The school appreciates the importance of examination success and makes every
effort to ensure that students achieve their academic potential. At the
end of Key Stage 3, Year 10 students take a School Based Junior Certificate
Examination in all subjects. At the end of Year 12 students are entered
for GCSE Examinations (NICCEA)
In Year 13 students are entered for AS examinations and, on completion
of Year 14, students are entered for A Level examinations. Sixteen of
the subject options take NICCEA Examinations. Students taking the remaining
subjects are entered for examinations with the following boards:
Drama & Theatre Studies EDEXCEL
Chemistry, Sociology AQA
Sacred Heart Grammar School is a member of Newry & Mourne Area Learning Community. Collaborating with 16 other local schools and learning-providers the community strives to offer greater choice and flexibility for all post-primary learners aged 14 and above. Sacred Heart has in recent years extended its curriculum provision at GCE 'AS' and 'A' level by collaborating with Abbey Grammar School to offer students a broader curriculum so that they can choose a blend of courses which best meets their needs, aptitudes, aspirations and interests.
Sacred Heart has an outstanding record at GCSE and Advanced Level and believes in the pursuit of academic excellence and
self-fulfilment. Girls are expected to produce results according to their ability and to develop their individual talents.