Welcome to History

 Welcome to the History Department at Foyle College


We aim to  provide information about History at Foyle College, and give an insight into any events that take place during the academical year. We hope you find the department website helpful.


Welcome to Foyle College History Department


History is all about events in the past and how they have contributed to our modern world. 

In the Junior and Senior school, pupils develop an understanding of the past through the study of key developments in Ireland, Europe and the wider world.  They also develop the skills needed to examine sources of information about the past

We study CCEA GCSE and A Level modular History.  Pupils take examinations at the end of Year 11, 12, 13 and 14.


Head of Department

Mrs M. Dougherty B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.


Mrs C. Robinson B. Ed (Hons)

Mr B. Quigley B.A. (Hons), M.A. P.G.C.E.




  • Our names, local place names and language all come from the past.
  • Our ideas and traditions have all come from the past.
  • The buildings of the past are still around us.
  • By studying the past we can begin to explain the reasons for conflict and differences in the world today.
  • The skills of the historian are useful in today’s world when we need to decide about the value or trustworthiness of information we receive from books, TV or the Internet.
  • Historians are well equipped with essential skills and personal capabilities which enable them to excel in many different careers.

                                       “History teaches everything, including the future.”