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.

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Year 13 Geography Field Trip

» 7th November 2017 ~ 8th November 2017

Year 8 Road Safety Talk

» 8th November 2017

Year 14 Oxbridge Interviews

» 9th November 2017

Walk to School and Year 8 Race

» 10th November 2017

Year 9 Explore Enterprise

» 13th November 2017

Year 11 Cyberbullying

» 13th November 2017 ~ 14th November 2017

Staff In-Service Afternoon

» 14th November 2017 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Year 14 Careers Trinity Talk

» 16th November 2017

#wearblue day

» 17th November 2017

Entrance Assessment

» 18th November 2017

Year 9 Amazing Brains

» 20th November 2017

Year 9 Retreat

» 21st November 2017

Year 14 MMIs Careers

» 22nd November 2017 ~ 23rd November 2017

Year 12 English Language Mock

» 24th November 2017

Mandarin Competition Belfast

» 28th November 2017


» 30th November 2017

Year 14 MMIs

» 30th November 2017