Departments
  • Art & Design

    Department Members:

    Mr P O'Hanlon (HOD)  Mr J Wheeler  Mrs S McEvoy

    Mrs T Mulholland  Miss C Aldridge

     

    The Art Department consists of seven art rooms, one being a large ceramic 3D work area and we feel our ceramic work is one of our strengths. Another is a central multi purpose room with 12 iMacs used to produce multi media work (a shared resource with the Music Department). To allow for independent study at post 16 level our Year 13 & 14 Art & Design pupils use this room to develop their work for A level. We encourage pupils to be self sufficient and self motivated and this room, allows both and is a major asset to the department.

     

    Within the art area we have work continually on display. We also display work in the school entrance hall at a variety of times throughout the year, as well as in the school library and the corridors, where the work has been framed to create a permanent display.

     

    At Key Stage 3

    Pupils as well as drawing and painting, work with clay, fabric, card, printing inks and Adobe Photoshop.

     

    At Key Stage 4

    Art and Design is offered as an optional subject to years 11 and 12 and the N.Ireland GCSE course is taught.

     

    At Key Stage 5

    AS/A2

    We have one AS and one A2 class each year in Lismore. Work for these pupils is based on the N.Ireland GCE specifications.

     

     

  • Business Studies

    Department Members:

    Mr F McVeigh  Ms C Taylor

     

    The Business Studies Department is dedicated to providing pupils with exciting and up to date business knowledge and experience. We strive to ensure that all students have the best teaching experience through passionate and dedicated staff. The Department works together as a team to provide a stimulating learning environment.

     

    We aim to promote in our pupils a curiosity and enthusiasm for our subjects and we ensure business knowledge is backed up with practical experience.  We do this by providing our students with a wide range of unique experiences such as enterprise activities, industrial visits and guest speakers from local businesses.

     

    The subjects offered cover all aspects of business activity from marketing to finance. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their personal skills and abilities such communication skills, ICT skills, and team working skills.

     

     

    KS4

    Subjects Offered:

     

    • Business Studies

     

    • Business and Communication Systems

     

    Post 16

    Subjects Offered:

     

    • Business Studies

     

    • Applied Business

     

    • Accounting

     

     

  • Careers

    Department Members:

    Mrs A Ballentine (Head of Careers)

     

    CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is prevalent in all areas of teaching and learning in Lismore.  Pupils at all Key Stages are informed and educated about careers across subject areas.  Ultimately, pupils in Lismore are prepared for the transition from school into their area of work, further or higher education through a comprehensive careers programme and input from a range of external agencies.  We have a dedicated ‘CEIAG’ week in November and an ‘Options’ week in February to further embed and highlight the importance of CEIAG across the school.

     

    Key Stage 3

    Careers education is delivered through Employability lessons.  Pupils will focus on:

    • Key skills and qualities  • Local and global career opportunities

    • Entrepreneurship  • The world of work  • Personal Career Planning

     

    Further to this Year 10 pupils benefit from the following events to enable them to make informed choices for GCSE:

    • Young Enterprise – ‘Learn to Earn’  • Sentinus – ‘Career Planning’

    • Year 10 Options Evening  • Optional careers interview with a member of the CEIAG team  • Presentation from the Careers Service NI

     

    Key Stage 4

    Careers education is delivered through PD lessons.  Pupils will focus on:

    • Post-16 options  • Personal Career Planning  • The world of work

    • Job applications  • CVs  • Interviews

     

    Further to this Year 12 pupils benefit from the following events to enable them to make informed choices post -16:

    • Individual interview with a member of the Careers Service NI

    • Presentation by Southern Regional College  • Presentation by People 1st

    • Opportunity to attend the bi-annual CALC Careers Fair  • Presentation from the Careers Service NI

    • Year 12 Options Evening

     

    Key Stage 5

    Careers education is delivered through PD lessons.  Pupils will focus on:

    • UCAS applications  • Job applications  • Interview skills

    • The world of career opportunities  • Personal Statements  • CVs

     

    Further to this pupils also benefit from the following events to enable them to make assured choices when they leave Lismore:

    • University road show in Lismore  • Visits to Queen’s University and Ulster University Open Days

