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Breda Academy, Belfast
Read and Write is available for pupils to download for free at home and on school computers. Pupils can download the software onto any device.   FREE Read & Write Software Now Available for Breda Academy Students   All Breda Academy pupils are now registered to download and use TextHelp’s ‘Read & Write’ software at home for FREE.   Read & Write is a toolbar available for all pupils to download for FREE at home and to also use on school computers. The toolbar has a number of excellent features to guide pupils’ work, such as: dictionaries and picture dictionaries; text to speech generators; spelling, punctuation and grammar checkers; research highlighters; and a range of other useful features that can be used to form a personalised toolbar that suits your child’s learning needs. This software makes extended pieces of writing more accurate, and makes researching more efficient; this is particularly valuable for pupils studying for GCSE and A Level examinations.   Read & Write can be downloaded on to laptops, PCs and tablets, and on to Windows, Android, iPads, Macs and Chrome Book devices.   Please follow the instructions below to install this FREE software on to your devices:   Using the device you want to download the software on to, open up the webpage Click ‘Try Now’ Select your platform (Android, iPad, Windows, Mac OS etc.) and click install You’ll be directed to the easiest and fastest way to install; follow the instructions The first time the programme runs, you’ll be asked to log in with your email address. Choose ‘Microsoft Account’ and key in your child’s school email address (using the ending Enter your child’s C2K password, and you should be good to go!   Once the software is downloaded, there will be automatic updates when the device is connected to the internet, so you should always have the latest version of Read and Write.   If you are having difficulties downloading the software, or have questions about how to use Read & Write, please go to There are also several YouTube tutorials about how to use the various features of Read & Write
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Subject Overview:

Mathematics is essential in every walk of life: whether you are wallpapering, applying for a mortgage or deciding whether the pair of jeans that are in the sale are actually the bargain of the year or not! Our department aims to develop confidence, interest and enjoyment in Mathematics. We use a variety of up-to-date teaching methods and resources to engage pupils and relate their mathematical knowledge to everyday life around them.

‘The only way to learn Mathematics, is to do Mathematics.’ Paul Halmos.

Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 3 students will a rich and varied programme in mathematics in line with the Revised Curriculum for Northern Ireland.  In Key Stage 3, pupils are banded on the basis of results obtained in English and Mathematics tests taken at the end of their primary school career. In the average band, pupils are set for Mathematics in order to cater for the broad range of mathematical abilities, aptitudes and levels of attainment, which exist within this band.

Key Stage 4 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

At Key Stage 4, students will follow the CCEA GCSE scheme of work, which is assessed at the end of Year 11/Year 12 depending on the pupil’s capability. Pupils will follow the Foundation or Higher scheme of work. To allow pupils the best overall result, they will be able, if necessary, to choose between the Higher and Foundation tiers. Pupils who complete their GCSE by the end of Year 11 have an opportunity in year 12 to study AQA GCSE Statistics. Support is provided for GCSE pupils through monitoring and revision classes after school.

Key Stage 5 Qualification Courses and Programmes of Study:

In Key Stage 5 students can study ifs Level 3 Certificate in Financial Studies in year 13, this covers Financial Capability for the Immediate and Short Term and Financial Capability for the Medium and Long Term. In year 14 pupils study Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies this covers Sustainability of an Individual's Finances and Sustainability of the Financial Services System. This Key stage 5 course is examined by the London Institute of Banking and Finance.


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