2018 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School

 
2018 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY

2018 PROSPECTUS

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
2018 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
Welcome from the Principal
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Thank you for showing an interest in Grosvenor Grammar School.
Our School Ethos is underpinned by the three values of Relationships, Respect and Responsibility.
As a new pupil to our school, your child will be warmly welcomed into the Grosvenor family
and our dedicated staff work hard to ensure that our pupils feel supported and encouraged at
every stage of their educational pathway.
We have a proud tradition in Grosvenor of celebrating academic achievement, whilst ensuring
that our pupils become caring, confident adults. We provide a broad, balanced curriculum and        3
strong careers advice to enable your child to fulfil their potential.
I would encourage you to come and visit our school to see our fantastic, modern facilities
which enable us to provide a vast range of extra-curricular activities. Happiness breeds success
in Grosvenor and we encourage everyone to get involved in our school community.
I am proud of the achievements of all of our pupils and look forward to welcoming your child.
I would be very happy to answer any questions or queries you have about Grosvenor and hope
you enjoy reading our Prospectus.

Dr F Vasey
Principal

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Contents
Principal’s Welcome                        3
Our Mission and Aims                       6
Grosvenor Grammar School                   7
Arrangements for Pastoral Care             8
Safety and Pupil Protection                13
Extra-curricular activities                14
The School Curriculum                      16
Pupil Achievements                         24
Working with Parents                       29                                 5

Behaviour Policy                           31
Charges and Remissions Policy              36
Admissions Criteria                        39
Admissions criteria (Year 8)               39
Admissions criteria (Years 9 -12)          42
Admissions criteria (Years 13 and 14)      43

APPENDICES 1 - 3
1. Uniform                                 47
2. The School Year 2018/19                 50
3. Bus Routes & Transport                  51

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Our Mission and Aims
    The importance placed on the care of our pupils is reflected by and embedded within the Grosvenor Ethos:

        RELATIONSHIPS                                RESPECT                              RESPONSIBILITY
        Working together               Fostering mutual understanding                Developing self and others

    MISSION STATEMENT:

    “To inspire our pupils within a supportive, caring environment
    to be lifelong learners, enabling all pupils to realise their full
    potential and become tolerant and confident adults.”
    Within our school, we aim:
    •	to ensure that every individual is valued within an inclusive learning environment;
    •	to enable pupils to achieve high levels of success in all of their activities and prepare them for adult
       and working life;
    • to provide a broad, balanced curriculum and extensive extra-curricular programme;
    •	to encourage the personal, moral and spiritual growth of our pupils and to encourage
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       a sense of pride in being a member of the Grosvenor community; and
    •	to build upon the partnerships between pupils, staff, parents, local and international
       communities, so that everyone enjoys and benefits from their experience of Grosvenor.

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Grosvenor Grammar School
Grosvenor Grammar School is a controlled, co-educational, inter-denominational and multi-cultural,
day grammar school.

ADMISSIONS AND ENROLMENT
DENI regulations say that:
(i) 155 pupils may be admitted into Year 8
(ii) 1075 pupils is the total enrolment for the School.

The current enrolment per year group is as follows:

  Year 8      Year 9       Year 10     Year 11        Year 12   Year 13      Year 14
  160         158          162         163            154       150          133

Note: The figures in the table above include pupils that are supernumerary

OPEN NIGHTS
All primary school pupils and their parents are very welcome to attend our Open Nights
on Wednesday 10, January and Thursday 11, January 2018 from 6.30pm - 9.00pm.                                 7
All teachers and departments will provide displays of work and help visitors get to
know our School.
There will be two short presentations by the Principal at 7.15pm and 8.00pm.
Parents who find they cannot attend the Open Nights may telephone the School to
make an appointment to visit, talk to the Principal, and raise specific or general issues.
In addition, a Year 13 Open Evening will be held on Monday 12, March 2018 at 7.00pm for
those who wish to hear about courses offered in Senior School.

   PRINCIPAL        Dr F Vasey

   CHAIRMAN Mr A McVeigh

   CONTACTING THE SCHOOL
   TELEPHONE: 028 9070 2777
   FAX:       028 9079 7019
   E-mail:    info@grosvenor.belfast.ni.sch.uk
   Website:   www.grosvenorgrammarschool.org.uk

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Arrangements for Pastoral Care
    Pastoral care is an integral part of the whole               YEAR 8: TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO POST
    educational experience offered to our pupils and is          PRIMARY
    not a distinct entity. It underpins every aspect of the      Grosvenor recognises this is an important year, where
    pupils’ experience in school, and exists, not for its own    some primary pupils may be daunted by the move
    sake, but to enable pupils to achieve their potential.       to grammar school. The pupils are the youngest and
                                                                 smallest; they have to move around much more; they
    Our aim is to offer the best possible pastoral care by
                                                                 have to get to know more teachers and make new
    providing support and guidance for pupils in a climate
                                                                 friends. The Form Tutor and Head of Year are carefully
    which is characterised by good relationships and
                                                                 selected and specifically trained to work with the Year
    mutual respect.
                                                                 8 pupils and a full Induction Programme is in place,
    We strive to continue to create an atmosphere in             beginning with a Year 8 Induction Evening in June
    Grosvenor where our young people will feel secure and        before the pupils start at Grosvenor.
    accepted in a safe environment and where they know
                                                                 Each parent/guardian is invited to an interview with
    that they are valued as individuals. We encourage our
                                                                 the Form Tutor early in the first term and to a Parent
    pupils to develop a positive approach to study and
                                                                 Consultation afternoon with subject teachers later in
    support them as they grow in self-esteem, confidence
                                                                 the year. To help pupils to settle in, develop friendships
    and independent thinking. We will assist our pupils
                                                                 and relationships with each other (as well as with their
    to make informed career decisions and promote a
                                                                 Tutor and Form Prefects), a residential experience is
    positive approach to leisure activities and healthy
                                                                 currently offered to each class.
    living.
                                                                 Year 8 pupils have a timetabled Form Period (35
    Our relationship with parents/guardians is of the utmost
8                                                                minutes per week). This time has been provided to
    importance to Grosvenor and we will ensure parents
                                                                 allow the pupils to build relationships with the other
    are well informed and reassured that their children
                                                                 pupils in their Form Class and their Form Tutor and
    are being educated in a safe and caring environment
                                                                 also to support the taught Pastoral programme.
    and have opportunities to act in partnership with the
    school.
                                                                 YEARS 9 - 12
                                                                 Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to meet
    STRUCTURE OF PASTORAL CARE
                                                                 subject teachers in all year groups and are invited to
    Grosvenor has developed a formal Pastoral Care
                                                                 attend a careers/subject choice information evening
    system where each pupil belongs to a Form Class/
                                                                 for pupils in Year 10 and Year 12, as well as being
    Tutor Group under the direct care of a Form Tutor,
                                                                 given the opportunity to attend their child’s personal
    co-ordinated by a Head of Year, supported by a Head
                                                                 Careers interview. Parent Information Evenings are
    of School, with the Vice-Principal i/c Pastoral Care
                                                                 also provided for pupils in Years 9 and Year 11.
    having overall responsibility. A school counsellor, a
    Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo),              Year 9 pupils will also have a timetabled Form Period
    Assistant SENCo and a Pupil Welfare Auxiliary (school        (35 minutes per week). This time has been provided
    nurse) also play vital roles in providing pastoral care to   to allow the pupils to build relationships with the other
    our pupils.                                                  pupils in their Form Class and their Form Tutor and
                                                                 also to support the taught Pastoral programme.
    FORM TUTOR
                                                                 Any pupil who joins the School in Years 9-12 will
    In Grosvenor, the Form Tutor provides the first and
                                                                 benefit from an Induction Programme established by
    most immediate level of support and help for pupils,
                                                                 their Head of Year and includes a ‘buddy system’ to
    with 25 minutes set aside at the beginning of each day
                                                                 ensure that they integrate fully into school life as easily
    to develop relationships in Form Time.
                                                                 as possible.
    Depending upon the age/educational stage, pupils
    have different needs. In order to provide the most           YEARS 13 - 14
    appropriate care, the pastoral structure and provision       In Senior School, pupils are re-grouped to encourage
    differ slightly between the year groups:                     greater mixing and to help new pupils integrate more

