- Terms & Holidays 2023 - 2024
- Reporting Absences
- Transport Arrangements
- Guides on Exam Conduct
- Exam Results Summary
- Requesting Exam Certificates
- Reporting Absence
- Illness During The School Day
- Absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances
All absences and appointment requests such as medical appointments should now be reported via the School Gateway app. Details concerning this process were recently sent home to all parents. You may also contact school using the Schoolcomms system (for which you must have registered) using the number 01287244005. Please ensure you text before 9.00am.
Please text (or phone) on each day of absence. If you have signed up to our App or Schoolcomms system you will receive a text if your son/daughter is neither in Tutor group registration nor registered elsewhere in the school and we have not received a text or telephone call from you.
Alternatively, if you need to give a more detailed explanation you may telephone the number below before 9.00am:
Junior School: Mrs Henderson 02890 205206
Middle School: Mrs Sutton 02890 205213
Senior School: Mrs Allen-Antuna 02890 205226
As you are aware, we ask that medical appointments, family holidays etc. are arranged outside school hours. However, in exceptional circumstances, if your son/daughter has to miss part of a day, a full day or more than one day then you should contact the school via the App or Schoolcomms system. All requests for planned absence should be made at least three days in advance.
If a pupil feels unwell during the school day they should go to the San where Sister will assess their condition. If deemed necessary she will contact the parent and request that the pupil is collected from the college.
Pupils must not contacts their parents directly unless advised to do so by a member of staff.
Absence due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances, should now be reported via the School Gateway App. You may also contact school using the Schoolcomms system (for which you must be registered) using the number 01287244005 please ensure you make contact before 9.00 am on each day of absence. Alternatively parents may contact the appropriate Administrative Assistant by phone (see below) who will record the details, or you can leave a message via voicemail.
Mrs R. Henderson
Mrs P. Sutton
Mrs L. Allen-Antuna
The College does not provide special bus services for pupils. Pupils use the main Translink bus and train services for travelling to and from school.
The decision regarding pupil eligibility for a bus or train pass lies with the Education and Library Board for the area in which the pupil lives. The College will distribute travel passes after they have been issued but the original application must be made to the Board. Once a pupil has been accepted into the College, an application form for a travel pass can be obtained from the Education & Library Board website or the College Rolls & Records Department. The form should be completed and returned to the Rolls & Records Dept. in order to be signed/stamped before being sent to the Board for a decision on eligibility/a travel pass to be issued. For pupils already at the College it may be necessary to reapply each September as the Education and Library Boards do not always automatically reissue a travel pass, particularly in the case of 5th form pupils entering the 6th form.
Full timetables as well as news of any changes to the services can be found on their website at www.translink.co.uk. Alternatively, they can be contacted on 028 90 66 66 30.
- Comber / Ballygowan
- Saintfield / Carryduff
- Belfast City Centre
- Four Winds / Cairnshill
- East Belfast
- Dundonald / Ballyhackamore
- North Belfast / Ballysillian
- Finaghy / Dunmurry
- Craigavon / Lurgan
- Upper Newtownards Road
(2) No. 11 (Blue) 7.40am Comber Road
Route (1) Comber Bus Station, Upper Newtownards Road, City Centre
(2) Ballygowan, Saintfield, Carryduff, Stranmillis Road
Arrive (1) 8.10am (Laganside Bus Station)
(2) 8.10am (Stanmillis Road)
Return (1) No. 5h (Metro), 4pm (outside Centre on Malone Road)
(2) No. 11 (Blue) 4.10pm (from Laganside Bus Station in City Centre)
Depart (1) No. 15 (Blue) 7.35am
(2) No. 18H (Blue) 7.45am
Route (1) Saintfield Bus Station, Carryduff, Saintfield Road
(2) Carryduff, Saintfield Road
Arrive (1) 8.10am (side gate Malone Road, MCB)
(2) 8.10am (side gate Malone Road, MCB)
Return (1) No. 15 (Blue) 15.15pm (outside Centra on Malone Road)
(2) No. 18 (Blue) 15.15pm (outside Centra on Malone Road)
Depart (1) Four Winds - No. 15H/18H (Blue) 07.55am & 8am (there are earlier and later ones)
(2) Cairnshill- No.7A (Metro) 7.32 or 7.43am
Route (1) Saintfield Road to MCB
(2) Cairnshill, Forestside, Ormeau Road, QUB
Arrive 8.20am (side gate Malone Road, MCB)
Return No. 7A/7B (Metro) 3.23pm, every 7 minutes behind QUB (or if going home later, take bus from Centra - see Ballynahinch information)
Roselawn/ Castlereagh Hills Area
Depart (1) No. 7A (Metro) (every 25 minutes)
(2) No. 6A (Metro) every 10 minutes
Route (1) Four Winds Forestside, MCB
(2) Cregagh Road, City Centre
Arrive (1) (Behind QUB)
(2) City Centre
Return (1) No. 7A (Metro) 3.23pm, behind QUB
(2) No.6A (Metro) every 10 minutes
Depart (1) No. 4D (Metro) 7.35am (Ulster Hospital Start Point)
(2) No. 11 (Blue) 7.35am (Grahambridge Road then into Dundonald)
