2019 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School

 
2019 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
2019 PROSPECTUS

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
2019 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
Welcome from the Principal
2019 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
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 his or her 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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2019 PROSPECTUS RELATIONSHIPS RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY - Grosvenor Grammar School
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 2019/20                 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; and
(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
   159         163            162        170           163       142          127

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, 9 January and Thursday, 10 January 2019 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 talks 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 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 at 7.00pm
for those who wish to hear about courses offered in Senior School.

  PRINCIPAL            Dr F Vasey

  CHAIRPERSON Miss S R Rainey OBE

  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
8   Our relationship with parents/guardians is of the utmost    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, co-      given the opportunity to attend their child’s personal
    ordinated by a Head of Year, supported by a Head of         careers interview. Parent Information Evenings are
    School, with the Vice-Principal i/c Pastoral Care having    also provided for pupils in Years 9 and Year 11.
    overall responsibility. A school counsellor, a Special      Year 9 pupils will also have a timetabled Form Period
    Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Assistant           (35 minutes per week). This time has been provided
    SENCo and a Pupil Welfare Auxiliary (school nurse)          to allow the pupils to build relationships with the other
    also play vital roles in providing pastoral care to our     pupils in their Form Class and their Form Tutor and
    pupils.                                                     also to support the taught Pastoral programme.

    FORM TUTOR                                                  Any pupils who join the School in Years 9-12 benefit
    In Grosvenor, the Form Tutor provides the first and         from an Induction Programme established by their
    most immediate level of support and help for pupils,        Head of Year and includes a ‘buddy system’ to ensure
                                                                that they integrate fully into school life as easily as
    with 25 minutes set aside at the beginning of each day
                                                                possible.
    to develop relationships in Form Time.
    Depending upon the age/educational stage, pupils            YEARS 13 - 14
    have different needs. In order to provide the most          In Senior School, pupils are re-grouped to encourage
    appropriate care, the pastoral structure and provision      greater mixing and to help new pupils integrate more
    differ slightly between the year groups:                    easily. At the beginning of Year 13, an Induction

