The Academy has a long tradition of academic achievement. Subjects are taught with enthusiasm and expertise, and we expect our pupils to respond by working to the best of their ability. Classroom activities are planned to give pupils access to a wide range of learning experiences, promoting the development of skills as well as the acquisition of knowledge. The individual needs of pupils are addressed in a supportive, caring learning environment, with extra support provided for pupils who would benefit from additional help in core subjects. As an innovative school we seek to combine the best of new educational and technological advances while emphasising the importance of a commitment to study and a quest for personal improvement. Our pupils are annually among the top performers in N. Ireland and UK examinations at both GCSE and A-Level, and most continue their studies at university.