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easily. At the beginning of Year 13, an Induction       •	guidance with self-organisation e.g. Student
Programme is in place to help students make the            Planners;
transition to life in Senior School. Senior School      •	induction arrangements for new pupils joining
pupils have their own accommodation where they             the class;
study independently (under supervision) during non-
                                                        •	accompanying class to relevant assemblies and
timetabled subject classes, and join together in the
                                                           conducting class assemblies;
Common Room for break and lunch.
                                                        •	responsibility for report completion; and
Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to meet
                                                        •	dealing with a variety of administrative matters
subject teachers in both year groups, and are also
                                                           relating to the Tutor Group.
invited to attend a Higher Education information
evening for students in Year 14. A Parent Information
                                                        HEAD OF YEAR
Evening is provided for the parents of pupils in Year
                                                        The Head of Year has a key role in the school’s
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                                                        pastoral structure and provides a constant channel
                                                        of information, support and encouragement for each
DUTIES OF A FORM TUTOR
                                                        pupil, working closely with all involved in pastoral
Specific Duties of all Form Tutors include:
                                                        provision. Each Head of Year leads and manages his/
• promotion of the ethos of the school;                 her team of Form Tutors and co-ordinates and oversees
• delivering the pastoral scheme of work;               their work. As well as dealing with individuals, the Head
• registration and attendance monitoring;               of Year establishes a relationship with each Form Class
                                                        and promotes a sense of year-group identity, partly
•	overseeing of the conduct and appearance
                                                        through Year Assemblies and year-group activities.          9
   of each individual in the class;
                                                        Heads of Year work in partnership with parents, liaising
•	monitoring of the progress and well-being of         closely with them.
   each individual;
•	facilitating individual pupil target-setting         HEADS OF SCHOOL
   exercises;                                           There are 3 Heads of School: Head of Junior School,
•	liaising with the Head of Year, subject teachers     Head of Middle School and Head of Senior School.
   and parents regarding progress, behaviour of         Each Head of School is also a member of the Senior
   each pupil;                                          Leadership Team.

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THE SCHOOL COUNSELLOR                                        The schemes are co-ordinated by specially selected
     The School Counsellor provides pupils with an                staff, who are assisted by senior pupils.
     opportunity to discuss and try to resolve their
     concerns or problems in a confidential manner.               PUPIL WELFARE AUXILIARY (PWA)
     Pupils refer themselves to the Counsellor by making          The PWA is available throughout the school day (in
     personal contact (details publicised in Form Rooms           the Medical room) to provide support for pupils who
     and throughout the school); additionally, members            have medical needs, as a result of an accident or
     of SLT and/or the Principal may refer a pupil to the         sickness. Pupils in need of the PWA’s attention (except
     appropriate counselling support. Counselling rooms           in an emergency) can report to her after gaining
     provide a private and informal setting. Our school           permission from the subject teacher / teacher on duty,
     Counsellor seeks advice from and refers young people         in the company of another pupil if necessary. After
     to external Counselling agencies where necessary.            examination, the PWA will decide on treatment and
                                                                  possibly make contact with a parent/guardian, where
     The school also avails of the external counselling
                                                                  appropriate.
     service appointed by the Department of Education.
     Our designated external Counsellor works one day in
                                                                  PREFECTS
     school and can be contacted by pupils in person, or
                                                                  All Prefects make an active contribution to school
     via the internal School Counsellor or the appropriate
                                                                  life, acting as a role model and promoting a sense of
     Head of School.
                                                                  responsibility and commitment to the school.
     SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CO-ORDINATOR                       Form Prefects attend registration with a Year 8, Year
     (SENCo) AND ASSISTANT SENCo                                  9 or Year 10 Form Class. They have a special role in
     Pupils with identified special educational needs (for        terms of their responsibilities and relationships with
     example, specific learning difficulty; emotional and         the pupils in their Form Class. While part of their role
     behavioural difficulties; physical disabilities; sensory     is to assist the Form Tutor with a variety of duties, such
     impairments; speech and language difficulties;               as assisting in the planning and presentation of class
     medical conditions) receive additional support and           assemblies, and helping the Form Tutor to keep a
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     attention, as their specific need dictates. The co-          regular check on Student Planners, their key role is to
     ordinators work closely with Heads of Year and other         establish a relationship with the pupils and to act as a
     senior staff to ensure that appropriate measures are         positive role model to the younger pupils.
     taken to meet the needs of these young people. They
     also liaise with parents and external agencies such as       SCHOOL COUNCILS
     Educational Psychologists and Educational Welfare            Grosvenor is committed to facilitating an active pupil
     Officers. Grosvenor’s facilities are fully DDA compliant     voice. To provide an opportunity for pupils to have
     in order to provide full access for people with physical     an input into school policy, Student Councils meet at
     disabilities.   Classroom/General         Assistants are     least once during each term:
     provided, where necessary, to give maximum support
     to individual pupils with particular needs.                  School Council (Junior):              Years 8-10

                                                                  School Council (Middle):              Years 11 and 12
     SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
     Grosvenor Grammar School provides a safe and                 School Council (Senior):              Years 13 and 14
     caring environment for pupils and staff, and the safety
     and wellbeing of pupils have absolute priority. The          Pupil representatives meet with staff to discuss issues,
     pastoral care system is in place for the benefit of all      propose changes and listen to others’ viewpoints.
     pupils and staff and to support the Safeguarding and         Proposals are taken to the Senior Leadership Team,
     Child Protection policy and E-safety, ICT Acceptable         who respond accordingly.
     Use and Digital Media Policy. A member of the
     Senior Leadership Team is the Designated Teacher for         EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
     Safeguarding and Child Protection and there are two          Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of geographical
     Deputy Designated Teachers.                                  areas and social backgrounds and the School seeks to
                                                                  establish positive and constructive relationships with
     ACADEMIC TUTORING AND PASTORAL                               the local community, with feeder primary schools,
     MENTORING                                                    with the wider community and, beyond that, to an
     In order to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties,   international community. Grosvenor has a strong
     either in a specific subject or across the curriculum,       tradition of links with people of all creeds, cultures and
     academic tutoring and pastoral mentoring are offered.        nationalities. The School is proud of its involvement in

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various local, national and international schemes and    classroom, emphasise the School’s ethos by focusing
projects which promote the international dimension       on positive behaviour strategies.”
and which enable pupils to develop personally, as
                                                         These key statements from the School’s Behaviour
world citizens and in an increasingly competitive
                                                         Policy reflect the underlying principle to promote
international workplace. The Board of Governors
                                                         positive behaviour and self-discipline in our pupils.
strongly supports the efforts of staff and pupils in
                                                         It is recognised that while rules and procedures
these areas of the curriculum.
                                                         protect rights, rewards and sanctions are used to
                                                         encourage and maintain high standards of behaviour
REWARDS AND SANCTIONS
                                                         and positive attitudes in class and throughout
“It is the policy of this School that pupils should be
                                                         the school.
encouraged to behave in ways that show self-respect
and respect for others and which maintain a safe,        In keeping with the ethos of the School, there is a desire
orderly and enjoyable learning environment.              to recognise the good behaviour and attendance of
                                                         our pupils. This positive reinforcement of acceptable
The procedures and documents produced and
                                                         behaviour is designed to minimise the need for the use
the approaches adopted by staff, in and out of the
                                                         of the sanctions as outlined in the Behaviour Policy.

