Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

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Wellington College Belfast offers a wide range of subjects for all students.

Sociology

Sociology

The study of Sociology focuses on contemporary society and provides an awareness of the importance of social structure in explaining social issues. Students are encouraged to develop their own sociological awareness through active engagement with the contemporary world. The specification is designed to encourage students to acquire an understanding of social change; understand the research process within Sociology; and to develop a lifelong interest in social issues.

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Music

Music

In the Music Department we provide opportunities for pupils to gain skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

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Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a growth industry in Northern Ireland. This course gives students opportunities to research and gain insights into the industry, engage with effective practice and prepare for employment, further training and/or study. The specification offers a wide range of skills in both performance and production. The teacher acts as facilitator in helping students develop their chosen skills within a prescribed discipline chosen from; dance, drama, music, choreography, design, direction, stage management or technical (lighting or sound). Performing Arts is an applied qualification in which students develop knowledge, understanding and skills through practical demonstration.

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Careers

Careers

The world of work is undergoing major change with old jobs disappearing and new opportunities becoming available largely due to the impact of technology and the global market. With these facts in mind we believe that an effective careers and guidance programme is even more crucial for our young people. This view point is clearly supported by CCEA as we see Education for Employability at the heart of the revised Northern Ireland Curriculum and with the new CEIAG guidelines from the Department of Education. The aims of the department have been adapted to meet these new requirements.

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Biology

Biology

Biology is a fascinating subject that allows us to make a real difference to tomorrow's world by helping us to explore and understand the world we live in today. Our world offers biologists many challenges. Today's biologists are involved in researching and understanding some of the most controversial advances in human knowledge including the cloning of embryos, designer babies and genetically modified food.

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