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St Colman's High & Sixth Form College, Ballynahinch


Choosing to come to St Colman’s Sixth Form College is a  great decision. We make it our priority to ensure all students are carefully guided throughout their studies. We have a tutor team who monitor and support attendance, attainment and attitude. Predicted grades are checked against target grades to ensure that consistent progress is made.

In Post-16, students are given the independence to control their own study time, and students found to be underachieving are given extra support and guidance from the Post 16 team to help them improve their performance to  expected levels. Parents are regularly contacted and supported via termly reviews and/or meetings. Any concerns are quickly relayed to the home via tutors and pastoral leaders.

Higher Education guidance

Our Careers Department works with students to ensure successful applications are made to Colleges and

Universities. We regularly get students accepted at Queen’s, University of Ulster and other top Universities. Students are also taken to higher education fairs and open days.

What can we offer you at St. Colman’s Sixth Form College?

  • AS, A2, Vocational Level 3 and GCSE courses
  • A commitment to personalised learning
  • Over 200 students on roll
  • A high success rate with very low drop out
  • Friendly and supportive staff
  • Excellent facilities and equipment

Cathal Rice

Vice Principal


What we expect from you

A successful career in Post 16 is dependent upon:

  • Commitment to the course, e.g. effective use of private study time. You will be treated as an adult by the staff and also be expected to take more responsibility and control over your studies.
  • High standard of attendance - the school expects a minimum of 95% attendance.
  • Punctuality to school and lessons. Students on the school roll are still in full-time education and full attendance is required for all sessions. Punctuality and registration is part of your personal responsibility.
  • Support for the school in its standards of uniform and behaviour.
  • You will be expected to put a significant amount of time into your studies by completing additional research at home.