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.
Year 14 historians visited Dublin from 4th - 6th February 2015 and toured various historical sites related to their Partition of Ireland A2 2 module.
The trip proved to be really useful in examining this important period in Irish History.
Pupils visited the National museum of Ireland, Dublin Castle, Leinster House, the National War Memorial Gardens, the Garden of Remembrance, Croke Park and Glasnevin Cemetery. They also went on a two hour walking tour of revolutionary Dublin.
Hopefully their increased knowledge of the events from 1900 - 1925 (and lots of revision) will ensure fantastic exam results in the summer!
Mrs Dougherty and Mr Quigley.
All Year Ten pupils enjoyed a History visit to the Somme Heritage Centre in Newtownards. They toured a reconstruction of a trench system and tried on uniforms from the First World War. They also learned about the weapons used in World War One and thought about the impact of the Great War, right up to the present day. Pupils will be able to use this useful information when preparing for the Great War section of their Junior Certificate exam.
HISTORY AT FOYLE COLLEGE
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.
HISTORY DEPARTMENT STAFF
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.
WHY SHOULD WE STUDY HISTORY?
“History teaches everything, including the future.”