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History at Nendrum College

"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:

  • The rise of Hitler, Life in Nazi Germany and The Holocaust.

Northern Ireland (1965 - 1985)
  • O'Neill's Reforms, NICRA, Arrival of British troops, Internment, Bloody Sunday, the Hunger strikes and the Anglo Irish Agreement.

The Cold War(1945-1991)
  • The Korean War, Building of the Berlin Wall, The Cuban Missile Crisis and The Vietnam War.
Controlled Assessment
  • An investigative study in class based on the Nazi treatment of the Jews.


Trips and events

Year 8
We spend a summers day visiting Inch Abbey and Dundrum Castle, where we have a great weapons talk from a master medieval expert!

Year 10
Up to 25 pupils get the chance to travel to Enniskillen to meet a Holocaust survivor.

Years 11 & 12
As part of our GCSE we visit Stormont and spend a day in Derry/Londonderry investigating the history of that fascinating city.

The History Department also go on tour. In June 2016 we will be going to the Somme for 4 days.
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