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“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

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Staff

 

  • Head of Department Mr G Toner
  • Teacher Dr M Murphy
  • Teacher Mrs L Hawes

 

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.

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KS3


 History is taught in three weekly lessons (35 minutes) across years 8-10. Field Trips are organised for each year group annually.

Year 8

What is History
Early Ireland
The Anglo-Norman Conquest of Ireland
Family/Local history project

Year 9

16th century Europe
17th century Ireland
A brief history of Slavery

Year 10

World War 1
The Holocaust
Causes and consequences of Partition

 

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GCSE

GCSE History is taught in five periods, weekly. The Department teaches the CCEA syllabus.

 Unit 1 50%

 Germany 1919-1939
NI 1965-1985

 

 Unit 2 25%

 The Cold War

 

 Unit 3 25%  Controlled Assessment

NI ‘The road to peace’

 

 

A* A B C D E U TOTAL
7 15 15 15 1 0 0 53

 

 

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A Level


History is taught in 8 weekly lessons in Year 13, increasing to nine in Year 14. The department teaches the CCEA syllabus.

AS

Germany 1919-1945
Italy 1871-1943

 

A2
The American Presidency 1900-2000
Ireland 1778-1803
 

 

A-LEVEL results

A* A B C D E U TOTAL
1 3 4 1 1 0 0 10

 

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