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Pupil Safety and Protection
The safety and wellbeing of the pupils has absolute      (iv)	All allegations of abuse would have been
priority. In this connection, the School seeks to              reported to the School’s Safeguarding Team
implement all directives from DENI and EA relating             on a termly basis and recorded confidentially.
to matters such as class size, resourcing and premises
                                                         Copies of all procedures are available for inspection
management. The Board of Governors Health & Safety
                                                         on application to the Principal.
Sub-Committee oversee all issues relating to pupil
safety and a system of time-locks, restricted access,
                                                         SCHOOL COUNSELLING SERVICE
CCTV and visitor passes is in place. In keeping with
                                                         In view of the school’s commitment to the well-being
DENI directives, the governors implement policies
                                                         and pastoral care of pupils, we provide a dedicated
and procedures for pupil protection.
                                                         Counselling Service. The School Counsellor (Mrs
                                                         Caulfield) has received extensive training in counselling
SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
                                                         and they have been allocated time during the week
The aims are to:
                                                         to devote to individual pupils who are experiencing
•	maintain a safe and caring learning environment       problems, require advice or wish to discuss a personal
   for all pupils;                                       matter. The School Counsellors are supported by the
•	enable prompt identification and reporting of         Independent Counselling Service for Schools.
   abuse;
                                                         In order to make use of the service, pupils can contact
•	protect staff from erroneous or malicious             the school counsellor directly at a convenient time or,
   allegations;                                          if they prefer, ask their Form Teacher, Head of Year or a
•	meet legal obligations in relation to safeguarding    member of the Senior Leadership Team to refer them.
   and child protection.                                 Additionally, parents/guardians can telephone one of           13
                                                         the Counsellors at school.
Reporting Procedures                                     Pupils are encouraged to make use of this service.
(i)	  In order to report abuse, contacts are the        In all cases, matters will be handled with sensitivity
       Designated Teacher or the Deputy Designated       and treated in confidence (except where (i) in the
       Teachers.                                         Counsellor’s judgement, it is in the pupil’s best interests
(ii)	If the allegation related to a member of staff,    to advise the Principal; (ii) there is a legal obligation on
       the contact was the Designated Teacher who        the school to pass on information to the PSNI and/or
       reported to the Principal and the Chairman (or    Social Services).
       Vice Chairman) of the Board of Governors was
       informed.
(ii)	If the allegation related to the Principal, the
       contact was the Designated Teacher who
       reported to the Chair (or Vice Chairman) of
       the Board of Governors.

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Extra-curricular Activities
     The wide-ranging extra-curricular programme               participation in such activities will broaden their
     encourages pupils to develop and pursue their             educational experience and also provides pupils with
     interests with opportunities for personal and social      a sense of belonging and loyalty to the School.
     development, enjoyment, challenge and co-operation.
                                                               Teachers who give time to organise, support and
     The programme includes sport, music and many
                                                               encourage these activities do so, on a voluntary basis,
     other clubs and societies. These voluntary activities
                                                               so it is important that pupils display commitment to
     occur before school, at lunch-time, after school or at
                                                               the clubs that they join.
     weekends.
                                                               The teachers involved, along with details of the days,
     All pupils are advised to participate and to use their
                                                               times and venues of the above activities are published
     energies, skills and enthusiasm constructively, as
                                                               annually to each Form Class / Tutor Group and are
     university admission tutors and employers have all
                                                               displayed on the Form Room notice board.
     indicated the value of such participation. Furthermore,

     Extra-curricular Programme 2017/18
       Music                                 Drama
       Department         Sport              Production        Other Activities
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       Senior Choir       Boys’ Rugby        Production        Animal Club         T&D Club/         Talent Show
                                                                                   Competitions
       Chamber Choir      Girls’ Hockey      Backstage         Warhammer/                            Magazine
                                                               Chess Club          Habitat for       Committee
       Junior Choir       Boy’s Hockey       Lights                                Humanity
                                                               Scripture Union                       Public Speaking
       Girls/Mens Choir   Athletics          Sound                                 Japanese Club
                                                               Culture Club                          ACF
       String Quartet     Cricket            Set Design                            Young
                                                               Duke of             Enterprise        Fencing
       Jazz Band          Football           Make-Up           Edinburgh
                                                                                   Charity           BBC News Club
       Guitar Club        Girls’ Rugby                         Urban               Committee
                                                               Ecologists                            Literacy Club
       Senior Orchestra   Netball                                                  History Club
                                                               Media Club                            Code IT
       String Ensemble    Tennis
                                                                                   Science Club
                                                               Cookery Club
       Brass Group        Badminton Club
                                                               El club español
       Flute Group        Table Tennis                         de iPad
                          Golf

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The School Curriculum
     In Grosvenor, the curriculum provided to our pupils
                                                           8.40 am    -      8.50 am     Registration in Form Room
     is the total learning package on offer: in and out
     of class. Grosvenor provides a curriculum which       8.50 am    -      9.05 am     Assembly
     goes well beyond the requirements set by the
     Department of Education. Our aim is to empower        9.05 am    -      9.40 am     Period 1
     our pupils to achieve the very best of which they     9.40 am    -      10.15 am    Period 2
     are capable, by enabling them to develop as
     individuals and as contributors to society, the       10.15 am   -      10.35 am    Break
     economy and the environment.                          10.35 am   -      11.10 am    Period 3
     Pupils with identified Special Educational Needs
                                                           11.10 am   -      11.45 am    Period 4
     are supported in school, where necessary and
     practically possible, in order that they can fulfil   11.45 am   -      12.20 pm    Period 5
     their potential. In addition, the school assists
     those who are experiencing difficulties with their    12.20 pm   -      12.55 pm    Period 6
     studies through our Academic Tutoring and             1.05 pm    -      1.40 pm     Period 7
     Pastoral Mentoring schemes.
                                                           1.40 pm    -      2.15 pm     Period 8
     In 2017-18, the School week is divided into 45
     periods of 35 minutes.                                2.15 pm    -      2.50 pm     Period 9
     The 2017-18 curricula, including period allocations   2.50 pm    -      3.25 pm     Period 10
     at the various Key Stages, are given in the
16   following tables. An annual process of review and
     evaluation is in place and from time to time there
     may, therefore, be some changes to these figures.

