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Principal's Welcome

Welcome To

Carrickfergus Academy

Welcome to Carrickfergus Academy. We are delighted that you are considering Carrickfergus Academy as the post primary school for your child.  We recognise that this is a very important decision, and we hope that you will find everything you need to inform your decision on our website.


Carrickfergus Academy is an all ability, non-selective school for pupils aged 11-18 in the Carrickfergus area and beyond.


Year 10 Pupils & Parents

Year 10 OPTIONS ONLINE FORM for Round 2 – Draft 1:




There will be an online presentation to parents & pupils at 7pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022 (next week – details to follow) to offer assistance & some information before the online form closes.  There will also be a second opportunity to complete & review the subject choices after a focused pupil & parent interview with a senior member of staff between 7th & 11 February 2022.


LOG-ON DETAILS, ONLINE AT:  7pm on Tuesday 25th January 2022.


Dear Parents & Pupils,


We are inviting you to log into the GCSE OPTIONS presentation to add some guidance & give details on how the Options process will be conducted.  You will be able to ask questions & raise queries you may have at the end of the session & in the chat during the presentation.


Check Sims parent app for details


            We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening, online at 7pm

Year 12 Pupils & Parents

YEAR 12 Pupils & Parents – Online Form for SIXTH YEAR OPTIONS - 2022


We are delighted to release our online form for Sixth Year courses to our Year 12 pupils & prospective pupils from other schools.  Viewing & completing this can be found by clicking on the link below:




We offer a wide variety of courses at Carrickfergus Academy including some courses located at our local partner schools (these courses may change depending on interest/demand).  Please have a look & make this your informed expression-of-interest for returning to or joining our vibrant Sixth Year.  We will also keep you updated as the process of applying to Sixth Year moves into the Summer term.  Keep working hard in those GCSE & other courses!

GCSE Options 2022

Year 10 Pupils & Parents can now view the GCSE & Key Stage 4 Courses in the GCSE Options Booklet for 2022.


We have a vast range of courses available & reading thorough our booklet will help you on Monday 17th January when you speak online with subject teachers.  The courses are academic & vocational & we pride ourselves on giving you one of the most wide selections of GCSE & equivalent courses in Northern Ireland.


This GCSE Options Booklet will answer many of your questions & will help you ask staff some questions too.  We especially look forward to speaking with pupils & parents on Monday 17th January 2022 for your Year 10 Options interviews.  Appointments for those virtual/online interviews can still be booked online.


We will keep you informed of how to make your subject choices when the online form becomes available next week, from Tuesday 18th January 2022.  Keep watching; Facebook, Twitter, the school website & for updates on SIMS ParentApp.

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