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Fri 29 June
- Last day of term (12.00 pm finish)




Head of Department:

Teaching Staff:
Mrs L Gregory, BA PGCE
Mr M Jess, BA PGCE




Key Stage 3:

Pupils begin in Year 8 by learning about the basics of studying History: chronology, cause and consequence, working with sources and detecting bias. The rest of the year is spent studying aspects of medieval life, beginning with the Norman invasion of 1066.

In Year 9 pupils explore aspects of the early modern period, including the Age of Discovery; Black Slavery; the Renaissance and Reformation; and the turbulent reigns of the Tudors and Stuarts.

In Year 10 pupils focus on conflict in the twentieth century, taking in the causes and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, and exploring the development of terrorism as a major feature of conflict today.

At Key Stage 3 pupils are assessed through skills-based Common Assessment Tasks and examinations in January and May.


Key Stage 4:
We study CCEA at GCSE

Paper One - Worth 60% - 1hr 45 minute examination

Section A: United States of America, 1920-1933
Learn about:
- American Society during the ‘Roaring Twenties’
- The American economic boom, the Wall Street Crash and the Great Depression

Section B: Changing Relationships: Northern Ireland and its Neighbours 1963-1998
Learn about:
- The Northern Ireland civil rights movement
- The causes and events of the ‘Troubles’
- The peace process and the Good Friday Agreement

Paper Two : Worth 40% - 1hr 15 minute examination

International Relations 1945-2003
Learn about:
- The breakdown of cooperation in 1945 – emergence of the Cold War
- International relations during the Cold War – flashpoints such as Cuba, Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan

A2 Level
We study CCEA at AS/A2 Level.
AS 1: Worth 50% of AS, 20% of A-Level. 90mins Written Exam
Germany 1919-1945

AS 2: Worth 50% of AS, 20% of A-Level. 90mins Written Exam
Ireland 1923-67

A2 1: Worth 20% of A-Level, 60mins Written Exam
The Causes and Consequences of Great Power Conflict 1848-1945

A2 2: Worth 40% of A-Level. 150mins Written Exam
Partition of Ireland 1900-25


Facilities and Resources


The department has three classrooms, each equipped with a data projector, two of which also have an interactive whiteboard. The department has in the past travelled to Berlin, Dublin and is due to visit Washington D.C in October 2018. 


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