Route (1) Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road to City Centre (front of City Hall)
(2) Comber Road, Tullycarnet, City Centre
Arrive (1) 8.10am (in City Centre)
(2) 8.10am (in City Centre)
Return (1) No. 4C & 4D (Metro) (from City Centre)
Depart (1) No. 3A (Metro) 7.45am (every 10 minutes)
(2) No. 20 (Metro) 7.45am (every 10 minutes)
Route (1) Tesco's Knocknagoney, Sydenham, Holywood Arches, Newtownards Road, May Street in City Centre
(2) Belmont Road, Holywood Arches, Newtownards Road, May Street in City Centre
Arrive 8.05am (in City Centre)
Return No. 3A (Metro) (May Street in City Centre) 3.45pm (every 10 minutes)
Depart (1) 103 (Blue) enters 8.10am in to Dunmurry from Dunmurry Seymour Hill
(2), 9A(Metro), times:
0705, 0725, 0745, 0759, 0812, 0827, 0843 (18 mins travel time)
Route Conway, Lisburn Road (No. 9 via Dunmurry)18min Travel Time
Return No. 8A/B and 9A (Metro), every 15 minutes to Conway (i.e. between Lisburn and Dunmurry)
Depart (1) No. 524 (Blue), 07.25 am
(2) No. 51 (Blue), 7.30am
Route (1) Lisburn, Hillhall Road, Upper Malone Road
(2) Bus Station, Dunmurry, Finaghy, Balmoral
Arrive (1) 0751 am (side gate Malone Road, MCB)
(2) 8.05 am (back gate Fullerton, Lisburn Road, MCB)
Return (1) No. 22 (Blue), 4.10 pm (outside Centra, Malone Road)
(2) No. 51 (Blue), 3.35 pm and 4.10 pm and 4.35pm (back gate Fullerton, Lisburn Road, MCB)
Summary of the 2020 A2, AS and GCSE Examination Results
Summary of the 2019 A2, AS and GCSE Examination Results
Summary of the 2018 A2, AS and GCSE Examination Results
Examination Report for 2018
Summary of the 2017 A2, AS and GCSE Examination Results
Examinations Report for 2017
Summary of the 2016 Results for A2, As and GCSE Examinations
Please click here to open the PDF containing the summary of grades for 2016, including the distribution of grades by subject.
Provisional Exam Results 2015
Congratulations to our 5th and 6th Formers on their impressive performance in this year’s public examinations. The percentage of presentations achieving the top A*A grade exceeds significantly the Northern Ireland and UK averages and we are delighted for our 6th Form leavers who are moving on to courses and careers at the next level.
Provisional Exam Results Summary 2015
These achievements are founded on the dedication and hard work of the pupils and the staff, supported by the parents. We are not, however, complacent about our results and all of our staff will continue with the development work that aims to provide every pupil with the opportunity to achieve their best outcome.
Exam Results 2014
2014 GCSE Level results as a percentage of the presentations
244 candidates, 100% of the year group, entered for 7 or more GCSEs
30 pupils achieved 10+ passes at A*A (12.3% of the year group)
102 pupils achieved 7+ passes at A*A (42% of the year group)
236 pupils achieved 7+ passes at A*-C (97% of the year group)
98% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at 5A*- C
98% achieved 5 or more GCSEs at A*- C including English and Maths
95% achieved 7 or more GCSEs at A*- C
93% achieved 7 or more GCSEs at A*- C including English and Maths
In the CCEA exams at GCSE level, Ellen Tully was first in MIA, Edward Small joint first in Economics and Peter Cox was joint third in Additional Mathematics.
|GCSE Results Trends||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014|
|% with 5 or more grades at A*-C||97.6||99.6||94.2||99||98|
|% with 7 or more grades at A*-C||91.4||97.7||88||98||95|
2014 A Level results as a percentage of the presentations
100% of the year group, entered for 2 or more A levels.
10 pupils achieved 3+A* (4.4% of the year group)
58 pupils achieved 3A*A+ (25.6% of the year group)
168 pupils achieved 3+A*- C (74% of the year group)
In the CCEA exams at A Level, Rory Noble-Turner was joint first in Art and Design, Niall Devlin Second in Further Maths, Victoria Loane Second in Religious Education, Rachel Thompson joint second in Maths, and Jackson Riley joint third in Maths.
|A Level Results Trends||2010||2011||2012||2013||2014|
|% with 2 or more grades at A-E||98.8||100||99||97.9||99.6|
|% with 3 or more grades at A-C||77.6||82.7||77.2||74.4||74.0|
For a breakdown of results by subject, please read the Annual Prospectus 2014-15
Historic Results 2010-2013
Summary of 2013 results.
Summary of 2012 results.
Summary of 2011 results.
Summary of 2010 results.
It is the pupil's responsibility to collect their exam certificates when they become available usually from end of October onwards for exams sat in the summer term]. They will NOT be posted out to the pupil as we require the certificates to be signed for. Pupils at the College should collect GCSE certificates at some time during the course of their 6th form/A-Level studies.
If a pupil leaves the College or if he/she no longer lives locally, a relative or friend can sign for the certificates: just let us know beforehand so that we can check they are here/ have them ready. Certificates will only be posted out in exceptional circumstances and the College will not take any responsibility for certificates that are lost in transit.
If a pupil has lost their certificates, the College cannot replace them and does not have copies. They will need to contact the relevant exam boards to order replacement certificates.