    • Opportunity to attend the Skills Northern Ireland exhibition  • Year 14 Interview Skills Day

    • UCAS preparation for Year 13 pupils led by Sentinus  • Year 13 complete one week of Work Experience

  • Drama

    Department Members: Mrs E Wilson (HOD) Drama is a very busy, dynamic department. We regularly organise trips to the theatre for all students, visiting local venues as well as theatres in Belfast and Dublin. Our biannual school trip to London proves to be an exciting experience for students as they get to see fabulous West End performances and work with professionals from these shows. We also encourage students to work with professionals from local theatre companies by organising workshops, both within and outside school. We have an extended schools provision available to every student. All pupils are encouraged to join our school show, staged in collaboration with many other departments. At Key Stage 3 Drama is offered one period per week to all Year 8, 9 and 10 students. Practical activities help students to develop their creativity, build confidence, enhance their ability to work within a group and develop the skills of listening, negotiating and communicating. They get an insight into theatre and explore themes and issues through script work and improvisation. At Key Stage 4 The Drama Department offers GCSE Drama (CCEA). Students are given the opportunity to develop their practical skills and enhance their appreciation, knowledge and understanding of drama and play texts. A GCSE in Drama can indicate to prospective employers that you are confident, articulate, have excellent communication skills and are capable of working well in group situations. At Key Stage 5 (Post 16) Year 13 and 14 students have the opportunity to study AS and A Level Drama and Theatre Studies (AQA). They look at how performance, designers and directors communicate meaning to an audience. They also gain knowledge and understanding of theatre practice through their own engagement with the medium as both participant and informed audience member. Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. (Albert Einstein)
  • English

    Department Members: Mrs. P Bonner (HOD) Mrs M Downey, Miss F Flynn, Mrs K Loney, Mrs C McAlinden, Mr R McFerran, Mrs D Purdy, Mrs D Mitchell All the members of the department have high expectations of every pupil and set challenging and appropriate work to allow pupils to meet their potential. Realistic but aspirational individual pupil targets are set to ensure pupil achievement and these targets are reinforced by the use of teacher support groups, learning support assistants and the use of sixth form support. The department regularly offers a range of after-school literacy based activities such as reading groups. Public Speaking Competitions and debating are strongly encouraged in the development of important skills and confidence building. Each year in the month of May we hold the Lismore Poetry Cup Competition at KS3 and KS4. The successful entrants are involved in a formal presentation. At KS3 level in October, we organise a very enjoyable and worthwhile Book Week with many competitions and presentations. At Key Stage 3 Teachers deliver a broad range of units which cover the three main disciplines of English Language: Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. In Years 8 & 9 there is continuous assessment and an end of year test. In Year 10 pupils complete a portfolio of work to assess their progress and attainment in English and in their skill of communication. Throughout KS3 pupils will have the opportunity to study a range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. Novels, poetry, drama and creative writing are all an integral part of the English classroom. At Key Stage 4 GCSE English Language is a compulsory subject for all students in KS3. GCSE English Literature will be compulsory for some students from Sept. 2015. The GCSE course builds upon the skills developed during KS3: Reading, Writing and Speaking and Listening. Assessment takes place through both external exams and Controlled Assessment Tasks undertaken in class under examination conditions. GCSE English Language is a compulsory subject for all students in KS4. At Key Stage 5 (AS and A2) CCEA AS (Year 13) English Literature This is a modular course, which is comprised of one external exam, (the study of Poetry Written after 1800 and the Study of Prose 1800–1945), and two pieces of coursework. CCEA A2 (Year 14) English Literature This is a modular course comprised of two external examinations. Unit 1 = a closed book examination (Section A - Poetry 1300 – 1800. Section B - Drama – a set of historical texts). Unit 2 = The Study of Prose, Post 1990 novels.
  • Geography / Travel & Tourism

    Department Members:

    Miss F Woods, Ms P Mallon, Mrs L Duggan  Mrs F Branagan

     

    Geography is the study of environments and man’s relationship with them. It concerns itself at local, national and international levels, and in these days of the ‘global village’, geography can provide the key to understanding world problems and issues.

