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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
      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 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 our pupils and look forward to welcoming
      your child.
      Please see our website at www.grosvenorgrammarschool.org.uk for further
      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

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Principal’s Welcome                        3
Our Mission and Aims                       6
Admissions and Enrolment                   7
Arrangements for Pastoral Care             8
Pupil and Safety Protection                13
Extra-curricular activities                14
The School Curriculum                      16
Pupil Achievements                         24
Working with Parents                       29
Positive Behaviour Policy                  31
Charges and Remissions Policy              36
Admissions Criteria                        39
Admissions criteria (Year 8)               39
Admissions criteria (Years 9 -12)          41
Admissions criteria (Years 13 and 14)      42

1. Uniform                                 47
2. The School Year 2021/22                 51
3. Grosvenor Aerial Plan                   52
4. Bus Routes & Transport                  53

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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


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

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
   181         165          163          162           161       131          147

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

Please visit our website at www.grosvenorgrammarschool.org.uk and navigate to
Admissions where you can enjoy our Promotional Video and Virtual Tour of the School.

  PRINCIPAL                         Dr F Vasey

  CHAIRPERSON                       Miss S R Rainey OBE

  TELEPHONE:         028 9070 2777
  FAX:               028 9079 7019
  E-mail:            info@grosvenor.belfast.ni.sch.uk
  Further information:                www.grosvenorgrammarschool.org.uk

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    Arrangements for Pastoral Care
    Pastoral care is an integral part of the whole              Our relationship with parents/guardians is of the utmost
    educational experience offered to our pupils and is         importance to Grosvenor and we will ensure parents
    not a distinct entity. It underpins every aspect of the     are well informed and reassured that their children
    pupils’ experience in school, and exists, not for its own   are being educated in a safe and caring environment
    sake, but to enable pupils to achieve their potential.      and have opportunities to act in partnership with the
    Our aim is to offer the best possible pastoral care by
    providing support and guidance for pupils in a climate      STRUCTURE OF PASTORAL CARE
    which is characterised by good relationships and            Grosvenor has developed a formal Pastoral Care
    mutual respect.                                             system where each pupil belongs to a Form Class/
    We strive to continue to create an atmosphere in            Tutor Group under the direct care of a Form Tutor,
    Grosvenor where our young people will feel secure and       coordinated by a Head of Year, supported by a Head
    accepted in a safe environment and where they know          of School, with the Vice-Principal i/c Pastoral Care
                                                                having overall responsibility. A School Counsellor, a
    that they are valued as individuals. We encourage our
                                                                Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo),
    pupils to develop a positive approach to study and
                                                                Assistant SENCo and a Pupil Welfare Auxiliary (school
    support them as they grow in self-esteem, confidence
                                                                nurse) also play crucial roles in providing pastoral care
    and independent thinking. We will assist our pupils
                                                                to our pupils.
    to make informed career decisions and promote a
    positive approach to leisure activities and healthy         FORM TUTOR
    living.                                                     In Grosvenor, the Form Tutor provides the first and
                                                                most immediate level of support and help for pupils,
                                                                with 25 minutes set aside at the beginning of each day
                                                                to develop relationships in Form Time. Depending
                                                                upon the age/educational stage, pupils have different
                                                                needs. In order to provide the most appropriate care,
                                                                the pastoral structure and provision differ slightly
                                                                between the year groups:

                                                                YEAR 8: TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TO POST
                                                                Grosvenor recognises this is an important year, where
                                                                some primary pupils may be daunted by the move
                                                                to grammar school. The pupils are the youngest and
                                                                smallest; they have to move around much more; they
                                                                have to get to know more teachers and make new
                                                                friends. The Form Tutor and Head of Year are carefully
                                                                selected and specifically trained to work with the Year
                                                                8 pupils and a full Induction Programme is in place,
                                                                beginning with a Year 8 Induction Evening in June
                                                                before the pupils start at Grosvenor.
                                                                Each parent/guardian is invited to an interview with
                                                                the Form Tutor early in the first term and to a Parent
                                                                Consultation afternoon with subject teachers later in
                                                                the year. To help pupils to settle in, develop friendships
                                                                and relationships with each other (as well as with their
                                                                Tutor and Form Prefects), a residential experience is
                                                                currently offered to each class. Year 8 pupils have a
                                                                timetabled Form Period (35 minutes per week). This
                                                                time has been provided to allow the pupils to build