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Programme is in place to help students make the         •	facilitating individual pupil target-setting
transition to life in Senior School. Senior School         exercises;
pupils have their own accommodation where they          •	liaising with the Head of Year, subject teachers
study independently (under supervision) during non-        and parents regarding progress, behaviour of
timetabled subject classes, and join together in the       each pupil;
Common Room for break and lunch.
                                                        •	guidance with self-organisation e.g.
Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to meet              Student Planners;
subject teachers in both year groups, and are also      •	induction arrangements for new pupils
invited to attend a Higher Education information           joining the class;
evening for students in Year 14. A Parent Information
                                                        •	accompanying class to relevant assemblies and
Evening is provided for the parents of pupils in
                                                           conducting class assemblies;
Year 13.
                                                        • responsibility for report completion; and
DUTIES OF A FORM TUTOR                                  •	dealing with a variety of administrative matters
Specific Duties of all Form Tutors include:                relating to the Form Class/Tutor Group.
• promotion of the ethos of the school;
• delivering the pastoral scheme of work;               HEAD OF YEAR
                                                        The Head of Year has a key role in the School’s
• registration and attendance monitoring;
                                                        pastoral structure and provides a constant channel
•	overseeing of the conduct and appearance of          of information, support and encouragement for each
   each individual in the class;                        pupil, working closely with all involved in pastoral
•	monitoring of the progress and well-being of         provision. Each Head of Year leads and manages his/     9
   each individual;                                     her team of Form Tutors and co-ordinates and oversees
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their work. As well as dealing with individuals, the Head   Child Protection policy and E-safety, ICT Acceptable
     of Year establishes a relationship with each Form Class     Use and Digital Media Policy. A member of the Senior
     and promotes a sense of year-group identity, partly         Leadership Team is the Designated Teacher for
     through Year Assemblies and year-group activities.          Safeguarding and Child Protection and there are three
     Heads of Year work in partnership with parents, liaising    Deputy Designated Teachers.
     closely with them.
                                                                 ACADEMIC TUTORING AND PASTORAL
     HEADS OF SCHOOL                                             MENTORING
     There are 3 Heads of School: Head of Junior School,         In order to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties,
     Head of Middle School and Head of Senior School.            either in a specific subject or across the curriculum,
     Each Head of School is also a member of the Senior          academic tutoring and pastoral mentoring are offered.
     Leadership Team.                                            The schemes are co-ordinated by specially selected
                                                                 staff, who are assisted by senior pupils.
     THE SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
     The School Counsellor provides pupils with an               PUPIL WELFARE AUXILIARY (PWA)
     opportunity to discuss and try to resolve their             The PWA is available throughout the school day (in
     concerns or problems in a confidential manner.              the Medical room) to provide support for pupils who
     Pupils refer themselves to the Counsellor by making         have medical needs, as a result of an accident or
     personal contact; additionally, members of SLT and/         sickness. Pupils in need of the PWA’s attention (except
     or the Principal may refer a pupil to the appropriate       in an emergency) can report to her after gaining
     counselling support. Counselling rooms provide a            permission from the subject teacher / teacher on duty,
     private and informal setting. Our school Counsellor         in the company of another pupil if necessary. After
     seeks advice from and refers young people to external       examination, the PWA will decide on treatment and
     Counselling agencies where necessary.                       possibly make contact with a parent/guardian, where
                                                                 appropriate.
     The school also avails of the external counselling
     service appointed by the Department of Education.
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     Our designated external Counsellor works one day in
                                                                 All Prefects make an active contribution to school
     school and can be contacted by pupils in person, or
                                                                 life, acting as a role model and promoting a sense of
     via the internal School Counsellor or the appropriate
                                                                 responsibility and commitment to the School.
     Head of School.
                                                                 Form Prefects attend registration with a Year 8, Year
     SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CO-ORDINATOR                      9 or Year 10 Form Class. They have a special role in
     (SENCo) AND ASSISTANT SENCo                                 terms of their responsibilities and relationships with
     Pupils with identified special educational needs (for       the pupils in their Form Class. While part of their role
     example, specific learning difficulty; emotional and        is to assist the Form Tutor with a variety of duties, such
     behavioural difficulties; physical disabilities; sensory    as assisting in the planning and presentation of class
     impairments; speech and language difficulties;              assemblies, and helping the Form Tutor to keep a
     medical conditions) receive additional support and          regular check on Student Planners, their key role is to
     attention, as their specific need dictates. The co-         establish a relationship with the pupils and to act as a
     ordinators work closely with Heads of Year and other        positive role model to the younger pupils
     senior staff to ensure that appropriate measures are
     taken to meet the needs of these young people. They         SCHOOL COUNCILS
     also liaise with parents and external agencies such as      Grosvenor is committed to facilitating an active pupil
     Educational Psychologists and Educational Welfare           voice. To provide an opportunity for pupils to have
     Officers. Grosvenor’s facilities are fully DDA compliant    an input into school policy, Student Councils meet at
     in order to provide full access for people with physical    least once during each term:
     disabilities. Classroom / General Assistants are
     provided, where necessary, to give maximum support          School Council (Junior):              Years 8-10
     to individual pupils with particular needs.                 School Council (Middle):              Years 11 and 12
     SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION                           School Council (Senior):              Years 13 and 14
     Grosvenor Grammar School provides a safe and
     caring environment for pupils and staff, and the safety     Pupil representatives meet with staff to discuss issues,
     and wellbeing of pupils have absolute priority. The         propose changes and listen to others’ viewpoints.
     pastoral care system is in place for the benefit of all     Proposals are taken to the Senior Leadership Team,
     pupils and staff and to support the Safeguarding and        who respond accordingly.

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EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY                            The procedures and documents produced and
Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of geographical      the approaches adopted by staff, in and out of the
areas and social backgrounds and the School seeks to         classroom, emphasise the School’s ethos by focusing
establish positive and constructive relationships with       on positive behaviour strategies.”
the local community, with feeder primary schools,
                                                             These key statements from the School’s Behaviour
with the wider community and, beyond that, to an
                                                             Policy reflect the underlying principle to promote
international community. Grosvenor has a strong
                                                             positive behaviour and self-discipline in our pupils. It
tradition of links with people of all creeds, cultures and
                                                             is recognised that while rules and procedures protect
nationalities. The School is proud of its involvement in
                                                             rights and define, rewards and sanctions are used to
various local, national and international schemes and
                                                             encourage and maintain high standards of behaviour
projects which promote the international dimension
                                                             and positive attitudes in class and throughout the
and which enable pupils to develop personally, as
                                                             school.
world citizens and in an increasingly competitive
international workplace. The Board of Governors              In keeping with the ethos of the School, there is a desire
strongly supports the efforts of staff and pupils in         to recognise the good behaviour and attendance of
these areas of the curriculum.                               our pupils. This positive reinforcement of acceptable
                                                             behaviour is designed to minimise the need for the use
REWARDS AND SANCTIONS                                        of the Sanctions as outlined in the Behaviour Policy.
“It is the policy of this School that pupils should be
encouraged to behave in ways that show self-respect
and respect for others and which maintain a safe,
orderly and enjoyable learning environment.

