“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 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.
History is taught in three weekly lessons (35 minutes) across years 8-10. Field Trips are organised for each year group annually.
What is History
16th century Europe
World War 1
GCSE History is taught in five periods, weekly. The Department teaches the CCEA syllabus.
|Unit 1 50%||
|Unit 2 25%||
The Cold War
|Unit 3 25%|| Controlled Assessment
NI ‘The road to peace’
History is taught in 8 weekly lessons in Year 13, increasing to nine in Year 14. The department teaches the CCEA syllabus.
The American Presidency 1900-2000