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relationships with the other pupils in their Form Class   Programme is in place to help students make the
and their Form Tutor and also to support the taught       transition to life in Senior School. Senior School pupils
Pastoral programme.                                       have their own accommodation where they study
                                                          independently during non- timetabled subject classes.
YEARS 9 – 12                                              Year 13 classes are held in the Year 13 Library and are
Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to meet             supervised by the Senior School Study Supervisor.
subject teachers in all year groups and are invited to    Year 14 Study classes are held in the Year 14 Library
attend a careers/subject choice information evening       and are unsupervised reflecting the maturity and focus
for pupils in Year 10 and Year 12, as well as being       expected from Year 14 pupils.
given the opportunity to attend their child’s personal
                                                          Parents/Guardians have an opportunity to meet
careers interview. Parent Information Evenings are also
                                                          subject teachers in both year groups, and are also
provided for pupils in Years 9 and Year 11.
                                                          invited to attend a Higher Education information
Year 9 and Year 10 pupils will also have a timetabled     evening for students in Year 14. A Parent Information
Form Period (35 minutes per week). This time has been     Evening is provided for the parents of pupils in
provided to allow the pupils to build relationships       Year 13.
with the other pupils in their Form Class and their
Form Tutor and also to support the taught Pastoral        DUTIES OF A FORM TUTOR
programme.                                                Specific Duties of all Form Tutors include:
Any pupils who join the School in Years 9-12 benefit      • promotion of the ethos of the school;
from an Induction Programme established by their          • delivering the pastoral scheme of work;
Head of Year and includes a ‘buddy system’ to ensure      • registration and attendance monitoring;
that they integrate fully into school life as easily as   • 	overseeing of the conduct and appearance of
possible.                                                     each individual in the class;
                                                          • 	monitoring of the progress and well-being of
YEARS 13 – 14                                                 each individual;
In Senior School, pupils are re-grouped to encourage      • facilitating individual pupil target-setting
greater mixing and to help new pupils integrate                exercises;
more easily. At the beginning of Year 13, an Induction    • 	liaising with the Head of Year, subject teachers

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         and parents regarding progress, behaviour of            impairments; speech and language difficulties; medical
         each pupil;                                             conditions) receive additional support and attention,
     • 	guidance with self-organisation e.g. Student            as their specific need dictates. The coordinators work
         Planners;                                               closely with Heads of Year and other senior staff to
     • 	induction arrangements for new pupils joining the       ensure that appropriate measures are taken to meet
         class;                                                  the needs of these young people. They also liaise with
     • 	accompanying class to relevant assemblies and           parents and external agencies such as Educational
         conducting class assemblies;                            Psychologists and Educational Welfare Officers.
     • responsibility for report completion; and                 Grosvenor’s facilities are fully DDA compliant in
     • 	dealing with a variety of administrative matters        order to provide full access for people with physical
         relating to the Form Class/Tutor Group.                 disabilities. Classroom / General Assistants are
                                                                 provided, where necessary, to give maximum support
     HEAD OF YEAR                                                to individual pupils with particular needs.
     The Head of Year has a key role in the School’s
     pastoral structure and provides a constant channel          SAFEGUARDING AND CHILD PROTECTION
     of information, support and encouragement for each          Grosvenor Grammar School provides a safe and
     pupil, working closely with all involved in pastoral        caring environment for pupils and staff, and the safety
     provision. Each Head of Year leads and manages his/         and wellbeing of pupils have absolute priority. The
     her team of Form Tutors and co-ordinates and oversees       pastoral care system is in place for the benefit of all
     their work. As well as dealing with individuals, the Head   pupils and staff and to support the Safeguarding and
     of Year establishes a relationship with each Form Class     Child Protection Policy and E-safety, ICT Acceptable
     and promotes a sense of year-group identity, partly         Use and Digital Media Policy. A member of the Senior
     through Year Assemblies and year-group activities.          Leadership Team is the Designated Teacher for
     Heads of Year work in partnership with parents, liaising    Safeguarding and Child Protection and there are three
     closely with them.                                          Deputy Designated Teachers.

     HEADS OF SCHOOL                                             ACADEMIC TUTORING AND CLASSROOM
     There are 3 Heads of School: Head of Junior School,         ASSISTANT (CA) MENTORING
     Head of Middle School and Head of Senior School.            In order to help pupils who are experiencing difficulties,
     Each Head of School is also a member of the Senior          either in a specific subject or across the curriculum,
     Leadership Team.                                            academic tutoring and CA mentoring are offered. The
                                                                 schemes are co-ordinated by specially selected staff,
     THE SCHOOL COUNSELLOR                                       who are assisted by senior pupils.
     The School Counsellor provides pupils with an
     opportunity to discuss and try to resolve their             PUPIL WELFARE AUXILIARY (PWA)
     concerns or problems in a confidential manner.              The PWA is available throughout the school day (in
     Pupils refer themselves to the Counsellor by making         the Medical room) to provide support for pupils who
     personal contact; additionally, members of SLT and/         have medical needs, as a result of an accident or
     or the Principal may refer a pupil to the appropriate       sickness. Pupils in need of the PWA’s attention (except
     counselling support. Counselling rooms provide a            in an emergency) can report to her after gaining
     private and informal setting. Our School Counsellor         permission from the subject teacher / teacher on duty,
     seeks advice from and refers young people to external       in the company of another pupil if necessary. After
     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 Counsellors, from Family            PREFECTS
     Works, are in school every Monday and Wednesday.            All Prefects make an active contribution to school
     They can be contacted by pupils in person, or via the       life, acting as a role model and promoting a sense of
     internal School Counsellor or the appropriate Head of       responsibility and commitment to the School. Form
     School.                                                     Prefects attend registration with a Year 8, Year 9 or
                                                                 Year 10 Form Class. They have a special role in terms
     SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS CO-ORDINATOR                      of their responsibilities and relationships with the
     (SENCo) AND ASSISTANT SENCo                                 pupils in their Form Class. While part of their role is
     Pupils with identified special educational needs (for       to help the Form Tutor with a variety of duties, such
     example, specific learning difficulty; emotional and        as assisting in the planning and presentation of class
     behavioural difficulties; physical disabilities; sensory    assemblies, and helping the Form Tutor to keep a

