Banbridge Area Learning Community

Learning Communities exist to develop collaborative practice between member institutions in order to increase the number of subjects which students can choose to study at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 in line with the Department of Education’s initiative of the Entitlement Framework by which all post 14 students must have access to a minimum of 23 subjects, one third of which must be academic and one third applied and Post 16 students – a minimum of 27 subjects of which one third must applied and one third academic.

Dromore High School is involved in collaborative courses with Southern Regional College (SRC) and schools within BALC.


Year 11


SRC BTEC Level 2 courses


Thursdays Periods 1,2 & 3

Year 12


SRC BTEC Level 2 courses


Tuesdays Periods 1,2 & 3

Years 11& 12


SRC Newry

Occupational Studies


Year 13


SRC BTEC Level 3 & AS courses


Tuesdays & Thursdays

12.45-3.00 p.m.









The following collaborative courses are available at Dromore High School for 2012-2013.

Key Stage 4

Southern Regional College


  • BTEC Level 2 Construction
  • BTEC Level 2 Engineering
  • BTEC Level 2 Media
  • BTEC Level 2 Travel and Tourism


Post 16

Banbridge Academy

AS/A2 Moving Image Arts

Dromore High School 

  • BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
  • AS / A2 Psychology
  • AS / A2 Technology

Southern Regional College 

  • BTEC Level 3 Engineering
  • BTEC Level 3 Media
  • AS/A2 Sociology