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History & Politics

Welcome to the History & Politics Department


Department Members

Mr C Rodgers - Head of Department  

Mr A McAteer

Ms K Boyle


GCSE History (CCEA) 

A-Level History (EDEXCEL)

A-Level Politics (CCEA)

After School/Extracurricular Activities

Additional Learning Support offered every Tuesday and Thursday for GCSE and A-Level Pupils.

History & Politics Department Information

All our Key Stage 3 pupils take part in an Historical Field study of the Derry Walls and complete a Siege Trail in Year 9 where they visit the Apprentice Boys of Derry Museum and then complete a historical site study of Derry’s Walls.

All pupils at Key Stage 4 go to the Museum of Free Derry and take part in a Troubles Tour of Derry/Belfast, including a visit to Stormont.

Our A-Level and Politics pupils, avail of trips to Dublin as part of their study of Ireland, Union to Partition. They visit the GPO, Kilmainham Gaol, Arbour Hill and do a walking 1916 Tour of Dublin. Pupils also complete a local history enrichment project with the Bloody Sunday Trust, and in 2022 and 2023 our A-Level pupils have won the city-wide competition. Their projects focused on the Factory Girls and female Trailblazers in Irish politics and history.

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