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regular check on Student Planners, their key role is to      and which enable pupils to develop personally, as
establish a relationship with the pupils and to act as a     world citizens and in an increasingly competitive
positive role model to the younger pupils.                   international workplace. The Board of Governors
                                                             strongly supports the efforts of staff and pupils in
SCHOOL COUNCILS                                              these areas of the curriculum.
Grosvenor is committed to facilitating an active pupil
voice. To provide an opportunity for pupils to have          REWARDS AND SANCTIONS
an input into school policy, Student Councils meet at        “It is the policy of this School that pupils should
least once during each term:                                 be encouraged to behave in ways that show self-
                                                             respect and respect for others and which maintain a
School Council (Junior):           Years 8-10                safe, orderly and enjoyable learning environment.
School Council (Middle):           Years 11 and 12           The procedures and documents produced and
                                                             the approaches adopted by staff, in and out of the
School Council (Senior):           Years 13 and 14           classroom, emphasise the School’s ethos by focusing
Pupil representatives meet with staff to discuss issues,     on positive behaviour strategies.”
propose changes and listen to others’ viewpoints.            These key statements from the School’s Positive
Proposals are taken to the Senior Leadership Team,           Behaviour Policy reflect the underlying principle to
who respond accordingly.                                     promote good behaviour and self-discipline in our
                                                             pupils. It is recognised that while rules and procedures
EQUALITY, INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY                            protect rights and define, rewards and sanctions
Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of geographical      are used to encourage and maintain high standards
areas and social backgrounds and the School seeks to         of behaviour and positive attitudes in class and
establish positive and constructive relationships with       throughout the school.
the local community, with feeder primary schools,
                                                             In keeping with the ethos of the School, there is
with the wider community and, beyond that, to an
                                                             a desire to recognise the good behaviour and
international community. Grosvenor has a strong
                                                             attendance of our pupils. This positive reinforcement
tradition of links with people of all creeds, cultures and
                                                             of acceptable behaviour is designed to minimise the
nationalities. The School is proud of its involvement in
                                                             need for the use of the Sanctions as outlined in the
various local, national and international schemes and
                                                             Positive Behaviour Policy.
projects which promote the international dimension

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

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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.
                                                               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
       Sport               Music              Drama             Other Activities

       Athletics         Senior Choir         Production        Animal Club         Debating          Science Club
       Badminton         Chamber Choir        Backstage         Creative Writing                      Cookery Club
                                                                Club                Public Speaking
       Basketball        Junior Choir         Sound & Lights                                          Revision Club
                                                                Book Club           Fencing
       Cricket           Girls’/Mens’ Choir   Set Design                                              Spanish iPads
                                                                Mindfulness         Library Club      Club
       Football          String Quartet       Make-Up           Meditation Club
                                                                                    Duke of           BBC School
       Golf              Jazz Band                              Chess and           Edinburgh’s       News Club
                                                                Board Games         Award
       Hockey (Boys &    Guitar Club                            Club                                  Japanese Club
       Girls)                                                                       Mock Trial
                         Senior Orchestra                       Scripture Union     Competition
                         String Ensemble                        Junior              Habitat for
       Rugby                                                    Fellowship          Humanity
                         Brass Group                            Group
       Table Tennis                                                                 Mini Enterprise
                         Flute Group                            Senior
       Tennis                                                   Fellowship          Charity
                                                                Group               Committee

                                                                Culture Club        Technology Club

                                                                Code IT             ACF

                                                                Urban               Magazine
                                                                Ecologists          Committee

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     The School Curriculum
     In Grosvenor, the curriculum provided to our
                                                              8.40 am    -      8.50 am     Registration in Form Room
     pupils is the total learning package on offer: in
     and out of class. Grosvenor provides a curriculum        8.50 am    -      9.05 am     Assembly
     which goes well beyond the requirements set
     by the Department of Education. Our aim is               9.05 am    -      9.40 am     Period 1
     to empower our pupils to achieve the very best           9.40 am    -      10.15 am    Period 2
     of which they are capable, by enabling them
     to develop as individuals and as contributors            10.15 am   -      10.35 am    Break
     to society, the economy and the environment.             10.35 am   -      11.10 am    Period 3
     Pupils with identified Special Educational Needs
     are supported in school, where necessary and             11.10 am   -      11.45 am    Period 4
     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 studies     12.20 pm   -      12.55 pm    Period 6
     through our Academic Tutoring and Classroom
     Assistant Mentoring schemes.                             1.05 pm    -      1.40 pm     Period 7