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Pupil Safety and Protection
The safety and wellbeing of the pupils have absolute      (iv)	All allegations of abuse are reported to the
priority. In this connection, the School seeks to               School’s Safeguarding Team on a termly basis
implement all directives from DENI and EA relating              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 has been allocated time during the week to
The aims are 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 Counsellor is 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
   allegations; and                                       or, if they prefer, ask their Form Tutor, Head of Year
•	meet legal obligations in relation to safeguarding     or a member of the Senior Leadership Team to refer
   and child protection.                                  them. Additionally, parents/guardians can telephone            13
                                                          the School Counsellor 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 relates to a member of staff,     to advise the Principal; (ii) there is a legal obligation on
       the contact is the Designated Teacher who          the school to pass on information to the PSNI and/or
       reports to the Principal and the Chairperson (or   Social Services).
       Vice Chairperson) of the Board of Governors
       is informed.
(iii)	If the allegation relates to the Principal, the
       contact is the Designated Teacher who reports
       to the Chair (or Vice Chairperson) 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 below 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 2018/19
       Music              Sport              Drama             Other Activities
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     Senior Choir         Athletics          Production        Animal Club         Debate Team       Magazine
                                                                                                     Committee
     Chamber Choir        Badminton          Backstage         Book Club           Public Speaking
                                                                                                     Science Club
     Junior Choir         Cricket            Sound & Lights    War Hammer          Fencing
                                                               Club                                  Cookery Club
     Girls’/Mens’ Choir   Football           Set Design                            Library Club
                                                               Scripture Union                       Revision Club
     String Quartet       Golf               Make-Up                               Duke of
                                                               Junior              Edinburgh’s       Spanish iPads
     Jazz Band            Hockey (Boys                         Fellowship          Award             Club
                          & Girls)                             Group
     Guitar Club Senior                                                            Mock Trial        BBC School
                          Netball                              Senior              Competition       News Club
     Orchestra String                                          Fellowship
                          Rugby                                Group               Habitat for       Japanese Club
     Ensemble Brass                                                                Humanity
                          Table Tennis                         Culture Club
     Group Flute Group                                                             Mini Enterprise
                          Tennis                               Code IT
                                                                                   Charity
                                                               Chess Club          Committee

                                                               Urban               Photography
                                                               Ecologists          Club

                                                               Homework Club       ACF
                                                               using ICT

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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 2018-19, the School week is divided into 45
     periods of 35 minutes.                                2.15 pm    -   2.50 pm    Period 9
     The 2018-19 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.
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 Literacy, Using
statutory requirements of the Education Order 2006,                              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
 LITERACY                                                       1                          -                          -
 DRAMA                                                          1                          -                          -
 MATHEMATICS                                                    5                          5                          5
 SCIENCE                                                        5                          -                          -
 BIOLOGY                                                        -                          2                          2
 CHEMISTRY                                                      -                          2                          2                          17
 PHYSICS                                                        -                          2                          2
 FRENCH                                                         4                          2                          21
 GERMAN                                                         -                          2                          21
 SPANISH                                                        -                          2                          21
 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. The total period allocation for modern languages in Year 10 is 6 periods. However, pupils are provided with the opportunity to:
   a) focus their language studies by selecting a combination of any two languages (with each language being allocated 3 periods per week); or
   b) continue will all three modern languages (with each language being allocated 2 periods per week).
2. Staff set and mark internal examinations in all subjects and the outcomes are reported to parents.
3. All pupils in Year 10 receive a Junior Certificate, based on the results of their Summer Examinations.
4. In Year 10, pupils commence a two-year course in GCSE LLW. This course is completed by 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                                      number of GCSEs taken. Pupils are able to make
     and the School provides a menu of 27 courses. English                                             informed and appropriate choices which best suits
     Language, Mathematics, and a Science subject are                                                  their interests, abilities and ambitions for A Level,
     compulsory GCSEs and all pupils take Learning for                                                 university and their career. The School is compliant
     Life & Work [an additional GCSE], Religious Studies                                               with the Entitlement Framework for 2018/19, as
     [a ½ GCSE] and Physical Education as required by the                                              required by the Education Order 2006. The current
     Education Order 2006. Beyond that, the arrangements                                               subjects offered for 2018/19 are shown below:
     give freedom in terms of subject combinations and
                                                                                                      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 LANGUAGE1 only
      MATHEMATICS2                                              4                   5                 1 x GCSE
      Modern Languages3: - 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
     ENRICHMENT4                                                                                      1                               1
     ICT5                                                                                             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 list6: 18                                                                  18              4 x GCSE
     ART & DESIGN                                 FOOD & NUTRITION                                                                    MEDIA STUDIES
     BIOLOGY                                      FRENCH                                                                              PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     BUSINESS STUDIES                             FURTHER MATHEMATICS                                                                 PHYSICS
     CHEMISTRY                                    GEOGRAPHY                                                                           RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Full course)
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (multi-media)             GERMAN                                                                              SPANISH
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (programming) GOVERNMENT & POLITICS                                                                           TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN
     DRAMA                                        HISTORY
     TOTALS 45 45                                                                                                                                                      8.5, 9.5, 10.5
     			                                                                                                                                                               or 11.5 x GCSE
     NOTES:
     1.	Pupils will be allocated to a class either to study English Language and English Literature or English Language only, on the basis of their performance in English at Key Stage 3. Pupils
         studying English Language and English Literature will achieve an additional GCSE qualification more than those studying English Language only. The period allocation of English will
         be the same for all pupils.
     2.	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.
     3.	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.
     4.	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.
     5.  Pupils have the opportunity of taking an accredited ICT qualification (Microsoft Office Specialist).
     6.  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 2018/19 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 Years 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
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.
     The department maintain two Careers libraries which contain a wide variety of up-to-date literature and resources.

