Subject Info

At Brownlow Integrated College, all pupils have the opportunity to study History in years 8, 9 and 10. In years 11 and 12 (Key Stage 4) pupils have the option to further enhance their skills and knowledge, leading to a GCSE qualification in History.

Junior School History

At Key Stage 3 students study a range of enquiries based on the statutory programmes of study. These are designed to fully develop their historical knowledge, understanding and skills. They include:

KS3 Topics

Year 8
1- Why was 1066 a turning point in History?
2- The Normans in Ireland: invitation or invasion?
3- Did the Normans strengthen or weaken the medieval Irish Church?

Year 10
1- How were human rights abused during the twentieth century?
2- What were the causes of Irish partition?
3- To what extent do the consequences of Irish partition still affect us today?

Year 9
1- What impact did the Reformation have on Europe, England and Ireland?
2- European exploration: 'voyages of discovery' or 'voyages of conquest'?
3- How successful were English attempts to control Ireland in the 17th century?

Senior School History

At Key Stage 4 pupils study CCEA GCSE History. This is a unitised course that allows students to sit one of the two papers at the end of Year 11. Students are examined on the following:

KS4 Topics & Assessments

Paper 1

Section A: Modern World Studies in Depth
Option 1: Life in Nazi Germany, 1933–45

Section B: Local Study
Option 2: Changing Relations: Northern Ireland and its Neighbours, 1965–98

Assessment: External written examination (1 hour 45 minutes)

Weighting: 60%

KS4 Topics & Assessments

Paper 2

International Relations, 1945–2003.

Assessment: External written examination (1 hour 15 minutes)

Weighting: 40%