Departments

Art and Design is a vibrant and expressive subject. It challenges pupils to develop their skills in a wide range of media and techniques.

There is an opportunity within the subject area, which supports students working in 2D and 3D, fine art and design.

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Welcome to the Business Studies and Finance Department

Business Studies and Finance is a thriving Department that attempts to balance the twin objectives of introducing pupils to the world of Business, Entrepreneurship and Finance, with the requirements of the exam specifications.
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The IT Department aims to encourage students to become independent and discerning users of ICT who can make informed decisions about its use and are aware of its implications for individuals, organisations and society.

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The drama department is a vibrant and innovative department. We pride ourselves on inspiring a strong work ethic amongst the students, both as individuals and as members of a group. With this at the heart of the department it allows us to produce work of the highest standard at GCSE and A level.

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French is an international language of world business and politics. It is one of the official languages used in the EU and is the spoken widely around the world. Learning French allows a student to study not only the language and culture of France but also Francophone countries throughout the world.

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Geography aims to develop students as effective and independent learners and as critical thinkers with enquiring minds who appreciate the affects of our changing world.

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The study of history is about more than simply memorising dates and the deeds of famous figures. History is a chronicle of human behaviour - a real-life drama full of villains and heroes, the mighty and the meek.

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Home Economics is an interesting, exciting subject which helps to prepare young people for many aspects of adult life. It is taught in a bright, spacious room.

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Fearadh na Fáilte go Roinn na Gaeilge!

The Irish Department in St Mary’s is a thriving and highly successful Modern Language Department. The study of Irish is offered to all students from Years 8-14 through an inter-active, stimulating and challenging programme of language, literature and culture. Formal learning is complemented by a range of extra-curricular activities which promote the enjoyment and application of the language.
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Learning For life & Work at KS3

Learning for Life and Work (LLW) is central in helping young people develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, qualities and dispositions that are pre-requisites for life and work.

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This is a relevant and popular subject that students can pick as a GCSE option in Year 11 (AQA specification), and then move on to studying it at A Level (WJEC specification).  Key Stage 3 students will have some knowledge of the media through their English lessons where magazines, newspapers and advertising may be studied.

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Music is regarded as important at St Mary’s. The central philosophy has always been to involve as many individuals as possible, in as many areas as may be provided, to the highest standard attainable.

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At St. Mary’s CBGS our belief is that education is concerned with the whole human being, a rounded education, and that every pupil has the ability to achieve something worthwhile or even to excel in some field.

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The academic and catechetical programme of Religious Education in St. Mary’s incorporates a vast array of opportunities for students to develop spiritually and morally. With an emphasis on faith development, this involves supporting students in the process of recognising, articulating and reflecting on the experience of God in their lives by living out the ERST charter.

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¡Bienvenidos al departamento de español!

Spanish has over 400 million native speakers making it the 2nd most widely spoken language in the world (Mandarin Chinese is 1st). It is the official language of 21 countries including Southern and Central American countries and parts of Africa. It is also the official language in some US states.

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The subject encourages pupils to be inspired, moved and challenged by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.  Students have an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to design and manufacture products under controlled conditions, allowing them to gain an insight into related sectors such as manufacturing and engineering.

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