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Our Team


Miss Ann Carrigan (HOD)

Mrs Martina Lennon

Mrs Catherine Sira

Mrs Emma Gordon

Mr Ryan Boyle

Mrs Tara Herron


Key Stage 3 Curriculum


Information Communication Technology in De La Salle High School provides all pupils with experiences in a variety of contexts.  We provide:


Regular teaching time for the teaching of ICT skills, knowledge and understanding to meet the skills shortage in the workforce.

Opportunities for pupils to use and apply their ICT capability across the curriculum as part of the teaching of other subjects.

 Extra support for pupils who are less experienced so that they become confident in their ICT skills



Coding @ KS3


Key Stage Three pupils participate in coding/robiotics events through STEM so that they have the skills and capabilities necessary for the current workforce.  Pupils use Scratch and Makey Makey to program and design apps and circuits.  Some of the pupil's apps have been uploaded to Android devices.



Key Stage 4 Curriculum


CCEA full course Year 12 : this course is structured as :

60% coursework (comprising 6 assignments)

40% written communication

CCEA new specification 2010 comprises of three unit tasks taken under controlled assessment procedures.



BTEC Level 1/2 in Information and Communication Technology : this course is structured as :


4 assignments

The Online World



Pupils selecting ICT as a course of study at GCSE excel in their results at GCSE.  Over a three year period the GCSE pass rate A*-C has an average of over 90%.  This course equips pupils with high performance skills to progress to third level education or enter the skill shortage in ICT within the Northern Ireland workforce.



Careers in ICT


Just think about your average day, using your mobile phone, computer, internet, instant messaging, travelling, gaming, visiting You Tube or even buying over the internet.  This is ICT in our society!  Your career can be part of this in roles such as:


Games designer

Graphics designer


Web name but a few!



Each year 'Bring it on' visit the school and advise Year 10 pupils on their IT careers pathway as they enter KS4.



ICT Resources


iPads supplied for pupils

1-2 ratio computers per pupil

Interactive boards in all classrooms

Apple TV in all classrooms

After school computer clubs

Video conferencing facilities

Colour laser printers.



Shared Education

Year 9 and 10 students have been given the opportunity to participate in a number of shared education coding events with St Mary's High School and Blackwater Integrated College.  Pupils integrated in a 'Go Beserk' coding day in Stranmillis College, Belfast.  This was a fun interactive day which highlighted many career pathways that open up through coding in ICT.  The pupils were fortunate to be able to work with and talk to many IT professionals.


Teachers from all three schools collaborated and devised a shared lesson on HTML coding, this activity took place in St Mary's High School and pupils shared best practice with their peers on how to code an interactive website.


The local community with Board of Governors, Councillors, parents and principals were invited to The St Patrick's Centre where pupils showcased their work.  Ryan Robinson and Lewis Reynolds presented their work and spoke enthusiastically through a question and answer sessions.  De La Salle students have gained a broad range of ideas and a wealth of knowledge and confidence going into the IT sector.





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