Welcome

 

Welcome to the website of Foyle College, a Co-educational, Voluntary Grammar School which has been providing high quality education for the City of Londonderry and its surrounding area for over 400 years.

We are delighted to be able to share with you something of the character and life of our school and the successes enjoyed by our pupils as we help them to grow academically, athletically and artistically enabling them to fulfil their potential both as members of the school community and as contributors to society.

Whether you are a current, former or prospective pupil, an interested parent or a member of the local community I hope that you will find our site informative and illustrative of the breadth and quality of education on offer at Foyle College.

Patrick Allen

Principal

‘Choosing Science’ Event

All Yr10 pupils attended a ‘Choosing Science’ event  on Wednesday 16 January.  Pupils were engaged through workshops with a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community  who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring pupils are more informed as they move forward with subject and career choices this year. Click HERE to retrieve photos from the mornings event. 

 

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Geology Competition

 

Louis, winner of the Geology Competition on open day. He predicted the location of the earthquake that would happen closest to 9pm last Thursday. Prize was a £15 amazon voucher. With his birthday this weekend he was a happy bunny!

Year 12 Examinations January 2019

Year 12 Examinations January 2019

 

Report to the assembly hall at the time shown in the first column for each exam – 8:50 for the morning session, 11:10 for the midday session and 1:30 for the afternoon session. Any gap between this time and the start of the exam can be spent preparing and revising. Pupils entitled to extra time will be given this through added time at the start and end of the sessions. Art & Design and Music exams will be in their respective classrooms.

 

If you do not have an exam in a particular session, then you may revise at home. If you choose to prepare in school, then you are to use the study hall or library for revision when there is a gap in your schedule. You must sign out, at the office, if you are going home after an exam. Full school uniform is to be worn on any occasion when you are in school.

 

You must plan to be present for all of your papers – the real GCSE exams have very strict rules regarding this and we are trying to make our school exams as realistic as possible. If you are ill and unable to attend, you should contact the school as early as possible to make alternative arrangements.

 

 

Report to Hall

Mon 14th Jan

Tue 15th Jan

Wed 16th Jan

Thu 17th Jan

Fri 18th Jan

8:50

Religious St

(Full/Short)

9:20 – 10:50

English Lit

9:50 – 10:50

Biology

Technology

9:20 – 10:50

Further Mathematics

9:20 – 11:20

Business St

9:50 – 11:20

French

Spanish

(Writing)

9:20 – 10:20

 

11:10

 

English Lang

11:55 – 12:45

Geography

11:30 – 12:45

History

11:30 – 12:45

French

Spanish

(Reading)

11:55 – 12:45

Geology

Health & SC

PE

11:15 – 12:45

 

1:30

 

Chemistry

1:50 – 3:20

Science

2:20 – 3:20

Physics

1:50 – 3:20

Music

Technology

(Pupils doing Biology)

1:50 – 3:20

Business St

(Pupils doing Further Maths)

1:50 – 3:20

Spanish

(Pupils doing French)

2:30 – 3:20

PE

(Pupils doing Geology)

1:50 – 3:20

Spanish

(Pupils doing French)

2:20 – 3:20

 

 

Notes: The Art & Design exam will take place on Friday 11th January, from 9.05 to 11.05, in the Art Suite.

            CCEA English Language and Mathematics re-sit exams - week beginning Monday 7th January.

‘Local Heroes’ project

Just one woman’s name is to be found amongst the 755 names commemorated on the Diamond War Memorial in Londonderry – that of Laura Marion Gailey, a nurse who served with the Voluntary Aid Detachment of World War 1.One of the first nurses to volunteer, Laura was a past pupil of Victoria High School in the city which later amalgamated with Londonderry High School to form today’s Foyle College.

That connection proved the starting point for a fascinating journey into the past by Cadets from Foyle College Combined Cadet Force.  Their research into Laura’s story unravelled a poignant story of World War 1 courage and loss and earned the teenagers first prize in the Northern Ireland wide ‘Local Heroes’ project.

Laura, they discovered, was born in Londonderry on 8 November 1886, the daughter of William Gailey and Margaret Elizabeth Gailey. Not much is known about her early life, but her service record shows she volunteered in June 1915, joining the Donegal/Londonderry Commission of St John's Ambulance Service, later moving into the Voluntary Aid Detachment.  During World War 1, volunteer nurses gave up their time, left their families and risked contracting diseases such as typhoid and influenza in order to care for ill and wounded soldiers in hospitals across the UK and in countries throughout the British Empire. 

 

Yr8 STEM Club Site Visit

Yr8 STEM club members finished the term with a site visit to Farran’s Construction site at the South wing of Altnagelvin Hospital- soon to be open in 2019. They had the opportunity not only to see the new wards near completion  but also a tour of the  ‘underworld’  basements gave pupils an insight into the electrical installations, steam heating systems and water supplies all part of the process when managing this build. An enthusiastic and very interested group of Yr8 students also quizzed the female structural engineer  about her own school experiences and career path into this line of work.