Curriculum Overview

The College provides a curriculum which enthuses and motivates students towards success. By developing a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding they will be able to make informed decisions about their future.

The curriculum offers each student a broad and balanced experience which will challenge and support all individuals to achieve their full potential and progress towards a wide variety of educational and career opportunities. Students are encouraged to work both independently and with others, to think for themselves, make decisions and develop high levels of skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT across a wide variety of subject areas.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 all students will have equal opportunity to follow a challenging and exciting curriculum which meets the requirements of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.

Download full Key Stage 3 Assessments 2018-19 here.

Key Stage 4

By complying with the Entitlement Framework at Key Stage 4 a wide range of academic and vocational subjects will be offered to meet the aspirations of all students. Collaboration with local educational partners through Newtownabbey Learning Community will enable us to do that.

GCSE Options Booklet

Post 16

Post 16 students will have the opportunity to study a variety of academic and vocational courses linked to their future aspirations and in response to an ever changing society and economy. An Enrichment Programme will enable students to develop their skills and interests beyond the classroom and into the community.

Sixth Form Prospectus 2016

Supporting Learning

Our child centred approach ensures that all students have the opportunity to be both challenged and supported to achieve their full potential during their seven years at Abbey Community College.

Should the need arise students have access to our Learning Support Centre, through the allocation of a Statement of Special Educational Needs by the Education Authority, where Ms. E. Magill (SENCO) and her team of highly skilled staff can put a range of support strategies in place to ensure that each individual is given every opportunity to progress and learn.

ART & DESIGN BUSINESS STUDIES DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ENGLISH GEOGRAPHY HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE HISTORY HOME ECONOMICS HOSPITALITY ICT LANGUAGES LEARNING FOR LIFE & WORK MATHEMATICS PERFORMING ARTS PHYSICAL EDUCATION SPORTS STUDIES RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCIENCE SPANISH TRAVEL & TOURISM CAREERS EDUCATION