Why Study History?

The study of History aims to give students knowledge and understanding of change over time. They will be helped to develop an awareness that our knowledge of the past comes from the surviving evidence and that this may be open to differing interpretations. They will be expected to further their knowledge and understanding of;

  • Chronology

  • Key events and people

  • Change and continuity

  • Cause and consequence

Together with developing their skills of;

  • Independent enquirers

  • Creative thinkers

  • Reflective learners

  • Effective participators

  • Self-managers

  • Team workers

Teaching and Learning

A wide variety of teaching and learning methods are used. These include whole class teaching, paired and group work, individual assignments and project work, computer based work, simulations and debates, fieldwork and visits to places of historical importance such as the “STEM Titanic Exhibit.” ‘Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities’ are an important aspect of lessons in Year 8 and they are currently delivered through History lessons. All History rooms have Data Projectors and interactive whiteboard facilities.

Department Staff

Mrs G Mallon (HOD)

Miss S Bartlett

St Mary's High School, Newry

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