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St Louis Grammar School

A specialist school for Technology and Computing

St. Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel, is a co-educational Specialist School in Technology and Computing that caters for pupils aged 11-18. We have over 590 pupils on roll which includes a thriving sixth form. We offer a broad range of subjects at all Key Stages including GCSEs and Post-16 qualifications including A Levels, Applied courses and BTECs. Pupils come from the surrounding area: Kilkeel, Warrenpoint, Annalong, Newcastle, Castlewellan, Hilltown, Mayobridge and Rostrevor. Our expert staff offer the full range of STEM subjects - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing.



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    Available courses

    Microsoft Office

    Instructions for staff and students on how to download Microsoft Office for home use.
    Teacher: M McMullan

    Google Sketchup

    Google SketchupThis course contains a number of resources to help you make the most of the 3D modelling tool - Google Sketchup

    Teacher: M McMullan

    Unit 8.1 - Introduction to IT at St Louis

    Unit 8.1In this unit you will learn the basics of how to access St Louis' network for use in ICT and all the other subjects.

    Unit 8.2 - e-Safety and Online Communication

    Unit 8.2In this course you will learn how to use the VLE, know what 'Netiquette' is, and begin to understand how to protect yourself whilst online. You will create a publication electronically based on the theme of e-communication and e-safety. You will use online software called "Prezi" to do this. You will give your presentation to the class.


    Unit 8.3 - Introduction to Computer Programming Pt.1 Scratch

    ScratchIn this unit you will learn how to program a game using Scratch. You will then be set a challenge to develop a game for another curriculum subject as part of the Key Stage 3 Accreditation.

    Unit 8.4 - Working with Sound

    AudacityThis course will take you through the basics of using Audacity.

    Audacity is a open-source program. You can download a copy for yourself! It is available in school under: All Programs > ICT

    Unit 8.5 - Developing a Smart Phone App

    In this project you will work as a team to design a smart phone app. You will brainstorm your app and learn how to use graphics editing software to develop the assets needed. You will then produce an app that has at least 8 pages. At the end of the unit you will be able to upload your completed prototype to your own smartphone!

    Unit 8.6 - Working with Windows Movie Maker

    Movie MakerIn this unit you will learn to create video using Windows Movie Maker. This will involve you capturing your own video and pictures using a digital camera OR downloading and editing video OR downloading images from the internet to make a slideshow video using the stills.

    Unit 9.1 - Working with Windows Movie Maker

    Movie MakerIn this unit you will learn to create video using Windows Movie Maker. This will involve you capturing your own video and pictures using a digital camera OR downloading and editing video OR downloading images from the internet to make a slideshow video using the stills.

    Unit 9.3 - Spreadsheets

    This course is designed to teach the Year 9 the basics of Spreadsheets including the terminology, using formulae, inserting headers and footers, formatting a spreadsheet and display information using Graphs.  The course is for 6 weeks including an assessment to complete the course.

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    Unit 9.4 - Website Development

    In this unit you will learn about careers in web design and will develop a simple website using HTML and CSS

    Unit 9.9 - Exploring Programming - Introduction to Python

    ScratchIn this unit you will learn how to program a game using Scratch. You will then be set a challenge to develop a game for another curriculum subject as part of the Key Stage 3 Accreditation.


    Unit 10.1 - Introduction to 2D gaming

    Introduction to 2D game makingIn this course you will be introduced to 2D gaming. You will use Game Maker to create your own 2D games.

    Unit 2 - Digital Technology - Digital Authoring Concepts - Theory

    In this unit you will learn how to design and implement a multimedia and database application using appropriate tools, including how to test your product. 

    Teacher: M McMullan

    Unit 1 Digital Technology - Theory

    In this unit, students will explore a range of digital technologies available for data storage, manipulation, presentation and transfer. Students will also evaluate the importance of data security and data legislation.

    Task 2 - Spreadsheets- Unit 1

    Use this course to uplaod your completed work for the spreadsheet task - task 2.

    Task 3 - PowerPoint - Unit 1

    For this task you must produce a PowerPoint as per the instructions.

    Applications of ICT Pt.1

    New GCSE - Includes Electronic Monetary Processing (EFT / EFTPOS); Billing Systems; Virtual Reality and Simulation; Computer Control and Data logging.

    Applications of ICT Pt.2

    New GCSE - Applications of ICT including Education; Employment; Leisure; Globalisation

    Knowledge of ICT components

    New GCSE - This course features resources on: The component parts of a typical home PC; Hardware: Input and Output; Storage; Memory; Software: System Software including Opertaing Systems and GUI

    Data and Information

    New GCSE - Data and Information including Gathering Information; Data Checking; Data Portability.

    Digital Communication Methods

    New GCSE Digital Communications Methods including Data Networks; Digital Communications Security; Mobile Digital Communication; Internet and Intranet; Internet Services.

    Legal Implications

    New GCSE - Legal Implications including Health and Safety; Computer Misuse Act; Copyright and Designs Act; Data Protection Act; Environmental Implications of ICT.

