Strathearn School, Key Information for Parents

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Strathearn school is an all-girls grammar school in Belfast. Voted Northern Ireland’s State Secondary of the Year by the Sunday Times, it has an excellent reputation for academic achievement, sports and drama. It is also an accredited centre for the European Computer Driving Licence, a useful qualification for further education and employment.

The 110 girls admitted each year are place into five non-streamed form classes. The girls are then taught in these forms for the first three years. At Key Stage 3, students study the following subjects: Art and Design;English, Environment and Society; Geography; History; Home Economics, Language and Literacy; Learning for Life and Work; Mathematics and Numeracy; Modern Languages (French); Physical Education; Science and Technology and The Arts.

Pupil Age Range 11 to 18
Boys or Girls Girls
Number of Pupils 770
Day Fees Per Year N/A
Boarding Fees Per Year N/A
6th Form Yes
Year Founded 1929
Nearest Airport George Best
Religious Ethos None
Nearby School: Campbell College
Nearby School: Royal Belfast
Area: All Northern Irish Independent Schools

At GCSE, students are expected to cover a broad, balanced range of subjects. All students are expected to study English, Literature and Mathematics at GCSE. They will also all be expected to continue with PE and Religious Studies. Girls then choose one subject each from five blocks of options. These choices will keep girls’ options open for A’ level and will lead to at least 9 GCSEs.

Most students will go on to study four subjects in Lower Sixth and continue with three at A’level, to maximise their choices for higher education.

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