Maths Department Student Success

WCB Maths Challenge 2023

At the start of October, 4 sixth form girls represented the College in the Mathematical Olympiad for girls: Rachel, Olivia, Amy (Year 13) and Julia (Year 14). Year 13 and 14 Maths students also took part in the UKMT Senior Mathematical Challenge. Well done to all our students but especially to Joshua and Poppy who […]

Work Plus visit

A combined group of Year 13 and Year 14 pupils were delighted to welcome Lucy and Andrew from Work Plus, who spoke about the options that an Apprenticeship may offer students at post-18. Lucy emphasised the top class learning an Apprenticeship can bring, without the associated fees of university study. She also noted the networking […]

Year 14 Talks Programme: PSNI Road Safety

PSNI road safety talk

The Year 14 Talks programme continued on Friday 6th October 2023 with a presentation by Constable Noel, a PSNI Road Education Officer. Constable Noel spoke at length on the issue of road safety and the need for young drivers to be aware of the numerous distractions that may inhibit safe driving. The talk was direct […]

McAvoy Partnership

Wellington College are delighted to have partnered with McAvoy Design through the Construction Industry Training Board’s ‘Adopt A School’ initiative. This partnership will be a great opportunity for staff and students to gain an insight to careers in the engineering and construction industry. McAvoy Design will work with Wellington College to provide: Our Year 11 […]

Junior Mathematical Challenge Success

Maths certificate winners

50 of our year 8 and year 9 took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Junior Mathematical challenge. All pupils worked well and received certificates, but special mention must be made of those pictured who achieved either silver or gold certificates. Big congratulations to Faith G who achieved the highest in both year 8 and […]

Sentinus R&D Project

Two pupils receive their Sentinus awards

Since January Year 13 pupils Max, Lorenzo and Michael have been working on a Sentinus R&D project with engineering company eMS Their project involved modelling voltage and measuring frequency. The panel of experts were very impressed by their project presentation and knowledge displayed during a tough round of interview questions.

AS Geography Magilligan Residential 2023

Photo of AS Geography students on their field trip

We arrived on Wednesday morning and were brought into the classroom with Natalie, our leader for the day, who introduced us to sand dune succession. After lunch, we travelled to Umbra Sand Dunes, which is one of our AS case studies and studied succession at seven different sites. Using quadrats to identify different plant species, […]

Year 14 Talks Programme – Kate Nicholl (Alliance)

Alliance Party visit to WCB

On Friday 24th February 2023, as part of our series of invitations to our local South Belfast MLAs, Wellington College hosted Kate Nicholl from The Alliance party to present a talk for our Year 14 pupils and undertake a Question & Answer session. Ms Nicholl spoke about her early years in Zimbabwe and her subsequent […]

Year 14 Talks Programme – Matthew O’Toole (SDLP)

On Friday 10th February 2023, as part of our series of invitations to our local South Belfast MLAs, Wellington College hosted Matthew O’Toole MLA from the SDLP to present a talk for our Year 14 pupils and undertake a Question & Answer session. Mr O’Toole spoke about his upbringing in Northern Ireland and his working […]

Why does my hot chocolate sing? BT Young Scientist Competition

WCB students at BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin 2023

Three of our year 10 pupils, Maxwell, Jackson and Jack were invited to showcase their project on frequency of sound, entitled ‘Why does my hot chocolate sing?’ at the BT Young Scientist show at the RDS in Dublin. Accompanied by Mr Cardwell, Senior Leader, they heard from the Irish President, Michael D. Higgins, were interviewed […]