however many activities are available aside from sport Extra curricular activities include Choir Computer Club Educational Trips Homework Club Language Trips Music Service Music Tuition via EA Scripture Union A modern Home Economics suite with practical area and equipment Two Science Laboratories An Art Room with adjoining Photography Room A modern Music Room with recording suite English Department incorporating a Library Drama Area and several dedicated classrooms A canteen driven by our Pupil Council Disabled access facilities throughout the school Welcoming visitor reception area Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 09 Achieving Learning Caring

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SPORT Aughnacloy College offer a wide range of sporting activities both through the Physical Education curriculum and as part of the schools wide ranging extra curricular programme School Sports Athletics Games Badminton Basketball Canoeing Sports Facilities Circuit Training New 3G pitch Cross Country 1 Gymnasium incorporating netball basketball volleyball gymnastic and indoor football facilities Dance 1 Multi use all weather gravel pitch Hockey Use of Dungannon Leisure Centre Netball Use of sports facilities in the local area Rugby Union Football Show Jumping Softball Swimming Table tennis Tag Rugby Tennis Tug of War Volleyball Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 10 Achieving Learning Caring

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It is great having the new 3G pitch for PE classes lunchtime and after school activities Jack McFarland Year 10 Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 11 Achieving Learning Caring

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SCHOOL UNIFORM Aughnacloy College have a strict uniform code which is compulsory to all pupils Pupils are also required to have a specific regulation PE outfit The official uniform supplier is Pauls Aughnacloy General Uniform Plain white shirt blouse Black shoes Official school stripe tie B lack socks white knee socks black tights Grey trousers knee length skirt Grey school jumper Navy blazer with school crest Aughnacloy College Prospectus 2019 School scarf School coat 12 Achieving Learning Caring

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