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Our Lady of Lourdes School, Ballymoney



Welcome to the History Department


Teaching Staff

Miss S. Martin, Mrs H. Murphy


Department Aims

In the History Department at Our Lady of Lourdes we have the following key aims.

  • To make the study of history enjoyable and accessible to all.
  • To establish an enthusiasm in pupils for relevant historical events.
  • To promote an ethos of inclusion and participation.
  • To develop key life skills such the thinking skills and personal capabilities.                                    
  • To develop historical skills.


Key Stage 3 History

All pupils study History at Key Stage 3, during their first 3 years a number of interesting and relevant topics are studied. There are also a number of workshops and visits for pupils to take part in.


Key Stage 4 History

History is a popular choice at GCSE. Pupils study the specification from the CCEA exam board.

Unit 1: Study in Depth Section A Germany c1918-c1941: The Weimar Republic and the rise of the Nazi state Section B Changing Relationships: Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland c1965-c1985 This paper is worth 50% overall. It includes source based questions and a mixture of essay style and shorter questions.

Unit 2: Outline Study The Cold War c1945-c1991 This paper is worth 25% overall. It includes essay style and source based question. Unit 3: Controlled Assessment Controlled Assessment is worth 25%. Students complete one assignment which is submitted to CCEA.

Careers History develops a range of important skills and qualities including fantastic communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. The study of history can leaves students open to a range of career options. Many history students who go on to third level education find themselves in professions such as law, journalism, banking, politics and the civil service, to name a few.



30th Aug 2022
Staff, Pupils and Parents are delighted with our Record Breaking Results at OLOL...
8th Oct 2019
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22nd Aug 2019
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