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Wednesday, 19 January 2011 07:48

Our History

Drumragh Integrated College Admissions Questions

The following answers may be of some use to you, as you consider the best choice of school for your child. Please feel free to contact the Principal if you would like to ask further questions or follow up any of the points raised here.

 

Since Drumragh Integrated College is normally over-subscribed, is there any point in applying?

 

Yes. Numbers of applications vary each year. Every year most applicants who apply to us as their first choice preference are successful in gaining a place here.

 

Does the transfer test play any part in Drumragh’s admissions process?

 

No. Drumragh caters for children of all abilities. The college does not believe in ‘rubber stamping’ children of 11, and especially not in suggesting that some of them are ‘failures’.

 

Does the Gifted and Talented admissions criterion create an academic hurdle in itself?

 

We give some priority to those who have particular talents. Our definition of these is broad, including academic, practical, sporting and creative abilities. This approach creates opportunity and helps us to ensure a truly all-ability student community.

 

Does ‘all ability’ mean Drumragh has mixed ability classes?

 

Only for less academic subjects such as Personal Development and PE. For academically challenging subjects such as English and Maths, students are grouped by ability so that they can be supported and stretched appropriately.

 

Can students achieve as highly at Drumragh as they might have in a grammar school?

 

Yes. This is because of our Gifted and Talented Programme, the expertise of our staff, our grouping policy and our child-centred ethos. Our exam results and the university progression of our students speak for themselves. We also offer solid grounding in the tolerant attitudes that society so badly needs.

 

Is Drumragh a high school or a grammar school?

 

It’s both.

 

Are most admissions from an integrated primary school?

 

No. At least half of our intake comes from a wide variety of primary schools.

 

Is it more difficult to get a place at Drumragh if we live further away?

 

No. Distance plays no part in our admissions criteria, for applicants who live in Northern Ireland.

 

Is there any help available for us in the admissions process?

 

Yes. You are invited to contact the Principal if you would like to talk through the admissions criteria and the requirements of the transfer form.

 

We missed Open Day; is it too late to see the college?

 

No, it’s never too late. You are warmly invited to contact the Principal’s Secretary to arrange a visit and, if you wish, a tour of the college.

 

Is there any point in appealing?

 

Yes. A limited number of appeals have been successful each summer, in recent years.

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:48

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Drumragh Integrated College offers a diverse range of subjects at Post-16, some of which are not offered in any other local school. In addition to a high proportion of our own students choosing to access AS and A2 level courses, we also have a significant number of students from other local schools who choose to continue their education here after GCSE. Our ability to offer a range and quality of opportunity, as well as the dedication and expertise of our staff, we consider to be among our strongest assets. The Sixth Form has proven very popular and successful in recent years.

This year we offered the following AS and A2 level courses:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Gaming
  • Design and Technology
  • Electronic Engineering
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government & Politics
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Hospitality
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Moving Image
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Religious Education
  • Spanish
  • Sport
  • Technology & Design
  • Theatre Studies
  • Travel & Tourism

Our view is that students of this age require an approach which takes account of their maturity, but which at the same time recognises the need for support in this transitional and highly demanding phase of their education. There is a strong emphasis on allowing students the independence they expect whilst providing strong, caring pastoral support and close monitoring of academic progress. We aim to equip our students with the tools they require to become excellent learners; self-motivation, self-direction and independence are central to the approach we encourage our Sixth Form students to adopt. Facilities to complement this include dedicated study periods in which students work independently, a Sixth Form study room and a computer suite.

Collaboration:

There is a growing shift in the post-16 education system, in Northern Ireland, that seeks to provide young people with as many academic options as possible at advanced level. At Drumragh Integrated College we have started to forge relationships with other local course providers to ensure that if we as an institution cannot provide a particular course choice, we will seek to collaborate with others to meet the requirements of the individual. This involves travelling to other provider sites during the course of the week for one course and has already proven enormously successful for a number of students.

Sixth Form Leadership:

To reflect their growing impact on school development, every year two students are selected from Year 14 to represent the college as Head Boy and Head Girl. Up to 16 other students are given the opportunity to assume the role of Senior Prefect. These Prefects are given many responsibilities inside and outside of the college, including being the link between the Student Council and college staff.

A separate booklet for prospective Sixth Form students is available with more detailed information on our Sixth Form provision, including an outline of all courses running at Drumragh Integrated College.

