Some of the aims of the History Syllabus are:
To provide learners with a broad and balanced education.
To develop critical thinking skills and the capacity to examine issues and evidence objectively.
To broaden students' development through enhancing their appreciation of the human condition and human experience in the past.
Head of Department: Mr Tom O'Connell
Teachers: Tom O'Connell, Eleanor Sherman, Lynda Irwin, Ger Coughlan, Patricia Harrington, Una Long McDonagh, Aisling McArdle, Linda O'Flynn
Course Outline
Junior CycleSenior Cycle
History is compulsory at Junior Cycle.
History is offered as an option in senior cycle.
Students study a broad course covering a range of topics including: Age of Revolution, Political Developments in Ireland, Ancient Civilisations, Reformation adn European Unity. Senior Cycle History is divided into two fields of study.
Early Modern (1492 - 1815)
Later Modern (1815 - 1993)
Students also undertake a research study on a topic of their choice.
Assessment A report on a chosen research study in Senior Cycle comprises 20% of the Leaving Certificate Exam.
Terminal Exam accounting for 80%.

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