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The School Curriculum –
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 (Years 8-10), the school provides a                               Global Citizenship and Education for Employability),
broad and balanced curriculum which meets the                                    Skills & Capabilities (incorporating Communication,
statutory requirements of the Education Order 2006,                              Using Mathematics, ICT, Thinking Skills & Personal
including Learning for Life & Work (incorporating                                Capabilities) and the General Learning Areas which
Home Economics, Personal Development, Local &                                    take up most of the pupils’ time.

Number of Periods Per Week
 SUBJECT                                                        YEAR 8                     YEAR 9                 YEAR 10
 ENGLISH                                                        5                          5                      5
 COMMUNICATION                                                  1                          -                      -
 DRAMA                                                          1                          -                      -
 MATHEMATICS                                                    5                          5                      5
 SCIENCE                                                        5                          -                      -
 BIOLOGY                                                        -                          2                      2
 CHEMISTRY                                                      -                          2                      2                         17

 PHYSICS                                                        -                          2                      2
 FRENCH                                                         4                          2                      2
 GERMAN                                                         -                          2                      2
 SPANISH                                                        -                          2                      2
 ART                                                            2                          2                      2
 CEIAG                                                          -                          -                      1
 FORM PERIOD                                                    1                          1                      -
 GEOGRAPHY                                                      2                          2                      2
 HISTORY                                                        2                          2                      2
 HOME ECONOMICS                                                 2                          2                      2
 ICT                                                            2                          2                      1
 LEARNING FOR LIFE AND WORK                                     2                          2                      4
 MANDARIN                                                       1                          -                      -
 MUSIC                                                          2                          2                      1
 RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                              2                          2                      2
 TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN                                            2                          2                      2
 GAMES                                                          2                          2                      2
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                             2                          2                      2
 TOTAL                                                          45                         45                     45

NOTES:
1.   Staff set and mark internal examinations in all subjects and the outcomes are reported to parents.
2.   All pupils in Year 10 receive a Junior Certificate, based on the results of their summer examinations.
3.   In Year 10, pupils commence a two-year course in GCSE LLW. This course is completed at the end of Year 11.

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The School Curriculum –
     Key Stage 4
     At Key Stage 4 (Years 11 & 12), there is greater flexibility                                   GCSEs taken. Pupils are able to make informed and
     and the School provide a menu of 26 courses. English,                                          appropriate choices which best suits their interests,
     Mathematics, and a Science subject are compulsory                                              abilities and ambitions for A Level, university and their
     GCSEs and all pupils take Learning for Life & Work [an                                         career. The school is compliant with the Entitlement
     additional GCSE], Religious Studies [a ½ GCSE] and                                             Framework for 2017, as required by the Education
     Physical Education as required by the Education Order                                          Order 2006. The current subjects offered for 2017/18
     2006. Beyond that, the arrangements give freedom                                               are shown below:
     in terms of subject combinations and number of
                                                                                                    PERIODS PER  PERIODS PER                                      GCSEs
      SUBJECTS                                                                                      WEEK YEAR 11 WEEK YEAR 12                                     SUBJECT
      ENGLISH LANGUAGE & ENGLISH LITERATURE                     6                   6                 1 or 2 x GCSE
      or ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY
      MATHEMATICS2                                              4                   5                 1 x GCSE
      Modern Languages2: - FRENCH or GERMAN or                  4                   5                 0 or 1 x GCSE
      SPANISH or SUPPORTED STUDY
      N.B. Pupils wishing to study 2 or 3 languages select the second / third from the option box below.
18    SCIENCE: - either                                      5                 4                                                                                  1 x GCSE
      BIOLOGY or CHEMISTRY or PHYSICS or SINGLE AWARD SCIENCE
      N.B. Pupils wishing to study only one Science MUST study Single Award Science
     LEARNING FOR LIFE & WORK (incorporating            2 0                                                                                                       1 x GCSE
     Citizenship, Personal Development & Employability)			                                                                                                        [examined in
     			                                                                                                                                                          Yr 10 & 11]
     CEIAG                                                                                          0                              1
     ENRICHMENT3                                                                                    1                              1
     ICT4                                                                                           1                              1
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Short Course)                                                               1                              1                              0.5x GCSE
     GAMES                                                                                          2                              2
     PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                                             1                              1
     OPTIONAL SUBJECTS
     All pupils choose 4 extra subjects from the following list5: 18                                                               18              4 x GCSE
     ART & DESIGN                                 FOOD & NUTRITION                                                                 MUSIC
     BIOLOGY                                      FRENCH                                                                           PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     BUSINESS STUDIES                             FURTHER MATHEMATICS                                                              PHYSICS
     CHEMISTRY                                    GEOGRAPHY                                                                        RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Full course)
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (multi-media)             GERMAN                                                                           SPANISH
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (programming) HISTORY                                                                                      TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN
     DRAMA                                        MEDIA STUDIES
     TOTALS 45 45                                                                                                                                                 8.5, 9.5, 10.5
     			                                                                                                                                                          or 11.5 x GCSE
     NOTES:
     1.	A small number of pupils are offered the opportunity to study 11.5x GCSEs by accessing Further Mathematics through an accelerated programme of learning. These pupils use both
         the Mathematics and ICT periods to undertake Mathematics and Further Mathematics in an allocation of 5 periods in Year 11 and an allocation of 6 periods in Year 12.
     2.	A small number of pupils are offered the opportunity to study 11.5x GCSEs by accessing a second language through an accelerated programme of learning. These pupils use both the
         Modern Language and Enrichment periods to undertake 2x languages in an allocation of 5 periods in Year 11 and an allocation of 6 periods in Year 12.
     3.	The enrichment programme provides pupils with the opportunity to develop effective Study Skills, access further Careers Advice and Guidance and reinforce their own learning through
         independent study.
     4.  Pupils have the opportunity of taking an accredited ICT qualification (Microsoft Office Specialist).
     5.  All pupils follow courses designed to enable them to obtain 8 or 9 or 10 or 11 full GCSEs and 1 short-course GCSE.

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The School Curriculum –
Key Stage 5
Pupils wishing to enter Years 13 or 14 have to meet the published entry criteria. They are interviewed, and in the
light of their career plans, advised on courses of study. Final decisions are made following discussions among
parents, pupils and the careers staff.
The school provides a menu of 27 courses. Based on their academic ability and performance at GCSE, it is
expected that most Year 13 students will take 4 subjects at AS Level and 3 (or occasionally 4 with the Principal’s
agreement) subjects at A2 Level.
The school is compliant with the Entitlement Framework for 2017/18 as required by the Education Order 2006.

Subjects - GCE AS & A2 Levels
Art & Design                  English Literature                       History                                  Religious Studies
Biology                       French                                   Mathematics                              Software Systems Dev.
Business Studies              Further Mathematics                      Media Studies                            Spanish
Chemistry                     Geography                                Music                                    Sports Science
Digital Technology            German                                   Nutrition & Food Science                 Technology & Design
Drama & Theatre               Government & Politics                    Physics                                  Travel & Tourism
Economics                     Health & Social Care                     Psychology                                                                          19

NOTES:
1. All students have two Games periods in which a wide range of activities are available.
2. A Careers class is timetabled for all students in Year 13 and 14.
3.	Visiting speakers are invited to address pupils in Years 13 and 14. This occurs on a weekly basis, at a time when most students have a study period.
    It is compulsory that those who do not have a timetabled subject class attend these talks.
4. Pupils studying languages have a timetabled Conversation Class per language per week.

