Mrs Janice Reilly teaches in the department.


History helps us to understand people and societies. History helps us to understand change and how the society we live in came to be.

Your study of History will help you to -

  • Acquire useful critical research skils
  • Be able to think for yourself and make your own decisions
  • Be able to make judgements based on evidence
  • Have the ability to put together an argument and identify the weaknesses in someone else's
  • Be able to analyse, process and present a lot of information very clearly
  • Be able to vote and participate in your local community

The Department follows the Northern Ireland Curriculum and provides courses at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Year 8

The Normans
Carrickfergus CastleTitanic

Year 9 Rivalry and Conflict
The Voyages of Exploration and Discovery
Year 10 Union to Partition
The Battle of the Somme


At Key Stage 4 two courses are available:

  1. The CCEA GCSE History course OR
  2. The CCEA Entry Level History course


will give you the opportunity to study:

Year 1

USA 1919-41
Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland 1932-1949

Year 2

The Cold War
A Controlled task based on 'The Assassination of John F Kennedy'


covers similar C20th topics as the GCSE but requires less extended writing and has 14 class-based assessments in place of a terminal examination.

Year 1

Nazi Germany


Year 2

Depression, War and recovery
A Unit involving numeracy tasks and individual research task.