    The Geography department   places a great emphasis on using a wide variety of teaching strategies and teachers also recognise the need to develop literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.

    Geography work and geographical matters of interest are displayed in all classrooms and in the corridor. Displays are updated on a regular basis.

     

    You can follow geography matters on our Twitter account: @LismoreGeog

     

    At  Key Stage 3

    All students study Geography in Key Stage 3 with a wide variety of themes and topics being taught and explored. In Year 8 pupils study a unit on Geographical Skills as well as themes such as Ecosystems, Weather and the Changing World of Work. Popular themes in Year 9 are Natural Hazards, Energy and Population while in Year 10 pupils investigate Threatened Fragile Ecosystems, the Development Gap and the issue of ‘sweat shops’.

     

    At Key Stage 4

    Geography is offered as an optional subject to Years 11 and 12 with students following the AQA GCSE course. This two year course helps students develop a sound understanding and knowledge of a number of geographical themes, issues and skills. A people-environment theme is emphasised throughout the course, highlighting the importance of this interaction.  A Controlled Assessment task currently accounts for 25% of the total mark.

     

    At Key Stage 5

    Advanced Level Geography provides an intellectual and stimulating approach which demands both knowledge and skill acquisition and a consideration of attitudes and values relevant to modern society. The AQA course is followed.

     

    Advanced Level Travel and Tourism involves having a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in travel, a willingness to explore new ideas, and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively. This course, contains a mixture of portfolio units and externally set exams and is examined through the OCR Examining Board.

     

  • Health & Social Care

    Department Members:

    C McElholm (HOD), C Murtagh, M McKenna, P Gribbin

     

    GCE Health and Social Care is an exciting course that allows students to gain knowledge and understanding of the health, social care and early years sectors.

     

    AS HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

     

    Students will learn about:

    • Concepts of health and well being • Factors affecting health and well being

    • Health promotion and the approaches used • Organisations responsible for health and well being • Discrimination and anti-discriminatory practice.

     

    Unit 1 -  Promoting Positive Care

     

    Unit 2  -  Communication in Care Settings

     

    Unit 3  -  Health and Well Being  (2 hour external examination)

     

    A2 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

     

    Students will learn about:

    • The effects of legislation and policy on services

    • The way in which needs are identified and met

    • The roles of the various practitioners involved in the delivery of service provision.

    • The importance of working in teams

    • Quality assurance processes.

     

    Unit 9  -  Providing Services  (2 hour external pre-release examination)

     

    Unit 10  -  Health Promotion

     

    Unit 11  -  Supporting the Family

     

  • Home Economics

    Department Members:

    C McElholm (HOD), C Murtagh, M McKenna, C McConaghy

     

    Department Facilities:  The Home Economics Department in Lismore Comprehensive School consists of two multipurpose rooms, a theory room and a preparation room.

     

    Home Economics at Key Stage 3:

    Home Economics is an academic subject with a strong practical component and pupils have the opportunity to cook approximately once a fortnight.

    Home Economics provides rich learning experiences and opportunities that are relevant to pupils.  We choose themes and activities that will develop the wider curriculum skills and capabilities.

    Pupils are motivated and engaged as we provide opportunities to explore real problems related to Healthy Eating, Home and Family Life and Independent Living.  Pupils are continually challenged appropriate to their age and maturity.

    Overall we prepare pupils for life and work by using real life problems and current issues as contexts for learning.

     

    Home Economics at Key Stage 4

    Two areas of GCSE course include:

    * DIET and HEALTH * CONSUMER AWARENESS  * ASSESSMENT

    One written examination - 1½ hours (40% marks)

    Two controlled assessment tasks: Diet and Health.   (40% marks).

    Consumer Awareness (20% marks)

     

    Child Development at Key Stage 4

    Two areas of GCSE course include:

    - Parenthood, Pregnancy and Childbirth

    - Child Development (0-5 years)

     

    ASSESSMENT

    Two written examination – 1 hour each (40% marks)

    Two controlled assessment tasks:

    - Investigation Task   (40% marks).