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                                                   GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018
The School Curriculum –
     Careers (CEIAG) Education
     Careers education holds an important place in the learning experiences of all pupils at this School. A comprehensive
     programme of development is delivered as a cross-curricular theme, and through Careers classes.

     YEAR 8                                                      •	Parents attend a talk on AS options in the School
                                                                    during the Spring term.
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson, which                •	All pupils attend talks on Labour Market
        includes Employability topics.                              Information.

     YEAR 9                                                      YEAR 13
     • All pupils attend an annual Careers day.                  • Each student has a weekly Careers lesson.
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson, which
                                                                 •	Past students return and give first-hand
        includes Employability topics.
                                                                    information about their experiences after leaving
                                                                    school.
     YEAR 10                                                     •	All students are given the opportunity to
                                                                    participate in three days’ work shadowing.
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     An important year in which pupils make decisions on
                                                                 •	Major employers and businesses visit the School
     GCSE subjects.
                                                                    to give talks.
     • All pupils have a weekly Careers lesson.
                                                                 •	University and course representatives visit the
     •	Each pupil has a personal interview with Careers
                                                                    School regularly to talk about the requirements for
        staff, at which parents may be present.
                                                                    entry and courses available.
     •	All parents are invited to attend a talk on GCSE
                                                                 •	Seminars on particular career areas are held.
        options in the School.
                                                                 •	Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.
     • Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.

     YEAR 11                                                     YEAR 14
                                                                 •	Each student has a weekly Careers lesson.
     • All pupils have two days of work experience.
                                                                 • Personal interviews are held with each student.
     • All pupils attend an annual Careers Day.
                                                                 •	Parents are invited to attend a UCAS talk in
                                                                    the School.
     YEAR 12                                                     •	Detailed guidance is given on completion of
                                                                    UCAS forms and other relevant documentation
     Last year of compulsory schooling; pupils must make
                                                                    including other Higher Education Institutions,
     vital decisions.
                                                                    Colleges of Further Education and employment
     •	Each pupil has a weekly Careers lesson.
                                                                    applications.
     •	DE Careers Advisor visits the School weekly
                                                                 •	Year 14 pupils attend a variety of University
         to advise on post-16 choices.
                                                                    Open Days.
     • Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.
                                                                 •	Some pupils undertake further work shadowing or
     •	All pupils have a personal interview with a                 voluntary work for further experience.”
         member of the Careers staff.

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The School Curriculum
INFORMATION AND                                              HOMEWORK
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY                                    Successful examination results are the outcome of
Grosvenor is at the forefront of the growth in educational   a combined effort between home and school. It is
technology to enhance learning and teaching for all of       essential that work in school is reinforced by work done
our pupils. A substantial investment has been made           at home: writing, reading or learning. Pupils should
over the past few years in relation to computers, data       revise schoolwork although no specific homework
projectors, interactive whiteboards, wireless networks,      is set.
laptops, iMacs and iPads. This investment has resulted
                                                             Each pupil is issued with a Student Planner at the
in the school having unprecedented levels of hardware
                                                             beginning of the year and this must be kept neatly and
and software including:
                                                             accurately. The amount of time spent on homework
Over 10 computing rooms within the subject areas             will vary from night to night, depending on:
of ICT, Languages, Media Studies, Business Studies           (i) the degree of difficulty of the task,
and Science & Technology and in the Independent              (ii) the age and the understanding of the pupil.
Learning Centre,
A ratio of approximately 1 computer to 2 pupils, many        General recommendations are:
of which are available for pupil use before/after school,    Year 8       5.5       hours per week
during break and lunch times.                                Year 9       6.0       hours per week
All members of staff have access to an iPad and are          Year 10      6.5       hours per week
encouraged to use these in their classroom practice.         Year 11      11.5      hours per week
Middle school pupils have timetabled classes in ICT          Years 12-14  12-15     hours per week
                                                                                                                        21
and have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Office
Specialist qualification. In addition, the staff training
programme within the school over the past number of
years has focused heavily on the development of ICT
within classroom practice.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
The school teaches Religious Studies to each
pupil, and enters students for GCSE and GCE
Advanced Level examinations. Parents have
the right to request (in writing) if they wish
their children to be exempted from acts
of worship or Religious Studies classes.

DRUGS EDUCATION
It is the policy of the Board of
Governors that pupils should be
encouraged to adopt healthy
life-styles and to refrain from
abusing any substances likely to
be harmful to them. The School
aims, in general terms, and the
School Rules specifically, to
address any issues.

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                           GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018
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                                                                   during registration time.
                                                                   In Senior School, the Heads of Year invite speakers
                                                                   into School on a weekly basis in order to stimulate
                                                                   discussion and to deal with topical issues (for
                                                                   example, local politicians, volunteers from Alcoholics
                                                                   Anonymous, representatives from the PSNI Drugs
                                                                   Squad). These talks are linked to the pastoral scheme
     In an effort to avoid overloading junior pupils, a            of work and are followed up by Form Tutors during
     homework timetable will be issued to pupils in Years          Tutor Group time.
     8-10 by their Head of Year.
     Parents/Guardians can support their children by               INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & EDUCATION
     providing a quiet, warm studying space and ensuring           FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
     that adequate time is set aside for homework.                 Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of
                                                                   geographical areas and social backgrounds and the
     PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING                             school seeks to establish positive and constructive
     FOR LIFE AND WORK                                             relationships with the local community, with feeder
     These are taught programmes of study to cover                 schools, with the wider community of North and Mid
     discrete topics relating to the personal and social           Down and East and South Belfast and, beyond that, to
     development of pupils. Topics include: developing             an international community. Grosvenor is committed
     inter-personal skills; healthy living; sex education; study   to respecting and valuing the diversity which exists in
     skills; self-discipline; citizenship and employability.       the wider community and believes that all pupils need
     Each pupil in Years 8 & 9 is timetabled for Personal          to experience a school environment where differences
     Development and Citizenship. In Year 10, pupils               are respected and valued and the principles of equal
     commence a two-year course in GCSE LLW that                   opportunity are actively seen to be at work in the
     includes Personal Development and Citizenship;                School’s ethos and procedures.
     the GCSE LLW course is completed in Year 11.                  The School is proud of its involvement in various local,
     Furthermore, elements of Personal Development                 national and international schemes and projects which
     are delivered through the pastoral schemes of work            promote the international dimension and which enable

