“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero
- Head of Department Mr G Toner
- Teacher Dr M Murphy
- Teacher Mr J Proctor
Welcome to the History Department!
We aim to deliver a History Curriculum that helps pupils gain a deeper understanding of their surroundings, locally, nationally and internationally. History is a subject which can fire the imagination of pupils and inspire curiosity about the past. Pupils are equipped to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We aim to deliver a curriculum that demonstrates the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies throughout the ages.
History is taught in three weekly lessons (35 minutes) across years 8-10. Field Trips are organised for each year group annually.
|Year 8||Autumn||What is History
⦁ Anglo-Norman Conquest
⦁ Gaelic Lordships
|Summer||Family/Local History projects & Inch Abbey/Dundrum Castle field trip|
|Year 9||Autumn||Europe and the New World
Voyages of Discovery
Tudor conquest of Ireland
Flight of the Earls
|Winter/Spring||Ireland & Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries
The Ulster Plantation
Cromwell and Ireland
A brief history of slavery in the United States
Field Trip to the Battle of the Boyne Centre
The impact of war in the 20th century
World War 1 recruitment
The Rise of the Nazis
The Causes and Consequences of Partition
GCSE History is taught in five periods, weekly. The Department teaches the CCEA syllabus.
|Unit 1 60%||
|Unit 2 40%||
The Cold War & the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism 1945-2003
History is taught in 8 weekly lessons in Year 13, increasing to nine in Year 14. The department teaches the CCEA syllabus.
AS History results 2018-2020
A2 History results 2018-2020