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Academic Curriculum

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School Curriculum

Belfast Royal Academy is one of the finest co-educational grammar schools in Northern Ireland and has a long tradition of developing individual talent and encouraging high aspirations. Our pupils are bright and enthusiastic and their spirit of curiosity makes education here a real pleasure.

Academic life at the School focuses on developing intellectually curious, independent-minded young adults who are well equipped for dynamic and fulfilling lives beyond school.


We know that the attitudes, intellectual habits and work ethic pupils develop at school will stay with them for life. At Belfast Royal Academy, our pupils are encouraged to think deeply and to question learning across a broad range of academic disciplines.

The School aims to give its pupils a broad, balanced and relevant education and it exists to serve the interests of its pupils. In the Junior School we seek to give equal opportunities to all pupils and the emphasis is on discovery and enjoyment. In these early years, we seek to instil good study skills and habits which will equip them for GCSE level and beyond.

It is the School’s aim that the timetable meets the needs of its pupils. With that in mind, as much freedom of choice as possible is offered to pupils at Key Stage 3, GCSE, AS and A2 levels. We continually endeavour to evaluate the curriculum, introducing new subjects that in our view serve the needs and aspirations of our pupils. Further details on the School Curriculum can be found in the Annual Report in the publications section of the website.

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