Within the subject area of History we in St Kevin’s aim to foster an interest and enthusiasm within our pupils in the study of the past. Our pupils are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the society they live in today and how it has been shaped physically, socially, politically and culturally.

They will have opportunities develop their knowledge of places and environments, as well as their understanding of how societies and cultures have progressed over different periods of time.

At all times we aim for our students to “Believe, Achieve, Succeed”.



Yearly Overview:


Year 8

What is History?

Who were the Normans?

Norman Conquest of England and the Battle of Hastings

William and Control – Castles.

Medieval Life.

The Normans in Ireland.


Year 9

The Reformation and the Break with Rome

Rivalry between England and Spain

Plantation of Ulster

Williamite Wars

Penal Laws


Year 10

Welcome to the 20th Century

Ireland Under the Union 

Causes of Partition

Consequences of Partition



Choosing to study of GCSE History allows our students to develop skills that are transferable and highly valued by employers such as, managing, interpreting and evaluating information, time management and working with others.


 The GCSE course is based on a study of major Twentieth Century events. Which include:

  • Unit 1 Section A Modern World Studies in Depth: Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945

  • Unit 1 Section B Local Study: The Search for a Solution in Northern Irish Conflict 1965-1998

  • Unit 2 Outline Study International Relations 1945- 2003


Exam Board: CCEA

Examination Series: Summer

Unit 1 Examination: 60% (1 hour 45 minute paper)

Unit 2 Examination 40% (1hour 15 minute paper)


For more information, go to: http://www.ccea.org.uk/history/


Yearly Overview


Year 11

Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945

Change in Relations – Northern Ireland and its neighbours 1968-1998

Exam Skills and Techniques

Year 12

International Relations, 1945–2003.

Exam Skills and Techniques


Through a study of A’Level  History students will :

  • Build on their understanding of the past;

  • Improve as effective learners, critical and reflective thinkers;

  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the past,

  • Carry out research and evaluate conclusions;

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of interpretations based on available evidence;

  • Make links and draw comparisons with and/or across different periods and aspects of the past

  • Be able to argue a case and reaching substantiated judgements.


A Level Course Information:

The GCE specification has two levels: AS and A2. There are two units at each level.

The AS units make up 40% of the full A level qualification, and the A2 units make up 60%.

Students may take the AS qualification without progressing to A2.

To achieve the full A level qualification, students must complete both the AS and A2 units.


Exam Board: CCEA

Examination Series: Summer


AS Level Year 13

Unit AS 1: Historical Investigations and Historical Interpretations:

Germany 1918-1945 [1 hr 30 min examination paper 20% of A Level]


Unit 2 AS 2: Conflict and Change in Europe:

Italy 1871-1943 [1 hr 30 min examination paper 20% of A Level]


A2: Year 14 

Unit 3 A2: Change Over Time

Unionism and Nationalism in Ireland 1800-1900 [1 hr  15 min examination paper 20% of A Level]

Unit 4: Historical Investigations and Interpretations

A2 Partition of Ireland 1900-1925 [2 hour 30 min external examination paper 40% of A Level]


For more information, go to: http://www.ccea.org.uk/history/


Year 13

Germany 1918-1945

Italy 1871-1943


Year 14

Unionism and Nationalism in Ireland 1800-1900

Partition of Ireland 1900-1925

Exam skills and techniques


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