     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 (Eye for Education).

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

     YEAR 11                                                    YEAR 14
     • All pupils have two days of work experience.             •	Each student has a weekly Careers lesson.
     • All pupils attend an annual Careers Day.                 •	Personal interviews are held with each student to
                                                                   discuss career pathways (including UCAS).
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson on
        Employability (including employability skills).         •	Parents were invited to attend a UCAS talk in the
                                                                   School.
                                                                •	Pupils attend interview training and a mock
     YEAR 12                                                       interview in the first term.
                                                                •	Detailed guidance was given on completion of
     Last year of compulsory schooling; pupils must make
                                                                   UCAS forms and other relevant documentation
     vital decisions.
                                                                   including other Higher Education Institutions,
     • Each pupil has a weekly Careers lesson.
                                                                   Colleges of Further Education and employment
     •	DE Careers Adviser visits the School weekly to             applications.
         advise on post-16 choices.
                                                                •	Year 14 pupils attend a variety of University Open
     •	Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention in             Days throughout the year.
         the first term.
                                                                •	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 whenever 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
• o
   ver 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
  and Science & Technology and in the Independent
  Learning Centre;                                           ii) the age and the understanding of the pupil.

• a
   ratio of approximately 1 computer to 2 pupils,           General recommendations are:
  many of which are available for pupil use before/
                                                             Year 8       5.0       hours per week
  after school, during break and lunch times; and
                                                             Year 9       6.0       hours per week
• a
   ll members of staff having access to an iPad and
                                                             Year 10      6.5       hours per week
  are encouraged to use these in their classroom
  practice.                                                  Year 11      10.5      hours per week
                                                             Years 12-14  12-15     hours per week                      21
Middle school pupils have timetable classes in ICT
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 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 child(ren) 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.

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22
                                                               the GCSE LLW course is completed in Year 11.
                                                               Furthermore, elements of Personal Development
                                                               are delivered through the pastoral schemes of work
                                                               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. These talks
                                                               are linked to the pastoral scheme of work and are
     In an effort to avoid overloading junior pupils, a        followed up by Form Tutors during Registration time.
     homework timetable will be issued to pupils in Years
     8-10 by their Head of Year.                               INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION & EDUCATION
     Parents/Guardians can support their children by           FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
     providing a quiet, warm study space and ensuring that     Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of
     adequate time is set aside for homework..                 geographical areas and social backgrounds and the
                                                               school seeks to establish positive and constructive
     PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING                         relationships with the local community, with feeder
     FOR LIFE AND WORK                                         schools, with the wider community of North and Mid
     These are taught programmes of study to cover             Down and East and South Belfast and, beyond that, to
     discrete topics relating to the personal and social       an international community. Grosvenor is committed
     development of pupils. Topics include: developing         to respecting and valuing the diversity which exists in
     inter-personal skills; healthy living; relationships      the wider community and believes that all pupils need
     and sexuality education; study skills; self-discipline;   to experience a school environment where differences
     citizenship and employability.                            are respected and valued and the principles of equal
                                                               opportunity are actively seen to be at work in the
     Each pupil in Years 8 & 9 is timetabled for Personal      School’s ethos and procedures.
     Development and Citizenship. In Year 10, pupils
     commence a two-year course in GCSE LLW that               The School is proud of its involvement in various
     includes Personal Development and Citizenship;            local, national and international schemes and projects
                                                               which promote the international dimension and which

