Ms K Gregg (Head of Department) Mr P McStravick Mrs C Campbell
Mr C Johnston Miss J McVeigh
/ HISTORY IN ST. MALACHY'S
About the History Department
The History Department in St Malachy’s College is a vibrant, forward-looking department. The two main History classrooms are based in part of the original school building built in 1860s on the site of Vicinage House; the classrooms are in A Block to the right of the main entrance.
History is offered at all levels throughout the college with senior pupils following the specifications offered by the local examination board, CCEA at both GCSE and GCE A Level.
Aims of the Department
We aim to support the College’s mission statement to provide a holistic education which enhances our pupils’ academic, social and moral development. We seek to promote enthusiasm and enjoyment in learning about the past.
We offer a broad, balanced and relevant history curriculum through which pupils may develop the critical thinking skills to evaluate a range of evidence, appreciate different interpretations and undertake historical enquiry. Our curriculum is underpinned by an emphasis upon the acquisition of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
/ CURRICULUM OVERVIEW
What is History?
History of St. Malachy’s College
The Normans in England and Ireland
The Renaissance and Exploration
Ireland from the Ulster Plantation to the Great Famine
The Twentieth Century
World War One
Causes and Consequences of Partition
History is a popular option at both GCSE and GCE Levels.
We study the following CCEA GCSE units:
Life in Nazi Germany 1933-45
Changing Relations: NI and its Neighbours 1965-98
International Relations 1945-2003
We study the following CCEA GCE units:
Clash of ideologies in Europe 1900-2000
Partition of Ireland 1900-25
Educational visits are an integral part of bringing History to life.
Year 8 Carrickfergus Castle
Year 9 Clifton Street Cemetery
Year 10 Somme Heritage Centre
Year 13 and 14 Sixth Form Conferences
Year 14 Dublin visit; Sixth Form History visit to Berlin
Many of our pupils have gone on to study History at University
Key Stage 3 History Club meets on Thursday at lunchtime in A6.