History is an important area of study, it teaches many skills which can be transferred to other subjects and can lead to careers in:
- Museum Curation
Key Stage 3
All pupils at Key stage three have 4 periods of History each week. Throughout the three years all Key Stage 3 pupils are gradually equipped with transferable skills to move onto GCSE history in Year 11.
- What is History? Skills based introduction.
- Who should be King in 1066? Battle of Hastings.
- Medieval Life
- Normans arrive in Ireland
- Basic skills recap
- The Reformation
- The Tudors
- The Stuarts
- 19th Century Ireland
- Skills recap
- 20th Century Introduction
- Nationalism & Unionism
- WW1 (Local Study)
- Ireland and Partition
In each KS3 year the pupils build upon existing skills and acquire new skills. Some of these subject based skills include: Evidence enquiry skills, chronology, significance, cause and consequence and source analysis.
The History Department follows the CCEA Specification for GCSE History. During the two year study pupils will not only learn inside the classroom but the Department encourages school excursions to Crumlin Road Gaol, Londonderry’s Tower Museum and Berlin.
- Germany 1933-1945
- Northern Ireland 1963-1998
- The Cold War / Super Power Relations
The department does require prospective AS/A2 students to have a grade C and above in GCSE History and GCSE English. The modules studies at A Level are;
- AS1: Germany 1918-1945 20%
- AS2: Russia 1914-1949 20%
- A21: Challenge and Crisis in Ireland 20%
- A22: Ireland and Partition 40%
Mrs. J. O’ Neill – Head of Social Studies
Mrs. M. McCartney – Assistant Vice Principal
Mr. J. Sharpe – KS3 ICT coordinator
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CCEA History (modules – Germany, Russia, Nationalism and Unionism and Partition) – http://www.ccea.org.uk/history/
CCEA Government and Politics (modules – N.Ireland, Britain, USA and UK and Political Power) – http://www.ccea.org.uk/government/