The Education Authority is consulting with the Board of Governors, Staff and Parents of Belfast Model School for Girls on the following proposal:


“Belfast Model School for Girls will increase its admissions number from 160 to 200, with an annual phased increase in the enrolment number from 950 to 1250, with effect from 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.”


Please see documents below from more information:

Click here to download a Microsoft Word copy of ‘BMSG – notice to staff and parents with consultation document’.


Click here to download a Microsoft Word copy of ‘January 2018 BMSG – Consultation document’.


A hard copy of both documents can be collected from the school office.


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Mrs J Taggart (Head of Department)
Mr A Cathcart (Senior Assistant/STEM Co-ordinator)
Mrs L Murphy
Mr P Mercer
Mr R Campbell
Mr J Livingstone
Mr P Gormley (Technician)


Students at Key Stage 3 receive a broad and balanced science education building on the knowledge they have gained in primary school.  Using the Heinemann text books, the girls study units in physics, chemistry and biology covering topics as diverse as Earth and Space, Microbes and Chemical Reactions.  A range of teaching methods are employed but with the emphasis on a practical approach with lots of hands on investigations and experimentation.


At Key Stage 4 students follow the CCEA Double Award or the Single Award GCSE. The specification presents biology, chemistry and physics in separate teaching and learning units and is suitable for learners with a range of abilities whether they intend to study science further or not.

In addition to a CCEA text book, a wide range of material has been developed by Science department staff to support the students learning including practice papers and revision guides.

Post 16

Students study the CCEA Double or Single Award Life and Health Sciences A-Level.  This is a  GCE A-Level and can be used to support entry to further and higher education.  The course is also designed to meet the needs of those students who are considering a career in the health care professions.

Students in the programme have gone on to study subjects at university such as Optometry, Biomedical Science, Nursing, Radiography, Computer Science and Psychology amongst many others.  This is due to the broad spectrum of modules covered by the A-Level course which equips the students with the transferable skills required to cope with university life.

Double Award Science student will complete 12 units over two years.  Single Award students will complete 6 units over two years.

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