    - Controlled Short Task  (20% marks)

     

     

  • History & Politics

    Department Members:

    Mrs AM Nixon (HOD), Mrs S Topping, Mrs C Nelson and Mr D Heaney

     

    The History and Politics Department consists of four members of staff.  History is delivered to ALL classes at Key Stage 3 and is optional for GCSE and ALevel.  ALevel Government and Politics is also offered in the Department.

     

    Members of the department work hard to deliver the subject using a variety of teaching strategies.  Active learning and pupil learning is central to all work carried out. Field trips, debates, role-playing, group work and ICT are incorporated into learning and teaching during all of the Key Stages.

     

    History proves a very popular choice at GCSE.  Both A Level History and A Level Government and Politics are popular choices for A Level with many of our students opting for both.

     

    At Key Stage 3:

    All pupils study an aspect of European, British and Irish History spanning from Ancient Rome, through the Middle Ages, into the 16th Century and progressing towards the late 20th Century.

     

    At Key Stage 4:

    Pupils who choose History for GCSE study Germany between 1918 and 1939, Northern Ireland and its neighbours between 1965 and 1985 and the Cold War between 1945 and 1991.

     

    At Key Stage 5:

    The department offers two A Levels at Key Stage 5.  Both History and Government and Politics are very popular choices at A Levels.  Both A Levels foster and develop the skills learned at Key stage 3 and developed in Key Stage 4.

     

    For more information on life in the History and Politics Department why not follow us on Twitter @LMCPolitics.

     

     

  • ICT

    DEPARTMENT MEMBERS: Mrs C Pyers (HOD) Mrs R McCann  Mr J Furphy

    Mrs S Murphy Miss A Waters Miss E Douglas  Mr M McQuaid  Mr Z Rafferty

     

     

    There are four specialist ICT rooms containing 90 network stations offering the latest range of software and filtered Internet access.  All staff and students have access to their work from home, via the MySchool portal.

     

    Key Stage 3

    At Key Stage 3 all departments are responsible for the acquisition and development of ICT as a cross curricular skill. In addition to this ICT is offered as a discrete subject in Year 10 with the aim of enhancing pupils’ digital skill set to ensure competence in using ICT effectively.

     

    Key Stage 4

    GCSE ICT involves pupils completing a number of e-portfolios, carried out in a controlled environment, throughout Year 11 and Year 12.  Pupils will sit an external examination at the end of Year 12.

     

    GCSE Business Communications is delivered across the ICT and Business Studies departments with pupils completing an external theory paper in addition to a practical examination.

     

    GCSE Computing, delivered since 2014, gives pupils a real, in-depth understanding of how computer technology works.  It provides an ideal stepping stone to higher education, developing pupils' understanding of current and emerging technologies.

     

    Key Stage 5

    Currently the ICT Department offers a choice of courses for Post 16 pupils, opting to continue studying ICT:  Digital Technology • Cambridge Technicals in IT

    •General ICT  • Applied ICT

     

    Computer facilities are available at lunchtime and after school every day. During this time pupils can carry out computer related tasks, for example: carry out research for homework or coursework, complete computer tasks for various subject areas.

     

  • Languages

    Department Members: Mrs. Paula McGurk (HOD), Miss A Mulholland (Irish), Mr K Ward (Irish), Mrs C Young (French), Mr S McCormac (French), Mrs M McCorry (French) The Languages Department offers French and Irish at Key Stages 3 & 4 and has four full-time and one part-time Language Teacher. The Department is located in Block 7 and consists of five language rooms, two with interactive whiteboards and all equipped with data projectors, audio resources and a wide range of language materials. Students develop effective listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through challenging learning opportunities that also promote an understanding of the increasing relevance of languages to life and work. Motivation and enjoyment is increased through first-hand experiences and activities that develop an awareness of the relevant culture and traditions. For example: French: links with French schools and regular school trip to France; celebration of European Day of Languages; French breakfasts; class quizzes; French Film Week; annual visit from Onatti Theatre Group. Irish: Easter and Summer Donegal Gaeltacht courses; Gael Linn Quiz and Céilí; St Patrick’s Day Ceili; competitions and events such as Abair Gael Linn, Feis Ard Mhacha, Seachtain na Gaeilge and Gradaim na Gaeilge. Key Stage 3 All students cover a range of foundational topic areas in Irish and French language and culture in preparation for further studies at GCSE. Key Stage 4 In GCSE French and GCSE Irish we build on Key Stage 3 level to further develop students’ competence in the written and spoken language. Achievement is assessed through a combination of written papers (Reading and Listening) and controlled assessments (Speaking and Writing). There is a strong focus on the enjoyment and benefits to be gained from language learning and on its relevance to the worlds of further education, work, travel and leisure. Key Stage 5 In GCE French (AS & A2) and GCE Irish (AS & A2) we enhance interest in and understanding of the chosen language through increased opportunities for communication with more fluent speakers and exploration of the associated society, culture and literature.
  • LLW