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:47

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At Key Stage 4, we strive to ensure that students’ courses are tailored to their own particular interests, strengths and career aspirations. Final choices are made only after a lengthy and rigorous careers programme in Year 10, involving discussions with subject teachers, individual career interviews and meetings with parents.

There are three pathways through GCSE, with the option chosen depending on the talents, interests and ambitions of the student. All three pathways have a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Religious Education, Physical Education, Personal Development and Careers. Pathways two and three differ from pathway one in that they provide more structured and timetabled support for students. In addition, the options available in pathways two and three are likely to appeal to students who wish to follow a more work-related programme, or who wish to pursue more vocationally-based courses at Post-16. All our programmes are delivered in the school (with the exception of the ‘GLAD’ programme, which is delivered in conjunction with WELB tutors).

 

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

 

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science *

GCSE Religious Education

 

 

 

 

+4 GCSE options *

 

Careers/Employability

Personal Development

PE

 

 

 

 

* A student can choose from Single Award or Double Award Science. If a student chooses Double Award Science, he or she will have 3 GCSE options.

 

 

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science *

GCSE Religious Education

GCSE Learning for Life & Work

 

 

+2 GCSE options

 

Careers/Employability

Personal Development

PE

 

Learning to Learn Programme (AQA Certification)

 

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

GCSE Science *

GCSE Religious Education (Half Award)

GCSE Occupational Studies (Single Award or Double Award)

 

 

Careers/Employability

Personal Development

PE

 

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

‘GLAD’ award

The subjects offered each year are shown below (please note that timetabling constraints may apply):

Additional Maths

Art and Design

Business Studies

Child Development

Construction

Drama

Engineering

English Language

English Literature

French

Geography

History

Home Economics

ICT

Music

Occupational Studies

Physical Education

Spanish

Technology and Design

Support and Independence:

Students are encouraged to identify and use their preferred learning styles, thereby making best use of their amazing brains. This work is supported by the college Personal Development programme and the work of our Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator. The college provides appropriate levels of support, including:

  • Strong staff-student relationships,

  • Teaching on revision strategies and ways of coping with exam pressure,

  • A year 12 GCSE mentoring programme: see below,

  • A revision programme during the GCSE exam season; again, see below,

  • This provision is balanced with encouragement to students to show independence in their learning, their organisation and their motivation.

Mentoring and Target Setting:

In Year 12, which is a crucial year for GCSE success, students are allocated a staff mentor either on an individual or a group basis. The mentor has a responsibility for monitoring progress, listening to students and advising on strategies for successful study. The individual mentoring process starts with each student and his or her parent(s) being invited to meet with the mentor. At this meeting initial targets are agreed and strategies are developed to meet the targets. These targets will be individual to the student, and are reviewed or changed at regular intervals throughout the year. The review includes feedback from subject teachers on how the student is progressing. Experience has shown that students who avail of the mentoring process will benefit from it.

Coursework and the Revision Programme:

The college has a policy of insisting upon coursework being completed in February of Year 12. This ensures that students are focused on the exams as the summer approaches.

During the exam season, preparation at home is supported by a revision programme which takes place in college. Students are provided with a programme of revision sessions before and during the exams, which are delivered by teachers for all subjects. Students thus have the support of teachers at a time when it is vitally important to them. This programme replaces the traditional notion of study leave with a much more beneficial approach.

Wednesday, 05 January 2011 10:46

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 provides students with an opportunity to study a wide range of subjects, and to develop the skills necessary for study at GCSE and A Level. Students are provided with opportunities to work collaboratively, to develop as independent learners, and to develop an enquiry-based approach to learning. Students are also provided with numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, trips, competitions, charitable events, music tuition and subject-specific clubs after college. Many of these are designed to complement and extend the learning that goes on in the classroom.

In Years 8, 9 and 10 students study the following subjects:

Art and Design Geography Personal Development

Citizenship History Physical Education

Drama Home Economics Religious Education

Employability ICT Science

English Maths Spanish*

French* Music Technology and Design

* Each student studies both French and Spanish in Year 8 and then chooses one to continue with into Years 9 and 10,

The College Day

Many of our students travel to and from college by bus. The day begins with form class or assembly at 8.55am and classes finish at 3.00pm. Healthy food and drinks are available in ‘The Base’ at Break and Lunchtime, with an extensive selection on offer. There is a range of extra-curricular activities and clubs after college.