     In 2020-21, the School week is divided into 45           1.40 pm    -      2.15 pm     Period 8
     periods of 35 minutes.                                   2.15 pm    -      2.50 pm     Period 9
     The 2020-21 curricula, including period allocations
                                                              2.50 pm    -      3.25 pm     Period 10
     at the various Key Stages, are given in the
     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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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
 COMMUNICATION                                                    1                          -                           -
 DRAMA                                                            1                          -                           -
 MATHEMATICS                                                      5                          5                           5
 SCIENCE                                                          5                          -                           -
 BIOLOGY                                                          -                          2                           2
 CHEMISTRY                                                        -                          2                           2
 PHYSICS                                                          -                          2                           2
 FRENCH                                                           4                          2                           21
 GERMAN                                                           -                          2                           21
 SPANISH                                                          -                          2                           21
 ART                                                              2                          2                           2
 CEIAG                                                            -                          -                           1
 FORM PERIOD                                                      1                          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                           2
 MANDARIN                                                         1                          -                           -
 MUSIC                                                            2                          2                           1
 RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                2                          2                           2
 TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN                                              2                          2                           2
 OPTIONS CAROUSEL2                                                -                          -                           1
 GAMES                                                            2                          2                           2
 PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                               2                          2                           2
 TOTAL                                                            45                         45                          45

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. All Year 10 pupils are allocated one period per week when they will receive taster classes in Business Studies, Government & Politics, and Media Studies.
3. Staff set and mark internal examinations in all subjects and the outcomes are reported to parents.
4. All pupils in Year 10 receive a Junior Certificate, based on the results of their Summer Examinations.

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     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 2020/21, 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 2020/21 are shown below:
     give freedom in terms of subject combinations and

                                                                                                     PERIODS PER  PERIODS PER                                       GCSE
      COMPULSORY 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 Languages : - FRENCH or GERMAN or
                                                                4                   5                 0 or 1 x GCSE
      N.B. Pupils wishing to study 2 or 3 languages select the second / third from the option box below.
      SCIENCE: - either                                      5                 4                                                                                    1 x GCSE
      N.B. Pupils wishing to study only one Science MUST study Single Award Science
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Short Course)                                                                2                              2                               0.5x GCSE
     LEARNING FOR LIFE & WORK (incorporating            1 1
     Citizenship, Personal Development & Employability)
     CEIAG                                                                                           0                              1
     ENRICHMENT4                                                                                     1                              1
     GAMES                                                                                           2                              2
     PHYSICAL EDUCATION                                                                              1                              1

                                                                                                     PERIODS PER  PERIODS PER                                       GCSE
      OPTIONAL SUBJECTS                                                                              WEEK YEAR 11 WEEK YEAR 12                                      SUBJECT
     All pupils choose 4 extra subjects from                                                         19                             17                              4 x GCSE
     the following list5:
     ART & DESIGN                                                            FOOD & NUTRITION                                        MEDIA STUDIES
     BIOLOGY                                                                 FRENCH                                                  MUSIC
     BUSINESS STUDIES                                                        FURTHER MATHEMATICS                                     PHYSICAL EDUCATION
     CHEMISTRY                                                               GEOGRAPHY                                               PHYSICS
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (multi-media)                                        GERMAN                                                  RELIGIOUS STUDIES (Full course)
     DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY (programming)                                        GOVERNMENT & POLITICS                                   SPANISH
     DRAMA                                                                   HISTORY                                                 TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN
                                                                             LEARNING for LIFE & WORK
     TOTALS 45 45                                                                                                                                                   7.5, 8.5, or 9.5
     			                                                                                                                                                            or 10.5 x GCSE
     1. 	Pupils are 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 10.5x GCSE courses by accessing Further Mathematics through an accelerated programme of learning. These pupils
          use both the Mathematics and Enrichment or P.E. 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 10.5x GCSE courses by accessing a second language through an accelerated programme of learning. These pupils use
          both the Modern Language and P.E. or 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.   All pupils follow courses designed to enable them to obtain 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 full GCSEs and 1 short-course GCSE.

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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 25 courses. Based on their academic ability
and performance at GCSE, pupils will select 3 AS (or BTEC) subjects to study in Year 13. A minimum of 3 A2 (or
BTEC) qualifications must be studied in Year 14. Consideration to study 4 AS/A2 qualifications may be given to
Further Mathematics students. The School is compliant with the Entitlement Framework for 2020/21 as required
by the Education Order 2006.

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

1. All students have two Games periods in which a wide range of activities are available.
2. Year 13 pupils participate in a comprehensive Enrichment Programme that comprises both compulsory, core elements and optional elements.
3. A Careers class is timetabled for all students in Years 13 and 14.
4.	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.
5. Pupils studying languages have a timetabled Conversation Class per language per week

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     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. A programme
     of careers talks is offered during lunch times for all year groups, and events and announcements are regularly
     posted through Google Classroom.

     YEAR 8                                                      YEAR 13
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson, which                • Each student has a weekly Careers lesson.
        includes Employability topics..                          •	Past students return and give first-hand
                                                                    information about their experiences after leaving