    Department Members: Mr J Loughran (HOD) The department delivers the Employability and Citizenship strands of Learning for Life and Work throughout Key Stage 3 and 4. The work and areas covered provide the pupils with many opportunities to gain an understanding of the world in which they live and their place within it. At Key Stage 3 At KS3 each pupil will cover topics such as Diversity and Inclusion, Equality and Social Justice, Democracy & Active Participation, Human Rights and Social Responsibility. During Year 10 the pupils participate in an Outreach programme run through the education service which enables them to gain an understanding of democracy within Northern Ireland. Employability Within Employability the pupils are introduced to various topics which will enable them to make informed decisions about their future. This focus contributes to the personal fulfilment of each young person and how he or she achieves his/her full potential. There are also a wide range of programmes which take place in school throughout the year, which enable the pupils to grasp the importance of life long learning. Key Stage 4 The CCEA Learning for Life and Work GCSE is offered as an option to all pupils within year 11 and 12 and the Northern Ireland course is taught through the modular system. Learning for Life and Work: Modular – five units in total (two controlled assessment tasks/reports and three modular examinations – one for each of the three areas of content). Subject Areas KS4 • Local and Global Citizenship • Personal Development • Employability These subject areas provide students with the skills they require to think independently, make informed decisions, and take appropriate action when faced with personal, social, economic and employment issues.
  • Maths

    Department Members:

    Mrs O McCann   Mrs M Gallery  Mrs J Dunne  Mrs G McCorry  Mrs E Carey

    Miss E McConnell  Miss C Megraw  Miss S  Tiernan

     

    In Lismore all pupils follow a common scheme of work and assessment throughout Key stage 3. Work associated with this scheme is then differentiated to meet the individual needs of our students and pitched at a level which will provide challenge and yet allow everyone to taste success.

    We strongly believe in the importance of the individual and therefore all assessments are carried out with this in mind; success is measured against individual targets, determined in year 8 and maintained by the class teacher.

     

    At Key Stage 4

    In year 11 all pupils begin a programme of study following the CCEA specification for GCSE Mathematics. The six units, T1 to T6, offer a number of permutations for level of entry in year 12 depending on the level of ability and mathematical competence of each student. In year 11 they will sit one of either T5 or T6, while in year 12 they will sit one of either T2, T3 or T4.

    Year 11 students are also offered the option of studying for a GCSE qualification in Further Mathematics which provides an excellent platform for those wishing to progress after GCSE to study Mathematics at A’level.

     

    At Key Stage 5

    In year 13 pupils can opt to study for an Edexcel AS qualification in Mathematics which should subsequently lead on to the A2 qualification in year 14. This is proving to be a very popular choice within the school.

    Mathematics is the way we all explore and evaluate the world around us. In Lismore we aim to foster an interest and enjoyment of Mathematics, to stimulate the curiosity of our students to find answers and ultimately provide them with the fundamental Mathematical skills required for adult life and further study.

    Millions of people saw the apple fall but only Newton asked why!

     

     

     

  • Media Studies

    Department Members:

    Mrs K.Loney, Miss F.Flynn.

     

    The Media Department is composed of one computer suite housing fourteen Apple iMac computers with a full range of  desktop publishing and editing

    software.

     

    Students will develop an understanding of pre-production and planning skills, storyboarding, scripting, news selection, mock-ups and sketching.

    Also production skills like photography, filming, recording, editing, and desktop publishing.

