The Carrickfergus Learning Community came into being in response to the Government recommendation that all schools should offer a range of 27 Post 16 subjects to 6th form students.
Economically it would be difficult for any one school to comply with this aspiration; hence the three Post Primary Schools in the town of Carrickfergus have pooled resources and expertise and are now able to offer a wide range of subjects. Our experience of collaboration is now well established and the benefits for CLC students as they complete their post-16 studies proven.
Since 2006 more than five hundred students have accessed courses that would have previously been unavailable to them. This has allowed them to better prepare for further education and employment in their chosen career paths.
The greatest benefit of CLC, for students, is a broader range of choice in courses and qualifications. There are the other advantages including an increased social mix, stimulation in a new and different environment, different teachers and increased independence. These experiences are of great value to a maturing young adult.
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Mr Dunlop, CLC Co-ordinator at Ulidia on 028 9335 8500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.