Focus School Newry Campus delivers a curriculum that:
- Conforms to the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
- Is designed to maximise student’s abilities and academic achievement. The curriculum aims to meet the needs of all pupils and provides opportunity for at least good, if not exceptional progress.
- Is underpinned by Curriculum Support Manuals and detailed Schemes of Work.
- Focuses on a core range of subjects and mediums of teaching which facilitate our ethos and our ‘learning to learn’ vision, including the skill of Self-Directed Learning, development of Higher Order Thinking Skills, and the creation of Leadership Skills.
- Is designed to foster and support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of the pupils, and to provide opportunity for benefiting the wider community.
- Gives pupils experience in linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, and aesthetic and creative education.
- Educates pupils to a level well in excess of examination requirements in any given subject, with opportunity given for further study and/or additional subjects as appropriate, by means of self-directed learning. Students are encouraged to become self-motivated leaders, engaging in deep learning, and developing as team players in a rich learning environment.
Maths Challenge – February 2015
The Maths Challenges took place in school by Year 9 and Year 10 students in February 2015. These Challenges were held in schools throughout the UK.
Newry School Award Winners were:
Ingrid Lumb Bronze Award Winner
Melvin Joynt Bronze Award Winner
Kent Brennan Bronze Award Winner & Best in Year 10 Award
Ronan Coldrick Bronze Award Winner
Declan Spencer Bronze Award Winner, Best in Year 10 Award – also the Award for Best overall in School
Shanna McMullan Bronze Award Winner