History

Head of Dept: Mr C. O’Donnell


Staff in department

Mr C. O’Donnell; Mr B. Dunwoody; Miss G. Wright; Mrs A. Dunwoody;
Mr B. Crawford

A Level

  • A level exam board: CCEA
Module% of AS or
A2 grade
How is it assessed?Module Title
AS Module 150% of AS
20% of A level
1 written exam lasting 1 hr 30 mins in the Summer of Yr 13Italy and Germany 1815-70
AS Module 250% of AS
20% of A level
1 written exam lasting 1 hr 30 mins in the Summer of Yr 13France 1815-70
A2 Module 120% of A level1 written exam lasting 1 hr in the Summer of Yr 14The Causes and Consequences of Great Power Conflict 1848-1945
A2 Module 240% of A level1 written exam lasting 2 hrs 30 mins in the Summer of Yr 14Partition of Ireland 1900-25

GCSE

GCSE% of GCSE gradeHow is it assessed?Unit title
Unit 150%1 written exam lasting 2 hrs at the end of Yr 12Study in depth: Germany 1933-39; Changing Relationships between Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland 1965-85
Unit 225%1 written exam lasting 1 hr 15 mins at the end of Yr 12Outline study: The Cold War 1945-1991
Unit 325%2 part written assessment completed in school in a total time of 3hrsControlled Assessment: Vietnam

KS3: Brief topic overview

Year 8
What is History; The Norman Conquest; The Black Death; The Peasants Revolt; The Reformation; Tudor England; The Spanish Armada.

Year 9
Colonialisation; Ireland and the Plantations; The Williamite Wars; The Impact of Empire (Canada, India and the Slave Trade).

Year 10
The Great War (including – causes, conditions, The Battle of the Somme, and why did the war end?); Nineteenth century Ireland – Unionism and Nationalism; Home Rule; The Easter Rising; Partition.