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Strangford College, Newtownards

History

History Department

Our Vision

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” (Marcus Garvey)

History is a well-resourced, dynamic department that strives to ensure that every student achieves their full potential while learning about the past. Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of History topics and take part in a number of trips throughout their time at Strangford College.

Staff

Mrs K. Newman (Acting Subject Leader), Mr G. Boal, Mrs D. Purvis.

Topics studied at Key Stage 3:

Year 8

Normans and the Medieval World

Medieval Medicine

Year 9

Spanish Armada

Witchcraft

English Civil War

The Plague

Williamite Wars

Year 10

World War One

Events leading to World War Two

Home Front

20th century Ireland

Atomic Bomb

 

CCEA GCSE History

Year 11 – unit 1 (60% of final GCSE grade)

Germany 1933-45

Northern Ireland 1965-98

Year 12 – unit 2 (40% of final GCSE grade)

International Relations: 1945-2003

 

CCEA A-Level History

Year 13

Unit 1 – Germany (20% of final A level grade)

Unit 2 – Russia (20% of final A level grade)

Year 14

Unit 1 – Clash of Ideologies 1900-2000 (20% of final A Level grade)

Unit 2 – Partition of Ireland 1900-1925 (40% of final A Level grade)

Extra-Curricular Visits / Trips

In years 8 and 9 we take part in a Shared Education Programme with Glastry and St Columba’s Portaferry. In year 8 there is a trip to Carrickfergus Castle and in year 10 a visit to the Somme Centre in Conlig. In previous years we have organised a A2 History trip to Dublin which included an open top bus tour of Dublin and a visit to Kilmainham Gaol.

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