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018                                               RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
pupils to develop personally, as world citizens and in         all languages; the Modern Languages Department
an increasingly competitive international workplace.           organises annual Carol Services in French, German
The Board of Governors strongly supports the efforts           and Spanish;
of the staff and pupils in these areas of the curriculum.
                                                            •	The School Choir sang at the opening of the CS
The following provides a snapshot of links and/or              Lewis Square, part of the Connswater Greenway
initiatives:                                                   project; choirs and ensembles are involved in a
                                                               wide range of events from charities to weddings;
•	The school holds the British Council International
   School Award and many links have been established        •	
                                                              Gillespie Gap Year Award Scheme - Dr Alan
   throughout Europe and beyond;                              Gillespie, a former pupil, has made available £1500
                                                              per year in order to encourage and assist Senior
•	
  The School was appointed in 2013 as one of
                                                              School pupils in taking a gap year. Former pupils
  the eight Confucius Classroom Hub Schools
                                                              Elaine Moore and Reg Smyth have also provided
  in Northern Ireland. Mandarin language and
                                                              money for travel bursaries in Modern Languages
  cultural classes are delivered in Grosvenor and
                                                              and Geography respectively;
  in the partner schools (Our Lady and St Patrick’s
  College Knock, Lagan College, Down High School,           •	
                                                              Pupils are involved in many cross-border or
  Rathmore Grammar School, Andrews Memorial                   international projects: Spirit of Enniskillen, Rotary
  Primary School, Braniel Primary School, Dundonald           International, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award;
  Primary School, Elmgove Primary School, Harding
                                                            •	Three Grosvenor pupils have spent an academic
  Memorial Primary School, Orangefield Primary
                                                               year at the prestigious Lawrenceville High School,
  School, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School, St
                                                               USA, before going to university;
  Teresa’s Primary School and Strandtown Primary
  School). This programme is to be extended to              •	Grosvenor holds the coveted Eco-Schools Green
  further schools during the 2017/18 academic year.            Flag for its environmental achievement;
•	
  The long-established partnership with Our Lady            •	The School welcomes foreign pupils and visitors
  & St Patrick’s College, Knock and Lagan College              and has a regular stream of pupils, students,
  continues to develop through funding provided by             teachers, educationalists and sporting teams from      23
  the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity              foreign lands. They represent many denominations
  (CRED) and the Shared Education projects;                    and creeds, as well as numerous different countries.
•	
  The French, German and Spanish departments
  have established links with schools abroad; home-
  stay exchanges and/or languages trips take place in

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                         GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018
Pupil Achievements:
     GCSE and A Level Highlights
     2017 KEY STAGE 3 ASSESSMENT OUTCOMES [All figures are %]

     Key Skills		                                            Level 5       Level 6           Level 7
     Communication          Teacher-Assessed Levels            100               87            36
     Mathematics            Teacher-Assessed Levels            100               89            44

     2017 GCSE OVERALL GRADES
     NUMBER IN YEAR 12                160                              ENTERING 5+ SUBJECTS              100%
     A*-C IN 7+ SUBJECTS              92.5%                            ENTERING 1-4 SUBJECTS             100%
     A*-C IN 5+ SUBJECTS              96.9%                            A*-G IN 5+ SUBJECTS		             100%
     A*-C IN 1-4 SUBJECTS             99.4%                            A*-G IN 1-4 SUBJECTS              100%

     GCSE BY SUBJECT                                                       PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                                     ENTRY NO         A*        A        B            C         D      E        F     G     U
     ART                             25     0.0       32.0      52.0     16.0         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     BIOLOGY                         125    26.4      34.4      36.8     2.4          0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
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     BUSINESS STUDIES                55     18.2      34.5      21.8     16.4         3.6       3.6    0.0      0.0   1.8
     CHEMISTRY                       146    20.5      29.5      37.7     8.9          2.1       0.7    0.0      0.0   0.7
     COMPUTING                       25     4.0       16.0      40.0     28.0         4.0       8.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LANGUAGE                160    9.4       24.4      47.5     15.0         3.8       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE              133    17.3      36.8      33.1     11.3         0.8       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.8
     FRENCH                          64     35.9      26.6      28.1     9.4          0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     GEOGRAPHY                       50     24.0      28.0      32.0     8.0          6.0       2.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     GERMAN                          71     16.9      21.1      22.5     23.9         7.0       7.0    1.4      0.0   0.0
     HISTORY                         66     25.8      33.3      27.3     9.1          4.5       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     HOME ECONOMICS                  38     15.8      26.3      36.8     15.8         5.3       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     I.T.                            7      42.9      28.6      14.3     14.3         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     LLW                             155    2.6       20.0      42.6     21.3         10.3      2.6    0.7      0.0   0.0
     MATHEMATICS                     160    35.0      34.4      22.5     6.3          1.9       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     FURTHER MATHS                   81     24.7      28.4      29.6     16.0         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   1.2
     MEDIA STUDIES                   16     0.0       6.3       37.5     37.5         18.8      0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     MUSIC                           10     10.0      40.0      30.0     0.0          20.0      0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     P.E.                            44     9.1       27.3      34.1     15.9         13.6      0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     PHYSICS                         103    28.2      40.8      28.2     1.9          1.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES               10     10.0      30.0      40.0     20.0         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     SINGLE AWARD SCIENCE            12     8.3       25.0      50.0     16.7         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     SPANISH                         64     37.5      21.9      31.3     6.3          3.1       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     TECHNOLOGY                      32     6.3       25.0      56.3     12.5         0.0       0.0    0.0      0.0   0.0
     R.S. (Short Course)             157    21.7      25.5      24.2     19.1         7.6       1.3    0.6      0.0   0.0

     NB. All results are provisional and may change as the result of re-marks.

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018                                                       RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
2017 AS AND A-LEVEL OVERALL RESULTS
NUMBER IN YEAR 13 - 153

AS LEVEL BY SUBJECT                                              PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                       ENTRY NO                          A         B        C      D      E      U
ART                    7                                 42.9      28.6     28.6   0.0    0.0    0.0
BIOLOGY                51                                29.4      21.6     17.6   17.6   9.8    3.9
BUSINESS STUDIES       34                                20.6      47.1     17.6   11.8   0.0    2.9
CHEMISTRY              46                                26.1      26.1     10.9   13.0   15.2   8.7
DRAMA                  7                                 14.3      42.9     42.9   0.0    0.0    0.0
ECONOMICS              13                                15.4      0.0      30.8   15.4   23.1   15.4
ENGLISH LITERATURE     22                                27.3      18.2     27.3   22.7   4.5    0.0
FRENCH                 21                                33.3      28.6     19.0   14.3   0.0    4.8
GEOGRAPHY              12                                8.3       25.0     16.7   25.0   25.0   0.0
GERMAN                 9                                 22.2      33.3     33.3   11.1   0.0    0.0
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE   18                                11.1      61.1     22.2   5.6    0.0    0.0
HISTORY                22                                22.7      27.3     31.8   9.1    9.1    0.0
HOME ECONOMICS         12                                33.3      33.3     16.7   16.7   0.0    0.0
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 9                                 44.4      22.2     11.1   22.2   0.0    0.0
MATHEMATICS            59                                35.6      25.4     15.3   13.6   6.8    3.4
MEDIA STUDIES          28                                32.1      39.3     21.4   7.1    0.0    0.0
MUSIC                  6                                 16.7      33.3     33.3   16.7   0.0    0.0               25
PHYSICS                27                                29.6      22.2     11.1   22.2   7.4    7.4
POLITICS               32                                28.1      31.3     21.9   15.6   3.1    0.0
PSYCHOLOGY             29                                17.2      31.0     20.7   10.3   13.8   6.9
R.S.                   9                                 66.7      11.1     11.1   11.1   0.0    0.0
SOFTWARE SYSTEMS       11                                36.4      45.5     9.1    9.1    0.0    0.0
SPANISH                17                                52.9      11.8     29.4   5.9    0.0    0.0
SPORTS SCIENCE         24                                12.5      33.3     33.3   20.8   0.0    0.0
TECHNOLOGY             6                                 83.3      16.7     0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0
TRAVEL AND TOURISM     9                                 0.0       33.3     66.7   0.0    0.0    0.0

NB. All results are provisional and may change as the result of re-marks.

