top of page



A GCSE in History is useful for the following careers:   History Teacher, Archaeologist, Police Officer, Solicitor, Writer, Egyptologist, Museum Curator, Archivist, Journalist, Radio Presenter, Librarian, Antique Dealer, Actor, Historical Costume Designer and most jobs in the media.

What do the students learn about?

Key Stage 3

The curriculum covers a broad span beginning in the Middle Ages, progressing through the Early Modern Era and finishing in the twentieth century.  We cover local, Irish, British and European History.


Students are given the opportunity to learn facts, develop opinions and study source material. 

GCSE course

OCR History B

This course enables students to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging and questioning the past.


The students study 5 modules:

  •  The Norman Conquest 1065-1087

  • The People’s Health 1250-present

  • History Around Us- Derry/Londonderry Walls

  • Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-45

  • The Making of America 1789-1900


At the end of the 2 year study programme pupils sit three examination papers.


For more detail


A Level course


Builds on the skills of writing essays and source analysis developed during the GCSE course.


The students study 4 modules and sit exams in both year 13 and year 14.


AS Level modules (Year 1 of A2 exam)

  •  Russia 1914-41

  • Germany 1919-45

A2 Level modules (Year 2 of A2 exam)

  •  The Partition of Ireland 1900-1925

  • The American Presidency 1901-2000

For more detail


Why should we study History?


“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.”  Cicero.


Past Pupil

“I thought learning History would be all about facts and dates.  Instead I learned how to write an essay and how to think critically about sources and the media.”

bottom of page