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2019                                           RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
enable pupils to develop personally, as world citizens      •	The School Choir sang in front of Her Majesty the
and in an increasingly competitive international               Queen and Prince Philip at Hillsborough Castle
workplace. The Board of Governors strongly supports            at the event to mark the 30th Anniversary of Co-
the efforts of the staff and pupils in these areas of the      Operation Ireland; choirs and ensembles are
curriculum.                                                    involved in a wide range of events from charities to
                                                               weddings;
The following provides a snapshot of links and/or
initiatives:                                                •	
                                                              Gillespie Gap Year Award Scheme - Dr Alan
                                                              Gillespie, a former pupil, has made available £1500
•	
  The School was appointed in 2013 as one of
                                                              per year in order to encourage and assist Senior
  the eight Confucius Classroom Hub Schools in
                                                              School pupils in taking a gap year. Former pupils
  Northern Ireland. Mandarin language and cultural
  classes are delivered in Grosvenor and in the partner       Elaine Moore and Reg Smyth have also provided
  schools (Our Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock,           money for travel bursaries in Modern Languages
  Lagan College, Down High School, Rathmore                   and Geography respectively;
  Grammar School, Andrews Memorial Primary                  •	
                                                              Pupils are involved in many cross-border or
  School, Dundonald Primary School, Orangefield               international projects: Spirit of Enniskillen, Rotary
  Primary School, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School,          International, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award;
  St Teresa’s Primary School and Strandtown Primary
  School). This programme is to be extended to              •	Three Grosvenor pupils have spent an academic
  further schools during the 2018/19 academic year;            year at the prestigious Lawrenceville High School,
                                                               USA, before going to university; and
•	
  The long-established partnership with Our Lady
  & St Patrick’s College, Knock and Lagan College           •	
                                                              Grosvenor has recently renewed the coveted
  continues to develop through funding provided by            Eco-Schools Green Flag for its environmental
  the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity             achievement.
  (CRED) and the Shared Education projects;
                                                            The School welcomes international pupils and visitors     23
•	
  The French, German and Spanish departments                and has a regular stream of pupils, students, teachers,
  have established links with schools abroad; home-         educationalists and sporting teams from countries.
  stay exchanges and/or languages trips take place in
                                                            They represent many denominations and creeds, as
  all languages; the Modern Languages Department
                                                            well as numerous different cultures.
  organises annual Carol Services in French, German
  and Spanish;

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Pupil Achievements:
     GCSE and A Level Highlights
     2018 KEY STAGE 3 ASSESSMENT OUTCOMES [All figures are %]

     Key Skills		                                            Level 5       Level 6           Level 7
     Communication          Teacher-Assessed Levels            100               89            36
     Mathematics            Teacher-Assessed Levels            100               91            45
     ICT                    Teacher-Assessed Levels            100               80            12