A-LEVEL
NO. IN FINAL YEAR                131
3+ AT GRADES A* TO C             75.6%
2+ AT GRADES A*TO E              99.2%
1+ AT GRADES A* TO E             100%

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                             GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018
A-LEVEL BY SUBJECT                                            PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                          ENTRY NO                    A*        A        B       C        D         E        U
     ART                  9                           0.0       44.4     33.3    22.2     0.0       0.0      0.0
     BIOLOGY              36                          13.9      36.1     19.4    13.9     8.3       8.3      0.0
     BUSINESS STUDIES     42                          0.0       19.0     33.3    42.9     2.4       2.4      0.0
     CHEMISTRY            29                          6.9       20.7     31.0    20.7     10.3      6.9      3.4
     DRAMA                4                           0.0       0.0      25.0    75.0     0.0       0.0      0.0
     ECONOMICS            4                           0.0       25.0     25.0    50.0     0.0       0.0      0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE   14                          7.1       35.7     14.3    21.4     14.3      7.1      0.0
     FRENCH               7                           14.3      57.1     0.0     28.6     0.0       0.0      0.0
     GEOGRAPHY            14                          7.1       14.3     35.7    21.4     21.4      0.0      0.0
     GERMAN               12                          33.3      33.3     16.7    16.7     0.0       0.0      0.0
     HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 16                          0.0       43.8     50.0    6.3      0.0       0.0      0.0
     HISTORY              23                          8.7       17.4     30.4    26.1     17.4      0.0      0.0
     HOME ECONOMICS       5                           0.0       40.0     20.0    40.0     0.0       0.0      0.0
     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                           7         0.0      14.3    57.1     28.6      0.0      0.0
     0.0
     MATHEMATICS          30                          16.7      50.0     20.0    6.7      6.7       0.0      0.0
     FURTHER MATHS        7                           42.9      14.3     14.3    14.3     14.3      0.0      0.0
     MEDIA STUDIES        11                          0.0       9.1      90.9    0.0      0.0       0.0      0.0
     MUSIC                1                           0.0       0.0      100.0   0.0      0.0       0.0      0.0
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     PHYSICS              14                          28.6      28.6     7.1     35.7     0.0       0.0      0.0
     POLITICS             15                          0.0       20.0     66.7    13.3     0.0       0.0      0.0
     PSYCHOLOGY           27                          0.0       14.8     22.2    29.6     25.9      7.4      0.0
     R.S.                 6                           0.0       0.0      83.3    16.7     0.0       0.0      0.0
     SOFTWARE SYSTEMS     8                           12.5      25.0     12.5    25.0     25.0      0.0      0.0
     SPANISH              16                          6.3       18.8     31.3    37.5     6.3       0.0      0.0
     SPORTS SCIENCE       27                          14.8      25.9     29.6    29.6     0.0       0.0      0.0
     TECHNOLOGY           10                          0.0       40.0     30.0    20.0     10.0      0.0      0.0
     TRAVEL & TOURISM     8                           0.0       0.0      50.0    12.5     12.5      25.0     0.0

     NB. All results are provisional and may change as the result of re-marks.

     POST ‘A’ LEVEL LEAVERS’ DESTINATIONS                         TOTAL LEAVERS’ DESTINATIONS
                                                                  (including GCSE and other leavers destinations)
     HIGHER EDUCATION                       78.4%
                                                                  HIGHER EDUCATION                    61.0%
     FURTHER EDUCATION                      6.0%
                                                                  FURTHER EDUCATION                   22.6%
     HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP                  1.5%
                                                                  (inc. Jobskills/Apprenticeship)
     EMPLOYMENT                             9.7%
                                                                  HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP               1.1%
     GAP YEAR                               3.7%
                                                                  EMPLOYMENT                          7.9%
     OTHER                                  0.8%
                                                                  ANOTHER SCHOOL                      4.0%
                                                                  GAP YEAR                            1.1%
                                                                  OTHER                               2.3%

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018                                                  RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
ATTENDANCE (YEARS 8 -14)
Attendance was 95.5% of the possible total.

PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS1
2013-14 TO 2015-16 - Grammar schools
The Northern Ireland statistics for the year 2016-17 are not yet available for publication.

Performance Indicator                    2013/14                                       2014/15                                         2015/16

                               School              NI Average                School              NI Average                 School              NI Average

% Achieving 5+ GCSEs              98.8                   97.2                   98.7                   97.2                    99.4                   98.2
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 7+ GCSEs              97.5                   93.0                   94.8                   95.5                    97.5                   95.4
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 3+ A Levels           77.1                   75.7                   72.3                   75.7                    71.1                   78.1
at Grades A-C                                                                                                                                                27
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 2+ A Levels          100.0                   99.6                   100                    99.6                   100.0                   99.7
at Grades A-E
(or equivalent)2

                            1 Excludes pupils with statements of Special Education Needs.
                            2 Figures include all equivalent qualifications. NI Average compares with Grammar Schools in the same Free School Meal band.

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Higher Education
     ‘A’ levels represent the main route into third-level education and Grosvenor seeks to equip our
     Senior Pupils with the qualifications needed for entry into a variety of courses.
     Our Year 14 Pupils gain places in universities throughout the British Isles.

     OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE ENTRANCE 2001 – 2017
     2001    Stacey Gregg             King’s, Cambridge                 English
     2001    Matthew Russell          St Catherine’s, Oxford            French & German
     2001    Simon Turbitt            Brasenose, Oxford                 Law
     2004    Angela Goode             Downing, Cambridge                Natural Sciences
     2005    Adam Gordon              Corpus Christi, Cambridge         Engineering
     2005    William Kilpatrick       St Catherine’s, Oxford            French & Spanish
     2005    Gina Milne               Churchill, Cambridge              Natural Sciences
     2006    Clark Boyd               St Catharine’s, Cambridge         French & Spanish
     2006    David Mack               Jesus College, Cambridge          Computing
     2007    Aimee Campbell           Churchill, Cambridge              German & Spanish
     2007    Olivia Christie          Brasenose, Oxford                 Law
     2007    Vanessa Quigg            St Catharine’s, Cambridge         English
28   2008    Ben Gordon               Trinity, Cambridge                Natural Sciences
     2009    Catherine Coffey         Brasenose, Oxford                 French & German
     2009    Chris Logan              King’s, Cambridge                 Medicine
     2010    Jack Wright              Girton, Cambridge                 Natural Sciences
     2011    Jessica Hills            St.Hilda’s, Oxford                Law
     2011    Ashleigh Marshall        Sidney Sussex, Cambridge          Natural Sciences
     2011    Darren Bell              Magdalene, Cambridge              Medicine
     2012    Richard Anderson         Jesus, Cambridge                  Medicine
     2013    Helen Pruzina            Pembroke, Cambridge               Human, Social & Political Sciences
     2014    Ross Neill               Christ’s College, Cambridge       Law
     2015    Zoe Harrison             Merton College, Oxford            Law
     2015    Daniel Mayhew            St Peter’s College, Oxford        Law
     2015    Paul Pruzina             Jesus College, Cambridge          Mathematics
     2015    David Thompson           Corpus Christi, Cambridge         Natural Sciences
     2016    Susannah Ashfield        Trinity College, Cambridge        Medicine
     2016    Medani Elshibly          Emmanuel College, Cambridge       Medicine
     2016    Ryan Simpson             St Hughes College, Oxford         Mathematics
     2017    Michael Culbert          St Hughes College, Oxford         Biomedical Sciences
     2017    Cameron Hamilton         Trinity College, Cambridge        Engineering