     

    Within the suite there are a number of video and still cameras to equip pupils for the practical elements of their course. The suite is used mainly by AS and A2 pupils to work independently on their practical piece.

     

    At KEY STAGE 4

     

    Media Studies is offered as an optional subject to Years 11 and 12 and the AQA course is taught. It combines practical and theoretical knowledge particularly the value of pre-production and production skills.

     

    At KEY STAGE 5

     

    Media Studies is offered at AS to be followed onto A2 again with the AQA course. The contemporary media landscape and its changing contexts are studied in terms of products, platforms and technologies.

     

     

  • Music

    Department Members

    Mrs L Tiernan (HOD)   Mr C O'Driscoll

     

    At Key Stage 3 (Years 8,9 & 10)

    The main aim of the music curriculum is to encourage and develop pupils’ musical ability. At Key Stage 3, pupils are encouraged to develop their musicianship and self-confidence through a wide range of individual and group music-making activities. Through their weekly Music class, they are enabled to develop their composing, performing and listening skills and have opportunities to express themselves through the music they compose and perform; their ideas and feelings about themselves and the world around them.

     

    Practical work

    All Year 8-10 pupils study Music based on the Northern Ireland curriculum for Music at KS3. All KS3 students develop performance skills using percussion and keyboards.   On completion of Year 10, all students will have experienced the use of music technology using Garageband software.

     

    At Key Stage 4  GCSE ( Years 11 & 12) Areas of Study:

    Component 1 – Composing and appraising.  Component 2 – Performing and appraising.  Component 3 – Listening and appraising

     

    At Key Stage 5  A Level (Years 13 & 14)

     

    AS Music

    AS 1: Making and Appraising Music 1

    AS 2: Responding to Music 1: Based on the study of musical set works

     

    A2 Music

    A2 1: Making and Appraising Music 2

    A2 2: Responding to Music 2: Based on the study of musical set works

     

    More Music department information can be found on the

    Extra Curricular page

     

  • Physical Education

    Department Members Mr C O'Kane (HOD), Mrs L McAnearney, Mrs A Gosling, Mrs A Ferris, Mr P Gribbin, Mr S Ward, Physical Education is fundamentally an activity-oriented programme. The aims of any Physical Education programme should include those objectives that are basically sound in Education - physical, mental and social growth, full development and integration of the individual. In evaluating the programme, participation and enjoyment for all in each activity and discipline is sought. If there is a carry through to involvement in inter-class, inter-house, intramural and inter-school competition, it shows success. It is hoped that students exposed to the wide variety of activities in the programme will continue to participate in clubs, societies and recreational activities organized throughout the local community of Craigavon. Our main Sports Hall, has a four court (badminton size) main hall, which can also be used for a variety of sports. Our fitness suite has state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment, along with a selection of free weights. Fully equipped school Gymnasium, full size gaelic pitch, 2 full size soccer pitches, 6 Tennis Courts, Access to full size astro turf pitch, 25m swimming pool, minor swimming pool, sports hall (four court badminton size), minor hall, (two court badminton size) We also offer an extensive range of Extra Curricular activities including: Soccer - Gaelic - Volleyball - Netball Cross Country - Table Tennis - Fitness Training At Key Stage 3 In Lismore Physical Education is delivered to all pupils in years 8,9 and 10 At Key Stage 4 GCSE PE Full Course - Visit: www.ccea.org.uk/physical-education for a full specification At Key Stage 5 Edexcel BTEC Sport Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma - Visit: www.qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-nationals/sport2010.html for a full specification
  • Religion

    Department Members:

    Mrs A Ballentine, Miss L McCartan, Mrs L Munroe,

    Mrs E McVeigh, Mrs S Diamond.

     

    Religious Studies offers our students the opportunity to develop both academically and spiritually where their journey of learning and journey of faith combine. We are committed to fostering each student’s  self-esteem, the development of self-respect and respect for others as well as the promotion of Christian values of equality, empathy and compassion. R.E. is a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3/4 and is a very popular choice at A- level. Religion extends beyond the classroom through assemblies, liturgies, retreats and community projects for example Pope John Paul II Award and Faith Friends.