     2018 GCSE OVERALL GRADES
     No. IN YEAR 12                   154         ENTERING 5+ SUBJECTS                   100%
     A*-C IN 7+ SUBJECTS              96.1%       ENTERING 1-4 SUBJECTS                  100%
     A*-C IN 5+ SUBJECTS              99.4%       A*-G IN 5+ SUBJECTS		                  100%
     A*-C IN 1-4 SUBJECTS             100.0%      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		16.0                   24.0     28.0         28.0      4.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     BIOLOGY                         111		21.6                  43.2     27.9         6.3       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.9   0.0
24
     BUSINESS STUDIES                40		     7.5               22.5     32.5         22.5      12.5   2.5    0.0    0.0   0.0
     CHEMISTRY                       114		14.9                  42.1     28.9         12.3      1.8    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     COMPUTING                       24		16.7                   37.5     20.8         20.8      4.2    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     DRAMA                           10		10.0                   50.0     40.0         0.0       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LANGUAGE                154		5.8                   33.8     40.9         18.2      1.3    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE              131		18.3                  29.0     36.6         13.7      2.3    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     FOOD & NUTRITION                20		     25.0              35.0     25.0         15.0      0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     FRENCH                          55		25.5                   25.5     18.2         29.1      1.8    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     GEOGRAPHY                       20		0.0                    40.0     40.0         20.0      0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     GERMAN                          55		12.7                   29.1     30.9         18.2      9.1    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     HISTORY                         60		25.0                   35.0     30.0         6.7       1.7    1.7    0.0    0.0   0.0
     I.T.                            12		16.7                   75.0     0.0          8.3       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     LLW                             152		 2.0                  19.7     43.4         21.7      10.5   2.0    0.7    0.0   0.0
     MATHEMATICS                     154		34.4                  29.2     27.3         8.4       0.6    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     FURTHER MATHEMATICS             61		24.6                   31.1     26.2         16.4      0.0    1.6    0.0    0.0   0.0
     MEDIA STUDIES                   28		0.0                    0.0      57.1         42.9      0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     MUSIC                           20		5.0                    45.0     25.0         15.0      5.0    5.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     P.E.                            51		7.8                    29.4     25.5         27.5      9.8    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     PHYSICS                         77		20.8                   37.7     32.5         9.1       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES (R.S.)        9		      22.2              33.3     44.4         0.0       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     SINGLE AWARD SCIENCE            29		     24.1              69.0     6.9          0.0       0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     SPANISH                         67		22.4                   25.4     16.4         26.9      9.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
     TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN             18		     5.6               16.7     50.0         16.7      5.6    0.0    5.6    0.0   0.0
     R.S. (Short Course)             144		    18.1              32.6     25.0         11.8      6.3    5.6    0.7    0.0   0.0

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

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2018 AS AND A-LEVEL OVERALL RESULTS
NUMBER IN YEAR 13 - 148

AS LEVEL BY SUBJECT                                              PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                                        ENTRY NO         A     B    C    D    E    U
ART                                     8                25.0  37.5 0.0  37.5 0.0  0.0
BIOLOGY                                 50               34.0  20.0 22.0 12.0 10.0 2.0
BUSINESS STUDIES                        21               52.4  28.6 9.5  4.8  4.8  0.0
CHEMISTRY                               55               30.9  20.0 16.4 12.7 7.3  12.7
CHINESE                                 2                100.0
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY                      2                100.0 0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0  0.0
ECONOMICS                               13               0.0   30.8 38.5 23.1 7.7  0.0
ENGLISH LITERATURE                      20               15.0  50.0 20.0 15.0 0.0  0.0
FRENCH                                  16               6.3   31.3 31.3 25.0 6.3  0.0
GEOGRAPHY                               27               40.7  33.3 22.2 3.7  0.0  0.0
GERMAN                                  11               9.1   36.4 27.3 9.1  18.2 0.0
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                    20               35.0  40.0 10.0 5.0  10.0 0.0
HISTORY                                 23               26.1  39.1 26.1 4.3  0.0  4.3
MATHEMATICS                             52               30.8  26.9 17.3 11.5 3.8  9.6
FURTHER MATHEMATICS                     9                88.7  11.3
MEDIA STUDIES                           9                11.1  44.4 33.3 11.1 0.0  0.0
MUSIC                                   2                0.0   50.0 50.0 0.0  0.0  0.0                        25
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE                15               40.0  20.0 26.7 6.7  6.7  0.0
PHYSICS                                 36               27.8  27.8 25.0 2.8  11.1 5.6
POLITICS                                29               37.9  17.2 27.6 10.3 3.4  3.4
PSYCHOLOGY                              39               15.4  25.6 23.1 25.6 7.7  2.6
RELIGIOUS STUDIES                       8                37.5  37.5 12.5 0.0  12.5 0.0
SOFTWARE SYSTEMS                        11               63.6  9.1  27.3 0.0  0.0  0.0
SPANISH                                 23               60.9  17.4 13.0 8.7  0.0  0.0
SPORTS SCIENCE                          18               66.7  16.7 5.6  11.1 0.0  0.0
TRAVEL AND TOURISM                      8                25.0  0.0  37.5 0.0  0.0  37.5

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

A-LEVEL
NO. IN FINAL YEAR                128
3+ AT GRADES A* TO C             70.3%
2+ AT GRADES A*TO E              100%
1+ AT GRADES A* TO E             100%

