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RBAI is a member of the South Belfast Area Learning Community (SBALC). SBALC is made up of 11 Post Primary schools, and also includes Belfast Metropolitan College. Whilst the community recognises the autonomy and ethos of the individual schools, the member schools and BMC work in partnership to implement a curriculum that will better meet the needs of pupils. Being a member of SBALC allows pupils at RBAI to access a wider choice of academic, applied and vocational courses – although it should be noted that we already offer 28 examination based subjects at GCSE level and 25 subjects at ‘A’ level. For geographical reasons, collaboration mainly occurs with Methodist College and Victoria College. Examples of subjects which can be studied through collaboration with these schools include:

  • Archaeology
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Drama & Theatre Studies
  • Electronics
  • Moving Image Arts
  • Psychology

RBAI is also collaborating with Belfast Metropolitan College (Millfield Campus) in the delivery of the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering, a qualification that is equivalent to one ‘A’ level. Along with their other ‘A’ level subjects, pupils at RBAI study at the BMC for this qualification. As we have aligned one of our Options Blocks with the BMC, this collaboration means that there is no disruption to the rest of a pupil’s timetable.

29 2020
Medallion Semi-Final
29 2020
Lagan Head
03 2020
School's Cup Semi-Final TBC
04 2020
Return of Sixth Form Options Form
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