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History at Nendrum College

“If you think you have it tough, read History books. ”
―  Bill Maher 

"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:       

  • What is History? - 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 and Henry VIII
  • The Plantation of Ulster
  • Rivalry and Conflict in Ireland
  • Black Peoples of America

Year 10:     

  • 20th Century
  • 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:

Unit 1  worth 60%
Exam taken at the end of year 11

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.

Unit 2 worth 40%

Exam taken at the end of year 12

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.

Years 11 & 12

Visit Crumlin Road Gaol.