Our aim is to prepare and enable pupils to move into the world of Further and Higher Education or employment, confident in their own abilities, aware of their strengths and aptitudes, possessing the qualifications, personal qualities, skills and attitudes they need to pursue their chosen career path.

We focus on the holistic development of each young person and provide opportunities for them to develop their faith and spirituality, to explore their own value system, to develop independence as well as the opportunity to study subjects in a wide range of general and applied courses.

Cross and Passion is one of only a few schools in the local area which can provide pupils with such an extensive choice of subjects post-16.  The curriculum offer also meets the requirements of the Entitlement Framework.

A Level/Equivalent Curriculum

Art & Design Biology
Business Studies Chemistry
Drama English Literature
French Geography
Government & Politics History
Home Economics Irish
Mathematics Music
PE Physics
Psychology RE
Technology (BHS)  


Applied A Level Subject/BTEC Level 3


Agriculture - Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)
Applied Science - Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)
Business - Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)
Children's Care Learning and Development - National Diploma (BTEC)
Construction - Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)
Creative Media - Subsidiar Diploma (BTEC)
Health & Social Care (SA)
ICT (Applied)
IT - Subsidiary Diploma (BTEC)
Science (Applied)
Sport - Subsidiary Diploma & Diploma (DA)














The school plays a full and active role in building partnerships with other local education providers, the purpose of which is to extend curriculum opportunities, help inform career choices, and promote mutual understanding and respect for diversity. 

Ballycastle High School

Northern Regional College

Local business community and local employers

Personal Fitness
Community Sports Leadership Award
Survival Cookery
Arts & Crafts
Public Speaking/Debating
First Aid/Heart Start
Hill Walking
Pope John Paul Award


Students in Sixth Form are assigned to a Learning Tutor who has day-to-day contact with them and who monitors their overall academic achievement and well-being.  The team of Learning Tutors is led by a Year Head who plays a very active role in supporting students throughout their Sixth Form experience. All pupils follow a Personal, Social and Health Education programme that includes Careers and Independent Learning Skills.  Pupils applying to Further and Higher Education are supported through the UCAS and CAO application process. 




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