     YEAR 9                                                         school.
                                                                 •	All students are given the opportunity to
     • All pupils attend an annual Careers day.                     participate in three days’ work shadowing
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson, which                •	Major employers and businesses visit the School
        includes Employability topics.                              to give talks.
                                                                 •	University and course representatives visit the
     YEAR 10                                                        School regularly to talk about the requirements for
                                                                    entry and courses available.
     Year 10 is an important year in which pupils make           • Seminars on particular career areas are held.
     decisions on GCSE subjects.                                 • Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.
     • All pupils have a weekly Careers lesson.                  •	The Enrichment Programme enables pupils to
     •	Each pupil has a personal interview with Careers            build skills for interviews.
        staff, at which parents may be present.                  .
     •	All parents are invited to attend a talk on GCSE
        options in the School.                                   YEAR 14
     • Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention.              • Each student has a weekly Careers lesson
                                                                 •	Personal interviews are held with each student to
     YEAR 11                                                        discuss career pathways (including UCAS).
                                                                 •	Parents are invited to attend a UCAS talk in the
     • All pupils have two days of work experience.                 School.
     • All pupils attend an annual Careers Day.                  •	Pupils attend interview training and a mock
     •	Each pupil has a weekly LLW lesson on                       interview in the first term.
        Employability (including employability skills).          •	Detailed guidance is given on completion of
                                                                    UCAS forms and other relevant documentation
     YEAR 12                                                        including other Higher Education Institutions,
                                                                    Colleges of Further Education and employment
     Year 12 is the last year of compulsory schooling;
     pupils must make important decisions.
                                                                 •	Year 14 pupils attend a variety of University Open
     • Each pupil has a weekly Careers lesson.
                                                                    Days throughout the year.
     •	DE Careers Adviser visits the School weekly to
                                                                 •	Some pupils undertake further work shadowing or
        advise on post-16 choices.
                                                                    voluntary work for further experience.
     •	Pupils attend the annual Careers Convention in
        the first term.
     •	All pupils have a personal interview with a
        member of the Careers staff.
     •	Parents attend a talk on AS options in the School
        during the Spring term.
     •	All pupils attend talks on Labour Market
        Information (Eye for Education).

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Further Information
INFORMATION AND                                              Each pupil is issued with a Student Planner at the
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY                                    beginning of the year and this must be kept neatly and
Grosvenor is at the forefront of the growth in educational   accurately. The amount of time spent on homework
technology to enhance learning and teaching for all of       will vary from night to night, depending on:
our pupils. A substantial investment has been made
                                                             i) the degree of difficulty of the task; and
over the past few years in relation to computers, data
                                                             ii) the age and the understanding of the pupil.
projectors, interactive whiteboards, wireless networks,
laptops, iMacs and iPads. This investment has resulted       General recommendations are:
in the school having unprecedented levels of hardware        Year 8       5.0       hours per week
and software including:
                                                             Year 9          5.7        hours per week
• more than 10 computing rooms within the subject
   areas of Business Studies, Home Economics,                Year 10         6.0        hours per week
   ICT, Languages, Media Studies, Music, Science             Year 11         9.5        hours per week
   & Technology and in the Independent Learning
   Centre;                                                   Year 12         11.1       hours per week
• a ratio of approximately 1 computer to 2 pupils,          Year 13-14      12         hours per week
   many of which are available for pupil use before /
                                                             Year 14         15         hours per week
   after school, during break and lunch times; and
• all members of staff having access to an iPad to use
   as a Learning & Teaching aid within their classroom       In an effort to avoid overloading Junior School pupils,
   practice.                                                 a homework timetable will be issued to pupils in Years
                                                             8 – 10 by their Head of Year.
In addition, the staff training programme within the
School over the past number of years has focused on          Parents/Guardians can support their children by
the development of ICT within classroom practice.            providing a quiet, warm study space and ensuring that
                                                             adequate time is set aside for homework.
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.

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.

Successful examination results are
the outcome of a combined effort
between home and school. It is
essential that work in school is
reinforced by work undertaken at
home: writing, reading or learning.
Pupils should revise schoolwork
whenever no specific homework
is set.

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     PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING FOR                      The School is proud of its involvement in various local,
     LIFE AND WORK                                              national and international schemes and projects which
     These are taught programmes of study to cover              promote the international dimension and which enable
     discrete topics relating to the personal and social        pupils to develop personally, as world citizens and in
     development of pupils. Topics include: developing          an increasingly competitive international workplace.
     inter-personal skills; healthy living; relationships       The Board of Governors strongly supports the efforts
     and sexuality education; study skills; self-discipline;    of the staff and pupils in these areas of the curriculum.
     citizenship and employability.
                                                                The following provides a snapshot of links and/or
     Each pupil in Years 8, 9 & 10 is timetabled for            initiatives:
     Personal Development, Citizenship and Employability.
                                                                •	The School was appointed in 2013 as one of the
     Furthermore, elements of Personal Development
                                                                   eight Confucius Classroom Hub Schools in Northern
     are delivered through the pastoral schemes of work
                                                                   Ireland. Mandarin language and cultural classes are
     during registration time. In Senior School, the Heads
                                                                   delivered in Grosvenor and in the partner schools (Our
     of Year invite speakers into School on a weekly basis in
                                                                   Lady and St Patrick’s College Knock, Lagan College,
     order to stimulate discussion and to deal with topical
                                                                   Ballyclare High School, Banbridge Academy, De La
     issues. These talks are linked to the Pastoral Schemes
                                                                   Salle High School, Down High School, Rathmore
     of Work and are followed up by Form Tutors during
                                                                   Grammar School, Andrews Memorial Primary School,
     Registration time
                                                                   Dundonald Primary School, Orangefield Primary
                                                                   School, St Therese of Lisieux Primary School, St Oliver
     LINKS BEYOND THE SCHOOL                                       Plunkett Primary School, St Teresa’s Primary School
     Pupils come to Grosvenor from a variety of                    and Strandtown Primary School).
     geographical areas and social backgrounds and the
                                                                  The long-established partnerships with Our Lady
     school seeks to establish positive and constructive
                                                                  & St Patrick’s College, Knock and Lagan College
     relationships with the local community, with feeder
                                                                  continues to develop through funding provided
     schools, with the wider community of North and Mid
                                                                  by the Community Relations, Equality and Diversity
     Down and East and South Belfast and, beyond that, to
                                                                  (CRED) and the Shared Education projects;
     an international community. Grosvenor is committed
     to respecting and valuing the diversity which exists in    •	The French, German and Spanish departments have
     the wider community and believes that all pupils need         established links with schools abroad; home-stay
     to experience a school environment where differences          exchanges and/or languages trips take place in all
     are respected and valued and the principles of equal          languages; the Modern Languages Department
     opportunity are actively seen to be at work in the            organises annual Carol Services in French, German
     School’s ethos and procedures.                                and Spanish;

