Mr D Hegarty (Head Of Department)
Dr. A Heaney
Mrs D Carlisle
Mrs C Tinney
Mr S Doherty 

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Key Stage 3:

At key Stage 3 pupils follow the NI Curriculum. The Northern Ireland Curriculum aims to empower pupils to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible choices and decisions throughout their lives as individuals, as contributors to society, and as contributors to the economy and the environment. History has a significant role to play in this as it connects pupils with their past and helps them to construct a narrative of their own lives, raising their awareness of where they came from and how they got here. Studying History teaches pupils to question and to contest the origin and context of received information past and present, thus equipping them with critical thinking skills to engage with important events and issues in the world. The NI Curriculum Statutory Learning Requirements for History can be found under the Area of Learning entitled Environment and Society .


Pupils follow the NI CCEA Course and study topics such as:

  • Nazi Germany
  • N.Ireland (1965-85)
  • The Cold War (1945-90)

They also do a unit of Controlled Assessment.

A Level

Pupils follow the NI CCEA Course and study topics such as:

  • Germany 1919-45
  • The development of Nationalism and Unionism in 19th Century Ireland
  • Partition of Ireland, 1900-25

Extra Curricular

At Key Stage 3 pupils have been on field trips to Dublin, the Ulster American Folk Park, the Tower Museum, Derry's Walls and the Apprentices Boys' Hall. They also take part in local History competitions. At GCSE pupils have been on trips to Poland and Germany. At A level, pupils have been on field trips to Dublin, Poland and Germany. They also attend historical lectures in other schools and are given the chance to participate in national History debates.

Other articles of interest:

March 2017

AS Irish Workshop UU

» 3rd March 2017

Year 12 Retreat

» 6th March 2017

Year 14 Retreat

» 7th March 2017

Year 8 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 7th March 2017 at 1:00 - 3:30pm

Reconciliation Day

» 8th March 2017

Fainne Airgid

» 10th March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 11th March 2017

Unity Project 10A and 10E

» 13th March 2017

PTA / Student Council - Irish Night

» 14th March 2017 at 8pm

Year 14 Spanish Debate QUB

» 14th March 2017

Aifreann La Feile Padraig

» 15th March 2017

Exceptional Closure

» 16th March 2017

Year 11 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 9:00am - 11:30am

Year 13 Parent/Teacher Meeting

» 16th March 2017 at 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Silver DoE Expedition

» 16th March 2017

St Patrick's Day Holiday

» 17th March 2017

History Berlin Trip

» 17th March 2017 ~ 20th March 2017

Year 12 GCSE PE Moderation

» 21st March 2017

Netball Finals

» 22nd March 2017

Saturday Morning School

» 25th March 2017

Bronze DoE

» 25th March 2017

A2 Irish Work Shop UU

» 31st March 2017