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A-LEVEL BY SUBJECT                                             PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                                            ENTRY A*            A         B        C        D         E          U
                                            NO
     ART                                    5         40.0      20.0      40.0     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     BIOLOGY                                35        8.6       31.4      31.4     22.9     2.9       2.9        0.0
     BUSINESS STUDIES                       25        0.0       24.0      60.0     16.0     0.0       0.0        0.0
     CHEMISTRY                              28        7.1       39.3      17.9     14.3     17.9      3.6        0.0
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY                     7         14.3      57.1      0.0      0.0      14.3      14.3       0.0
     DRAMA                                  5         0.0       0.0       60.0     20.0     20.0      0.0        0.0
     ECONOMICS                              6         0.0       16.7      0.0      33.3     50.0      0.0        0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE                     16        12.5      25.0      0.0      37.5     25.0      0.0        0.0
     FRENCH                                 16        18.8      12.5      18.8     31.3     18.8      0.0        0.0
     GEOGRAPHY                              8         12.5      0.0       25.0     25.0     37.5      0.0        0.0
     GERMAN                                 7         14.3      28.6      28.6     28.6     0.0       0.0        0.0
     HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                   17        0.0       11.8      70.6     17.6     0.0       0.0        0.0
     HISTORY                                13        0.0       15.4      46.2     23.1     7.7       7.7        0.0
     HOME ECONOMICS                         12        8.3       8.3       25.0     33.3     8.3       8.3        8.3
     MATHEMATICS                            44        15.9      22.7      34.1     13.6     9.1       4.5        0.0
     FURTHER MATHEMATICS                    7         14.3      0.0       42.9     14.3     28.6      0.0        0.0
     MEDIA STUDIES                          19        5.3       31.6      47.4     15.8     0.0       0.0        0.0
     MUSIC                                  4         0.0       25.0      50.0     25.0     0.0       0.0        0.0
26
     PHYSICS                                18        11.1      33.3      27.8     5.6      11.1      5.6        5.6
     POLITICS                               23        4.3       34.8      34.8     26.1     0.0       0.0        0.0
     PSYCHOLOGY                             18        0.0       5.6       38.9     38.9     16.7      0.0        0.0
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES                      7         28.6      28.6      28.6     14.3     0.0       0.0        0.0
     SOFTWARE SYSTEMS                       9         11.1      44.4      11.1     22.2     11.1      0.0        0.0
     SPANISH                                10        10.0      50.0      30.0     10.0     0.0       0.0        0.0
     SPORTS SCIENCE                         20        5.0       20.0      25.0     35.0     15.0      0.0        0.0
     TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN                    5         0.0       60.0      20.0     20.0     0.0       0.0        0.0
     TRAVEL & TOURISM                       8         0.0       0.0       37.5     50.0     12.5      0.0        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                       70.0%
                                                                    HIGHER EDUCATION                      59.0%
     FURTHER EDUCATION                      9.0%
                                                                    FURTHER EDUCATION                     14.0%
     HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP                  3.0%
                                                                    (inc. Jobskills/Apprenticeship)
     EMPLOYMENT                             8.0%
                                                                    HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP                 3.0%
     GAP YEAR                               3.0%
                                                                    EMPLOYMENT                            10.0%
     OTHER                                  7.0%
                                                                    ANOTHER SCHOOL                        5.0%
                                                                    GAP YEAR                              3.0%
                                                                    OTHER                                 6.0%

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ATTENDANCE (YEARS 8 -14)
Attendance was 94.8% of the possible total.

PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS1
2014-15 TO 2016-17 - Grammar schools
The Northern Ireland statistics for the year 2017-18 are not yet available for publication.

Performance Indicator                    2014/15                                       2015/16                                         2016/17

                               School              NI Average                School              NI Average                 School              NI Average

% Achieving 5+ GCSEs              98.7                   97.8                   99.4                   96.5                    96.9                   98.0
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 7+ GCSEs              94.8                   95.5                   97.5                   92.1                    92.5                   93.8
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 3+ A Levels           72.3                   75.7                   71.1                   76.3                    75.6                   79.3
at Grades A-C
(or equivalent)2
                                                                                                                                                             27
% Achieving 2+ A Levels           100                    99.7                  100.0                   99.5                    99.2                   99.9
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.
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 – 2018
     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
     2018    Angus Harron             Jesus College, Cambridge          History

     GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2019                                            RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY
Working with Parents
REPORTING TO PARENTS                                       developed. In order to ensure that all parental contact
                                                           operates in the best interest of each pupil we ask
Junior School (Key Stage 3: [Years 8-10])
                                                           that you:
Parents/Guardians receive 3 report cards (November,
February, April) and 1 full report following end-of-year   •	do not otherwise visit the school without
examinations.                                                 appointment;
                                                           •	do not go directly to classrooms nor talk to any
Middle School (Key Stage 4: [Years 11 & 12])                  teacher or pupil without prior approval;
Parents/Guardians of Year 11 pupils receive 2 report
                                                           • report to Reception on arrival in school; and
cards (November, February), 1 mock report following
mock examinations in April (for subjects sitting           •	agree in advance if you wish anyone other than a
modules in May/June only) and 1 report for all other          parent/guardian to participate in discussion.
subjects following end-of-year internal examinations;      All discussions should be carried out in an atmosphere
Year 12 pupils receive 1 report card (November) and        of mutual respect. The Board of Governors reserves
1 full report issued in January following mock GCSE        the right to withdraw a parent/guardian’s licence to
examinations.                                              enter the school premises.
Senior School [Years 13 & 14]
                                                           FRIENDS OF GROSVENOR ASSOCIATION
Parents/Guardians of Year 13 and Year 14 students
                                                           The Friends of Grosvenor Association is a group of
receive 1 report card (November) and 1 full report
                                                           interested parents, former pupils, staff and other
issued in January following the mock AS/A2
                                                           friends of the School who wish to help support
examinations.
                                                           Grosvenor in its education of the pupils. The
All Years                                                  Association is run by a committee of nominated staff      29
At any time, a parent may request an interview or a        (including a representative of the School’s Senior
specific report, which will be arranged through the        Leadership Team) and a group of dedicated parents.
Head of Year, in the first instance.                       In 2018-19 the Friends of Grosvenor Association
                                                           Committee consists of the following Office Bearers:
Parent Consultation
Parents/Guardians of pupils in all years are invited to
meet the subject teachers of their child at a ‘Parent        Mrs S Kelly           Chairperson
Consultation’ afternoon. Parents/Guardians are
informed of the dates of these meetings at the start         Mrs J Mitchell        Chairperson
of the year.                                                Mrs R Hill             Secretary

PARENTAL VISITS TO SCHOOL                                   Mrs A Parker           Treasurer
The partnership between home and school is of vital
                                                            Mr J Young             SLT Representative
importance in ensuring the best possible education
for all our pupils. Grosvenor prides itself on having
developed good communications with home and                The Association attempts to meet its task by:
we provide a range of opportunities for parents and
                                                              holding meetings for parents on topical and
                                                           1.	
guardians to consult with the school on any matter
                                                              relevant educational issues;
regarding the education or well-being of their son or
daughter. These opportunities include:                     2	fundraising to aid the School in the provision of
                                                              additional equipment, materials and training to
• formal parent consultations;
                                                              enhance our pupils’ education; and by
•	
  informal contact by means of phone calls or
  notes; and                                               3.	providing opportunities for parents and friends to
                                                               meet in a social manner.
• meetings arranged by appointment.
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

RELATIONSHIPS • RESPECT • RESPONSIBILITY                                        GROSVENOR PROSPECTUS > 2019
COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES                                         you should contact the Chairperson 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                 Chairperson 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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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. The Code of
This policy has been written following consultation
                                                           Conduct can be summarised as follows.
with staff, pupils, parents and governors of the
School.                                                    •	Respect yourself. Display the highest standards of
                                                              conduct at all times.
1.1	It is the policy of this School that pupils should
     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       • Attend school whenever possible.
     environment.                                          •	Arrive punctually to school and to the start of each
1.2	The procedures and documents produced and                lesson.
     the approaches adopted by staff, in and out of        •	Take responsibility for your own belongings and
     the classroom, emphasise the School’s ethos by           respect property belonging to the school and to
     focusing on positive behaviour strategies.               others.                                                   31
1.3	This policy recognises the positive impact that       • Behave in a safety-conscious manner at all times.
     good, orderly behaviour has on the teaching           •	During lessons, act in a manner that will maximise
     and learning process.                                    the learning opportunities for yourself and others.
1.4	At the heart of positive behaviour lies a good        •	Complete all homework to the best of your ability
     relationship between pupils and staff. The aim of        and meet all homework and coursework deadlines.
     the School is to foster such relationships based      •	Wear your uniform with pride. It identifies you as a
     on mutual respect.                                       member of the School community.
1.5	Whilst seeking to ensure a consistent approach        •	Wear your uniform with pride. It identifies you as a
     to behaviour management, there is an equal               member of the School community.
     recognition of the need to treat each pupil
     as an individual, taking account of mitigating
     circumstances as and when appropriate.
    The contents of the policy apply to pupils
1.6	
    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 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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