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•	The School Choirs and Ensembles are involved in a      •	
                                                            Grosvenor has recently renewed the coveted
   wide range of events from charities to weddings;         Eco-Schools Green Flag for its environmental
  Gillespie Gap Year Award Scheme - Dr Alan
  Gillespie, a former pupil, has made available £1500     The School welcomes international pupils and visitors
  per year in order to encourage and assist Senior        and has a regular stream of pupils, students, teachers,
  School pupils in taking a gap year. Former pupils       educationalists and sporting teams from other
  Elaine Moore and Reg Smyth have also provided           countries. They represent many denominations and
  money for travel bursaries in Modern Languages          creeds, as well as numerous different cultures.
  and Geography respectively;
  Pupils are involved in many cross-border or
  international projects: Spirit of Enniskillen, Rotary
  International, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
•	Three Grosvenor pupils have spent an academic
   year at the prestigious Lawrenceville High School,
   USA, before going to university; and

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     Pupil Achievements

     Key Skills		                                            Level 5       Level 6         Level 7
     Communication          Teacher-Assessed Levels          Unable to determine outcomes
     Mathematics            Teacher-Assessed Levels           due to COVID-19 lockdown
     ICT                    Teacher-Assessed Levels             from Mar – June 2020.

     No. IN YEAR 12 165		                                   ENTERING 5+ SUBJECTS                  100%
     				                                                   ENTERING 1-4 SUBJECTS                 100%

     A*-C IN 7+ SUBJECTS              90.3% 		              A*-G IN 5+ SUBJECTS		                 100%
     A*-C IN 5+ SUBJECTS              95.2%		               A*-G IN 1-4 SUBJECTS		                100%
     A*-C IN 1-4 SUBJECTS             97.6%