     

    Key Stage 3

    At Key Stage 3 students follow the Fully Alive Programme. Throughout Years  8, 9 and 10, students are encouraged to reflect on their own personal journey of faith.  An in depth study of the life of Jesus is central to the programme. Morality and consideration of positive choices prepare students for everyday living. Students are also given opportunities to explore other World Faith Traditions and gain a greater appreciation of the role of religion in society.

     

    Key Stage 4

    At Key Stage 4 students develop further their appreciation of Key Gospel teachings and extend their ability to interpret the personal ministry of Jesus. Students are encouraged to grow in awareness of the meaning of belonging to the Catholic Faith Tradition and develop their understanding of the beliefs of other Christian Churches and World Faith Traditions. Students develop their ability to relate Christian moral principles to personal life and evaluate Christian values and attitudes within society.

     

    Key Stage 5

    Religious Studies at Key Stage 5 focuses upon the development of the Church and key Church figures. Students analyse and interpret Gospel passages and develop their Knowledge and understanding of their relevance at the time of Jesus and within a modern context. Skills of evaluation and critical thinking are developed. Students advance their ability to justify points forwarded through the use of historical sources and scholarly opinions.

     

     

  • Science

    Department Members: (HOD), Mrs C McMahon, Mrs P McConnell, Mr E Mullen, Dr G Reid, Mr P Breen, Miss O Smith, Mrs T Wilkinson, Mr T McKiernan, Mrs P Hamilton. Lismore Science Department is comprised of nine laboratories that cater for pupils studying Science subjects across Key Stages 3,4 and 5. One of our laboratories is dedicated to ICT. This contains a suite of 20 computers that allows our students to research topics and participate in data logging experiments. We also have a greenhouse for the cultivation of plants and other Biological work. GCSE Sciences Double Award Science (Modular) The Lismore Science Department is offering this specification as a unitised course. This increases flexibility and choice for teachers and students. This course prepares students for the study of science-related subjects at a more advanced level, for example Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For those progressing directly into employment, a GCSE in Double Award Science is relevant not only to the fields of science and engineering, but also to areas of commerce and public service that value problem-solving and practical skills. Single Award Science (Modular) We offer this specification as a modular course. This increases flexibility and choice for teachers and students. This specification offers students the opportunity to be inspired, motivated and challenged by a broad, practical and worthwhile course of study. It encourages them to develop their curiosity about the living, material and physical worlds and provides insight into and experience of how science works. We also offer our students the opportunity to study 3 AS / A2 Science subjects GCE in Biology GCE in Chemistry GCE in Physics
  • Technology & Design

    Department Members: Mr T Hughes (HOD) Mrs O Green Mrs M Ballentine Mr J Loughran Mr J Donovan Mr A O'Neill Lismore T&D department has a modern suite of rooms, fully equipped for delivery of KS3,KS4 and A-level. All students study Technology and Design at KS3.Subjects presently on offer at KS4 include ; GCSE Design and Technology and GCSE Single award Engineering. GCSE Design and Technology is an Edexcel course based on Product Design.This gives students the opportunity to develop their capabilities through designing and making, working with a range of materials. The course consists of two units: Unit 1 coursework (portfolio and product manufacture) 60% Unit 2 Externally assessed theory examination 40% GCSE Engineering (Single Award) GCSE Engineering (CCEA) gives students the opportunity to follow a STEM subject while acquiring engineering skills that can be used as a foundation for future learning. Students will gain knowledge, understanding and technical expertise within the Engineering sector. This covers a wide range of disciplines including mechanical, civil, electrical, electronic, chemical, biochemical, materials, aeronautical and marine sectors. A Level A/S & A2 Lismore offers students the opportunity to study Design and Technology to A-Level. The course presently on offer is Edexcel Product Design Resistant materials. Students complete 4 Units , 2 at A/S and 2 at A/2 Unit 1 A/S Portfolio of Creative skills. 30% A-Level total marks Content Unit 2 Design and Technology in Practice. 20% A-Level total marks Content Unit 3 Designing for the Future. 20% A-Level total marks Unit 4 Commercial Design. 30% A-Level total marks

 

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