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History at Nendrum College


“If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
Michael Crichton


"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank

Time allocation per week at KS3: 1hour 45mins


Key Stage 3

Topics include –
Year 8:       
  • History Master - learning the skills to be an historian.
  • Norman Ireland - who were the Normans, where did they come from and how did they change Ireland?
  • Medieval life - death, disease and crime and punishment!

Year 9:       
  • The Reformation
  • The Plantation
  • Rivalry and Conflict in Ireland
  • Black Peoples of America
Year 10:     
  • World War 1
  • Treatment of the Jews - the Holocaust
  • Causes and Consequences of partition

Key Stage 4

GCSE examining board: CCEA

Units covered at KS4:

Life under Nazi dictatorship, 1933-45

  •   Life in Nazi Germany and The Holocaust.

Changing Relations: Northern Ireland and its Neighbours, 1920 - 49

  • Northern Ireland, Eire and Britain during the Second World War.

The Cold War(1945-1991)
  • The Korean War, Building of the Berlin Wall, The Cuban Missile Crisis and The Vietnam War.


Trips and events

Year 8
Meet the Normans and learn about the weapons they used.

Year 10
Learn about life in a Trench at the Somme Centre.

Years 11 & 12

Meet a survivor of the Holocaust.

Visit Crumlin Road Gaol.

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