     GCSE BY SUBJECT                                                       PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                                    ENTRY NO         A*        A       B         C*       C      D      E      F     G     U
     ART                            30               16.7      36.7    30.0      10.0     6.7    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     BIOLOGY                        113              17.7      23.0    44.2      9.7      4.4    0.9    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     BUSINESS STUDIES               48               2.1       25.0    22.9      20.8     8.3    8.3    12.5   0.0   0.0   0.0
     CHEMISTRY                      113              13.3      39.8    21.2      10.6     12.4   2.7    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     COMPUTING                      30               20.0      36.7    16.7      3.3      3.3    10.0   6.7    3.3   0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LANGUAGE               165              9.1       25.5    35.8      17.6     8.5    3.0    0.6    0.0   0.0   0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE             116              15.5      36.2    22.4      17.2     6.9    1.7    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     FRENCH                         77               27.3      24.7    20.8      13.0     10.4   2.6    0.0    0.0   0.0   1.3
     GEOGRAPHY                      59               18.6      23.7    23.7      13.6     13.6   5.1    1.7    0.0   0.0   0.0
     GERMAN                         69               14.5      29.0    24.6      15.9     8.7    7.2    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     HISTORY                        48               12.5      45.8    25.0      6.3      4.2    6.3    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     FOOD & NUTRITION               35               20.0      25.7    31.4      2.9      8.6    8.6    0.0    0.0   2.9   0.0
     I.T.                           20               15.0      25.0    20.0      10.0     15.0   5.0    10.0   0.0   0.0   0.0
     LLW                            163              1.2       14.7    21.5      19.6     22.1   13.5   6.7    0.6   0.0   0.0
     MATHEMATICS                    165              11.5      47.9    27.3      6.7      6.1    0.0    0.6    0.0   0.0   0.0
     FURTHER MATHEMATICS            48               27.1      31.3    29.2      6.3      4.2    2.1    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     MEDIA STUDIES                  21               14.3      47.6    28.6      4.8      4.8    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     MUSIC                          12               0.0       33.3    25.0      33.3     0.0    8.3    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     P.E.                           38               21.1      34.2    23.7      10.5     5.3    5.3    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     PHYSICS                        79               16.5      29.1    32.9      12.7     6.3    1.3    1.3    0.0   0.0   0.0
     RELIGIOUS STUDIES              18               22.2      38.9    16.7      11.1     11.1   0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     SINGLE AWARD SCIENCE           35               11.4      51.4    25.7      11.4     0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     SPANISH                        50               28.0      26.0    22.0      6.0      12.0   6.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     TECHNOLOGY                     15               20.0      20.0    53.3      6.7      0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     R.S. (Short Course)            142              21.8      19.7    16.9      12.0     20.4   4.2    2.8    0.7   1.4   0.0
     ARABIC                         2                0.0       100.0   0.0       0.0      0.0    0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0   0.0
     JAPANESE                       1                100
     NB. All results are provisional and may change as the result of re-marks.
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AS LEVEL BY SUBJECT                                              PERCENTAGES PER GRADE
                                        ENTRY NO         A         B        C      D      E     U
ART                                     5                100.0     0.0      0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
BIOLOGY                                 44               59.1      20.5     15.9   4.5    0.0   0.0
BUSINESS STUDIES                        21               38.1      42.9     19.0   0.0    0.0   0.0
CHEMISTRY                               38               60.5      26.3     13.2   0.0    0.0   0.0
ECONOMICS                               9                22.2      33.3     33.3   11.1   0.0   0.0
ENGLISH LITERATURE                      20               45.0      40.0     15.0   0.0    0.0   0.0
FRENCH                                  10               30.0      30.0     40.0   0.0    0.0   0.0
GEOGRAPHY                               8                25.0      62.5     12.5   0.0    0.0   0.0
GERMAN                                  4                50.0      50.0     0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                    16               37.5      37.5     25.0   0.0    0.0   0.0
HISTORY                                 40               30.0      55.0     10.0   5.0    0.0   0.0
NUTRITION & FOOD SCIENCE                5                60.0      0.0      40.0   0.0    0.0   0.0
MATHEMATICS                             51               51.0      21.6     15.7   5.9    3.9   2.0
MEDIA STUDIES                           7                57.1      28.6     14.3   0.0    0.0   0.0
PHYSICS                                 32               34.4      28.1     18.8   6.3    9.4   3.1
POLITICS                                27               48.1      29.6     22.2   0.0    0.0   0.0
PSYCHOLOGY                              38               21.1      36.8     21.1   15.8   5.3   0.0
R.S.                                    14               35.7      42.9     21.4   0.0    0.0   0.0
SOFTWARE SYSTEMS                        13               53.8      38.5     7.7    0.0    0.0   0.0
SPANISH                                 19               52.6      31.6     15.8   0.0    0.0   0.0
SPORTS SCIENCE                          14               85.7      14.3     0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
TECHNOLOGY                              6                33.3      66.7     0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0
TRAVEL AND TOURISM                      8                75.0      25.0     0.0    0.0    0.0   0.0

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

NO. IN FINAL YEAR                130
3+ AT GRADES A* TO C             85.4%
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
     ART                                    4         25.0      75.0      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     BIOLOGY                                40        17.5      27.5      32.5     17.5     5.0       0.0        0.0
     BUSINESS STUDIES                       19        5.3       36.8      36.8     21.1     0.0       0.0        0.0
     CHEMISTRY                              31        12.9      29.0      25.8     16.1     12.9      3.2        0.0
     DRAMA                                  5         20.0      40.0      40.0     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     ECONOMICS                              6         16.7      50.0      33.3     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     ENGLISH LITERATURE                     14        14.3      14.3      50.0     21.4     0.0       0.0        0.0
     FRENCH                                 13        7.7       46.2      23.1     15.4     7.7       0.0        0.0
     GEOGRAPHY                              18        5.6       22.2      38.9     22.2     11.1      0.0        0.0
     GERMAN                                 6         16.7      50.0      33.3     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE                   19        0.0       10.5      78.9     10.5     0.0       0.0        0.0
     HISTORY                                30        3.3       20.0      43.3     30.0     3.3       0.0        0.0
     HOME ECONOMICS                         10        30.0      20.0      50.0     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     MATHEMATICS                            29        24.1      20.7      37.9     6.9      10.3      0.0        0.0
     FURTHER MATHEMATICS                    5         40.0      20.0      40.0     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     MEDIA STUDIES                          14        7.1       71.4      21.4     0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     MUSIC                                  7         0.0       42.9      14.3     28.6     14.3      0.0        0.0
     PHYSICS                                16        12.5      12.5      37.5     25.0     12.5      0.0        0.0
     POLITICS                               15        13.3      73.3      6.7      6.7      0.0       0.0        0.0
     PSYCHOLOGY                             25        4.0       8.0       44.0     32.0     12.0      0.0        0.0
     R.S.                                   19        26.3      26.3      26.3     21.1     0.0       0.0        0.0
     SCIENCE                                3         33.3      66.7      0.0      0.0      0.0       0.0        0.0
     SOFTWARE SYSTEMS                       8         25.0      50.0      12.5     12.5     0.0       0.0        0.0
     SPANISH                                13        7.7       61.5      23.1     7.7      0.0       0.0        0.0
     SPORTS SCIENCE                         12        33.3      25.0      16.7     25.0     0.0       0.0        0.0
     TRAVEL & TOURISM                       13        46.2      15.4      0.0      30.8     0.0       0.0        7.7

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

                                                                    (including GCSE and other leavers destinations)
     HIGHER EDUCATION                       83.3%
                                                                    HIGHER EDUCATION                      63.5%
     FURTHER EDUCATION                      6.8%
                                                                    FURTHER EDUCATION                     21.4%
     HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP                  2.3%                    (inc. Jobskills/Apprenticeship)
     EMPLOYMENT                             0.7%                    HIGHER APPRENTICESHIP                 1.7%
     GAP YEAR                               5.3%                    EMPLOYMENT                            0.5%
     OTHER                                  1.5%                    ANOTHER SCHOOL                        6.4%
                                                                    GAP YEAR                              4.0%
                                                                    OTHER                                 1.7%

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2016-17 TO 2018-19 - Grammar schools
The Northern Ireland statistics for the year 2019-20 are not yet available for publication.