    Software Systems Development

    This is the Computer Programming course from CCEA. It is an applied course to A2.
    Teacher: M McMullan

    New A Level Specification Guides

    Access Agendas for Study, Exemplary Examination Material and Specification

    Duffy and Lochhead

    Find links to resources on these two poets from Unit AS 2: The Study of Poetry After 1800

    Yeats

    Contexts, critical views and exercises.

    GCSE English Language

    Complete an English practice paper and evaluate your performance using the assessment 

    GCSE English Literature - Drama

    Access a selection of resources, tasks and activities relevant to the text you are studying.

    Spoken Language CA

    Access different examples of spoken language and past examples of tasks and resources

    Language

    Revise key concepts of Language to ensure you understand them and will use them in your own writing.

    Poetry for Juniors

    Show the relationship between words and images by putting together an audio-visual powerpoint presentation of Wordsworth`s poem The Daffodils.

    Poetry Year 10

    To develop pupils` skills in the analysis and writing of poetry.

    Reading Skills and Comprehension Assessment Practice

    Look at past assessment materials and identify how to approach answering questions on a written text.

    Yer 10 Victorian Literature Project

    A contextual project to prepare students for the unseen Victorian Prose part of their GCSE English Literature

    Shakespeare

    Try a variety of activities on one of the most famous playwrights in the English language.

    Writing Skills and Competitions

    Upload written assignments and access resources that will help with your writing skills

    Year 10 English Language

    Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about

    A2 Geography

    Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about

    Tectonics

    A2 Reading for the Tectonics Unit

    Business Careers

    Information on careers open to Business Studies students.

    Teacher: O Sloan

    Year 12 Business Studies - AQA

    This course will provide resources for Year 12 GCSE.
    Teacher: O Sloan

    A2 1 Clash of Ideologies

    This unit requires students to study change and/or development over a sufficient period of time to demonstrate understanding of the process of change both long term (100 years) and short term. Entitled 'Clash of Ideologies 1900-2000', this module looks at Tsarist foreign policy, the advance of communism outside the USSR and the opponents of Communism.

    Teacher: B Rice

    A2 2 The Partition of Ireland 1900-1925

    This unit requires students to engage in 

    historical enquiry by investigating specific historical questions, problems or issues and use historical sources critically in their context, deploying information and reaching substantiated conclusions. Through the study of this unit, students should be given the opportunity to develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past and research them. The assessment of this unit will involve unseen sources based on Irish History from 1900-1925.
    Teacher: B Rice

    AS1 (Revised) Germany 1918-1945

    This unit will require students to engage in historical enquiry by investigating specific historical questions, problems or issues and use historical sources critically in their context, deploying information and reaching substantiated conclusions. The content focus is on The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi Party and Nazi Germany 1933-45.

    Teacher: B Rice

    AS2 (Revised) Russia 1903-1941

    The focus of this module is on Russia 1903-1941. Content includes the causes and consequences of the 1905 Revolution, Lenin and the Revolution 1917-1924, Stalin and the Revolution 1924-1941.

    Teacher: B Rice

    GCSE History - Controlled Assessment

    Controlled Assessment is worth 25% of your final mark. It will be completed in Term 1 of Year 12. Please note that the questions for Controlled Assessment change every year.

    Teacher: B Rice

    GCSE History - Paper 1

    This paper focuses on Germany 1918-1941 and Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland 1932-1949. The paper lasts for 2 hours and you will sit the exam at the end of Yr11. It is worth 50% of your overall mark.

    Teacher: B Rice

    GCSE History - Paper 2

    This paper assesses candidates’ outline knowledge of significant events,developments and personalities associated with the Cold War and its resolution c1945–c1991. This paper lasts for 1hr 15mins and you will take the exam at the end of Yr12. It is worth 25% of your final mark.

    Teacher: B Rice

    Year 8 History

    The theme of this course is 'Identity'. This includes units of work on the following: What is History? My Identity, School History and the impact of the Normans coming to Ireland.

    Teacher: B Rice

    Year 9 History

    The theme of this course is on significant events between 1500 and 1900. This includes units of work on Henry VIII, the Ulster Plantation, the Gunpowder Plot, Revolution and the Famine.

    Year 10 History

    The theme of this course is the Twentieth Century. This includes units of work on a 20th theme (e.g. music, fashion, sport), siginificant events and individuals (e.g. the Holocaust and the Berlin Wall), The reasons for and consequences of the Partition of Ireland.

    Teacher: B Rice

    A2 1 Political Power

    Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about
    Teacher: B Rice

    AS1 The Government and Politics of Northern Ireland

    The focus of this course is on the Government and Politics of Northern Ireland from 1994 to the present day. Topics include the arrangements for government of NI from 1994 (Direct Rule and Devolution), the startegies and policies of the main NI political parties, the changes in electoral support for the main parties and the political effects of the main electoral systems used in NI.

    Teacher: B Rice

    AS2 The British Political Process

    The focus of this unit is on how Britain is governed with specific reference to the inter-relationships of the executive, legislature and judiciary.
    Teacher: B Rice

    Year 8 Employability

    Additional Powerpoints and resource sheets for modular employability course in Year 8

    Year 10 Employability

    A introduction to STEM subjects and STEM careers