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Mr K Coary(HOD)

Department Staff

Mr F Kelly

Mrs S Moore

Ms B McNulty

KS3 Brief Overview

Year 8

In Year 8 students are introduced to investigative skills in History. They explore the various sources that can be used to find out about the past and complete a research interview themselves. They begin a three-year examination of persecution when they study witchcraft. Other key topics in year 8 are the Normans and research into what life was like here in the 1930s.

Year 9

In Year 9 students continue to follow the theme of persecution when the examine the Holocaust and the persecution of Native Americans. They also examine the theme of war in History and link it to modern conflicts.

Year 10

In year 10 pupils will study two compulsory units. The first of these is the study of a significant event in the 20th Century. Our pupils examine the causes of, key events and consequences of the discovery of penicillin, the attack on pearl harbour and the Munich Massacre of 1972. The second compulsory topic examined in the partition of Ireland.

A Level - CCEA
Career Opportunities

History graduates find opportunities with many different employers. Public and private sector organisations such as the National Health Service (NHS), educational institutions, local and national government, financial and legal firms, and voluntary and charitable organisations employ History graduates in a range of roles, including:

  • Administration

  • Legal executive

  • Archivist

  • Archaeologist

  • General management

  • Research

Other typical employers include:

  • Legal firms

  • advertising marketing and public relations agencies

  • media organisations

  • publishing companies.


History Lunchtime Club

Pupils across a number of year groups meet and discuss topical history material. This group have visited the Titanic museum in Belfast.

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