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018                                            RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
Working with Parents
REPORTING TO PARENTS                                          •
                                                               do not otherwise visit the school without
                                                               appointment;
Junior School (Key Stage 3: [Years 8-10])
Parents/Guardians receive 3 report cards (November,           • do not go directly to classrooms nor talk to any
February, April) and 1 full report following end-of-year         teacher or pupil without prior approval;
examinations.
                                                              • report to Reception on arrival in school;
Middle School (Key Stage 4: [Years 11 & 12])                  • agree in advance if you wish anyone other than a
Parents/Guardians of Year 11 pupils receive 3 report             parent/guardian to participate in discussion.
cards (November, February, April) and 1 full report
following end-of-year examinations; Year 12 pupils         All discussions should be carried out in an atmosphere
receive 1 report card (November) and 1 full report         of mutual respect. The Board of Governors reserves
issued in February following mock GCSE examinations.       the right to withdraw a parent’s/guardian’s licence to
                                                           enter the school premises.
Senior School [Years 13 & 14]
Parents/Guardians of Year 13 and Year 14 students
                                                           FRIENDS OF GROSVENOR ASSOCIATION
receive 1 report card (November) and 1 full report
                                                           The Friends of Grosvenor Association is a group of
following the mock examinations in January.
                                                           interested parents, former pupils, staff and other friends
All Years                                                  of the School who wish to help support Grosvenor in
At any time, a parent may request an interview or a        its education of the pupils. The Association is run
specific report, which will be arranged through the        by a committee of three nominated staff (including
Head of Year, in the first instance.                       a representative of the School’s Senior Leadership
                                                           Team) and a group of dedicated parents.                      29
Parent Consultation
Parents/Guardians of pupils in all years are invited to    In 2017-18 the Friends of Grosvenor Association
meet the subject teachers of their child at a ‘Parent      Committee consists of the following Office Bearers:
Consultation’ afternoon.      Parents/Guardians are
informed of the dates of these meetings at the start         Mrs R Russell           Chairperson
of the year.
                                                             Mr M Holden             Secretary
PARENTAL VISITS TO SCHOOL                                    Mrs A Parker            Treasurer
The partnership between home and school is of vital
importance in ensuring the best possible education           Mr P Brunt              SLT Representative
for all our pupils. Grosvenor prides itself on having
developed good communications with home and
we provide a range of opportunities for parents and        The Association attempts to meet its task by:
guardians to consult with the school on any matter
                                                           1.	
                                                              holding meetings for parents on topical and
regarding the education or wellbeing of their son or
                                                              relevant educational issues;
daughter. These opportunities include:
                                                           2	fund raising to aid the School in the provision of
 • formal parent consultations;
                                                              additional equipment, materials and training to
 • informal contact by means of phone calls                  enhance our pupils’ education and by
    or notes; and
                                                           3.	providing opportunities for parents and friends to
 • meetings arranged by appointment.                           meet in a social manner.
The School is happy to provide this range of
opportunities to talk to parents and guardians and
indeed would welcome any suggestions as to how
such contact and communication could be further
developed. In order to ensure that all parental contact
operates in the best interest of each pupil we ask
that you:

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                         GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018
COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES                                         you should contact the Chairman of the Board
     The section below outlines the Complaints Procedures          of Governors, using the school address. The
     for the School. A copy of the full Complaints                 Chairman will refer the complaint on to the Main
     Procedures document is available from the School              Board where applicable.
     Office, or from the School website.
                                                                5.	
                                                                   The Education Authority has no responsibility
     1.	For most matters the Form Tutor or the Subject            for, and cannot deal with, complaints (except for
         Teacher is usually the first point of contact.            those referred to in Section 4 of the full Complaints
                                                                   Procedures document.)
     2.	Depending on the nature of the matter, you may,
         however, wish to contact the Head of Year or the       6.	
                                                                   Having exhausted the internal complaints
         Head of Department.                                       procedure, parents of pupils may refer their
                                                                   complaint to the Northern Ireland Public Services
     3.	Depending on the nature of the matter, you may,
                                                                   Ombudsman (NIPSO), if they remain dissatisfied.
         however, wish to contact a Senior Teacher (Head
                                                                   Upon receiving notification by the School that
         of Junior, Middle or Senior School), Vice Principal
                                                                   the full internal complaints procedure has been
         or the Principal directly. You may also do so at any
                                                                   completed, parents who remain dissatisfied are
         stage if you believe the matter is serious enough
                                                                   required to make any complaint to the Ombudsman
         to merit the involvement of Senior Leadership, or if
                                                                   within 6 months of the date of receiving written
         you are dissatisfied with the service provided.
                                                                   notification.   The NIPSO contact details are
     4.	If you are dissatisfied with the manner in which the      provided in Appendix 1 of the full Complaints
         school has dealt with you and/or your complaint,          Procedures document.

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     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2018                                            RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
School Policies –
Behaviour Policy
Parents / Guardians and prospective pupils should         THE CODE OF CONDUCT
note that acceptance of a place at Grosvenor              The Code of Conduct sets out the School’s expectations
Grammar School is taken to mean acceptance of the         of all of its pupils. Grosvenor is proud of its traditions
School’s Behaviour Policy (including School Rules)        and of the good relationships existing between pupils,
and the Code of Conduct.                                  teachers, parents and the wider community, which are
                                                          such an important part of this School.
This policy has been written following consultation
with staff, pupils, parents and governors of the          The Code of Conduct can be summarised as follows.
School.
                                                            •	Respect yourself. Display the highest standards
1.1	It is the policy of this School that pupils should        of conduct at all times.
     be encouraged to behave in ways that show
                                                            •	Treat all members of the school community with
     self-respect and respect for others and which
                                                               respect.
     maintain a safe, orderly and enjoyable learning
     environment.                                           •	Attend school whenever possible.
1.2	The procedures and documents produced and              •	Arrive punctually to school and to the start of
     the approaches adopted by staff, in and out of            each lesson.
     the classroom, emphasise the School’s ethos by
                                                            •	Take responsibility for your own belongings and
     focusing on positive behaviour strategies.                                                                        31
                                                               respect property belonging to the school and to
1.3 	This policy recognises the positive impact that          others.
      good, orderly behaviour has on the teaching
                                                            •	Behave in a safety-conscious manner at all times.
      and learning process.
                                                            •	
                                                              During lessons, act in a manner that will
1.4 	At the heart of positive behaviour lies a good
                                                              maximise the learning opportunities for yourself
      relationship between pupils and staff. The aim of
                                                              and others.
      the School is to foster such relationships based
      on mutual respect.                                    •	
                                                              Complete all homework to the best of your
                                                              ability and meet all homework and coursework
1.5 	Whilst seeking to ensure a consistent approach
                                                              deadlines.
       to behaviour management, there is an equal
       recognition of the need to treat each pupil
       as an individual, taking account of mitigating
       circumstances as and when appropriate.
1.6 	
     The contents of the policy apply to pupils
     whether in school, travelling to and from school,
     on school trips or representing the school off-
     site (see Educational Visits Policy for the Code
     of Conduct relating specifically to school trips).
1.7 	The contents of the policy and the contents of
      the e-safety, ICT Acceptable Use and Digital
      Media Policy apply to pupils at all times.
1.8	
    The Governors are committed to a
    process of consultation and will review the
    Behaviour Policy regularly to ensure that
    the aims of the Policy are being met.

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