An example of a typical year 8 timetable is shown below:

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Mon

 

English

Science

Science

Maths

RE

RE

ICT

Art

Art

Art

Tues

 

PD

PD

History

Home Ec

Home Ec

Home Ec

Maths

PE

PE

PE

Weds

 

Drama

English

English

History

French

French

Geog

Geog

Spanish

English

Thurs

 

Drama

History

Spanish

ICT

Maths

Maths

English

English

Music

Science

Fri

 

Music

Maths

Maths

Science

Science

Science

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Homework

Homework is a vital part of the learning process and, as such, all students are expected to commit to completing it to the best of their ability. Each student is given a planner-diary which helps them record and organise their homework.

Supporting the Move from Primary School

We recognise that making the transition from primary to post-primary school can be an exciting but nervous occasion. We aim to ensure that each student feels happy and secure in their move to Drumragh Integrated College.

Before starting with us, we invite all incoming year 8 students to the college for two days in June, where they get to know their Form Teacher, their Year Head, some of their subject teachers and other students in their year group.

  • In September, year 8 students spend their first day with only one other year group in attendance, so that they have extra space to begin with.

  • For the first month in college, year 8 students start their lunch break earlier than most other year groups.

  • Primary school staff and parents are invited to let us know of all information that will help each student to settle and progress effectively.

  • There is a Year 8 Welcome Evening for students and their parents, again in September.

  • During the Autumn term, all year 8 students are given a team-building day at a venue away from college, which helps them to integrate and grow new friendships.

  • Form Teachers and other staff make sure that students are looked after well.

  • Students are welcome to ask lots of questions and to tell staff of any concerns they may have.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:45

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Facilities

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:44

Charity and Outreach

Charity and Outreach

Drumragh Integrated College is committed to encouraging a culture of community spirit and generosity among its pupils. Students participate in a wide variety of charity work throughout the year and funds are used to support work in the local and global community. As a college, we are proud of the number of charity activities initiated and organised by our students.

  • Children In Need

Students participated in a non-uniform day and organised raffles and a range of fun activities to raise funds for this annual charity event.

  • Readathon Year 8

In addition to enjoying the pleasure of reading, Key Stage 3 students’ sponsorship goes to support the work of a local children’s cancer charity.

  • Community Nursing Home – Year 13

The enrichment programme offered as part of the year 13 Curriculum is an opportunity for students to use their skills to benefit others, including residents of local nursing homes.

  • Harvest Thanksgiving Service

Each Form Class donates a hamper of non-perishable food items to local charities, including St Vincent De Paul, for distribution to families within the Omagh Community.

  • Operation Christmas Child

This year students filled over one hundred shoe boxes with gifts suitable for children. The gifts are for distribution to children in poor circumstances than our own.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:44

Recommended Links

Recommended/useful Links

Examination boards/revision websites

CCEA

http://www.ccea.org.uk/

Edexcel

http://www.edexcel.org.uk

AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk

OCR

http://www.ocr.org.uk 

BBC Bite Size

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize/

BBC Learning

Helpful Revision Websites

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/

www.gcse.com, www.s-cool.com, www.gcseguide.co.uk, www.revisionworld.co.uk, www.revisionlink.co.uk/gcse_revision_sites.html, www.revisioncentre.co.uk, www.revision-notes.co.uk/GCSE/index.html. www.s-cool.co.uk/gcse.html, www.u2learn.com/success_gcse.html   

 

Useful subject websites

Link

 

 

Art

 

 

Business

 

 

Citizenship

 

 

Design and Technology

 

 

Drama

 

 

English

 

 

Geography

 

 

History

 

 

Home Economics

 

 

ICT

Teach ICT - 

http://www.teach-ict.com

Online safety/advice

http://www.thinkyouknow.com             

 

http://www.childnet.com

 

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk

 

http://digizen.org

 

 

Languages

Linguascope - 

http://linguascope.com 

 

 

Learning Support

 

 

Mathematics

A Maths games and puzzles website

http://www.subtangent.com/

Starter of the day website-  

http://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/index.htm

 

 

Music

 

 

Psychology

 

 

Religion

 

 

Science

 

 

PE

 

 

Discounted price Software

 

Software for students at discount prices

click here 

Tuesday, 21 December 2010 13:44

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