Performance Indicator                    2015/16                                       2016/17                                         2017/18

                               School              NI Average                School              NI Average                 School              NI Average

% Achieving 5+ GCSEs              96.9                   98.0                   99.4                   96.9                   100.0                   96.8
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 7+ GCSEs              92.5                   93.8                   96.1                   90.5                    97.5                   91.1
at Grades A*-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 3+ A Levels           75.6                   79.3                   70.3                   78.1                    82.5                   79.9
at Grades A-C
(or equivalent)2

% Achieving 2+ A Levels           99.2                   99.9                  100.0                   99.7                   100.0                   99.6
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.

     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
     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

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Working with Parents
REPORTING TO PARENTS                                      such contact and communication could be further
                                                          developed. In order to ensure that all parental contact
Junior School (Key Stage 3: [Years 8-10])                 operates in the best interest of each pupil we ask that
Parents/Guardians receive 3 report cards (Autumn,         you:
Winter, Spring) and 1 full report following end-of-year
examinations.                                             •	do not otherwise visit the School
                                                             without appointment;
Middle School (Key Stage 4: [Years 11 & 12]) Parents/
Guardians of Year 11 pupils receive 2 report cards        •	do not go directly to classrooms nor talk to any
(Autumn, Winter), 1 mock report following mock               teacher or pupil without prior approval;
examinations in April (for subjects sitting modules       • report to Reception on arrival in School; and
in May/June only) and 1 report for all other subjects
following end-of-year internal examinations; Year 12      •	agree in advance if you wish anyone other than a
pupils receive 1 report card (Autumn) and 1 full report      parent/guardian to participate in discussion.
issued in January following mock GCSE examinations.       All discussions should be carried out in an atmosphere
                                                          of mutual respect. The Board of Governors reserves
Senior School [Years 13 & 14]
                                                          the right to withdraw a parent/guardian’s licence to
Parents/Guardians of Year 13 and Year 14 students
                                                          enter the school premises.
receive 1 report card (Autumn) and 1 full report issued
in January following the mock AS/A2 examinations.         FRIENDS OF GROSVENOR ASSOCIATION
                                                          The Friends of Grosvenor Association is a group of
All Years
                                                          interested parents, former pupils, staff and other
At any time, a parent may request an interview or a
                                                          friends of the School who wish to help support
specific report, which will be arranged through the
                                                          Grosvenor in its education of the pupils. The
Head of Year, in the first instance.
                                                          Association is run by a committee of nominated staff
Parent Consultation                                       (including a representative of the School’s Senior
Parents/Guardians of pupils in all years are invited      Leadership Team) and a group of dedicated parents.
to meet the subject teachers of their child at a
                                                          In 2020-21 the Friends of Grosvenor Association
‘Parent Consultation’ afternoon. Parents/Guardians
                                                          Committee consists of the following Office Bearers:
are informed of the dates of these meetings at the
start of the year.
                                                          Mrs S Kelly        Chairperson
The partnership between home and school is of crucial     Mrs J Mitchell     Chairperson
importance in ensuring the best possible education        Mrs R Hill         Secretary
for all our pupils. Grosvenor prides itself on having
developed good communications with home and               Mrs A Parker       Treasurer
we provide a range of opportunities for parents and       Mr J Young         SLT Representative
guardians to consult with the School on any matter
regarding the education or well-being of their son or
daughter. These opportunities include:                    The Association attempts to meet its task by:
                                                          1. holding meetings for parents on topical and relevant
• formal parent consultations;
                                                               educational issues;
•	informal contact by means of phone calls or notes;
   and                                                    2. fundraising to aid the School in the provision of
• meetings arranged by appointment.                           additional equipment, materials and training to
                                                              enhance our pupils’ education; and by
The School is happy to provide this range of
                                                          3. providing opportunities for parents and friends to
opportunities to talk to parents and guardians and
                                                              meet in a social manner.
indeed would welcome any suggestions as to how

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     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 Procedures      Chairperson will refer the complaint on to the Main
     document is available from the School Office, or from         Board where applicable.
     the School website.
                                                                   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 –
Positive 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 Positive Behaviour Policy (including School      and of the good relationships existing between pupils,
Rules) 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.
1.3	This policy recognises the positive impact that      • Behave in a safety-conscious manner at all times.
     good, orderly behaviour has on learning and          •	During lessons, act in a manner that will maximise
     teaching.                                               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
     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.
    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
1.8	The Governors are committed to a process
     of consultation and will review the Positive
     Behaviour Policy regularly to ensure that
     the aims of the Policy are being met.
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