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 The study of history at G.C.S.E involves the following units.

 
Germany 1918 – 1941
The unit involves the study of the path taken by Germany between the Great War and World War 2 and its impact on Germany, its people, Europe and eventually the wider world as the democratic Weimar government struggles to survive its various upheavals.
 
- The rise of the Nazis, Hitler and totalitarianism and its effect on the world in the 1930s / 40s and beyond. 
 
 
Option 2
 
The Study of Northern Ireland
History between 1965 and 1985 which traces the origins of the recent “troubles” in the late 1960s through to the Anglo Irish agreement and its aftermath.
 
It covers the main incidents and developments over this crucial twenty year period and the reactions of the two main communities to these events
 
Main issues include
 
Terence O Neills reforms
 
The origins and developments of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights movement
 
Internment / Bloody Sunday
 
Sunningdale / Ulster workers council strike
 
Hunger Strike
 
Anglo Irish agreement
  
 
Unit 2
 
Outline Study
 
The third area of study is called The Cold War and it takes us into the study of global events from the end of the World War 2 up to the collapse of communism in Europe in 1991.
 
We begin with the onset of the ‘Cold War’ and trace its developments from Berlin to Korea and the Hungarian Revolution to the Vietnam War. The backdrop to this fascinating period of international politics includes the space race, the arms race and the rise of China.
 
These events give us an invaluable insight into the world we live into today.
 
Unit 3
Investigate Study
 
The Study of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, based on the use of scares, helps students research deeper into a dramatic event in U.S history. This piece of coursework is to be approximately 2000 words long and provides 25% of the marks available for G.C.S.E – History.
 
The course provides for2 exam papers as well as the coursework.                                          
Paper 1 – (50% of overall mark) lasts for 2 hours and covers Germany and Northern Ireland.
 
Paper 2 ( 25% of overall mark) – lasts for 1 and a quarter hour and covers superpower rivalry.
 
 Trip
 
At the beginning of year 12 we visit the Northern Ireland assembly at stormont and complete a tour and presentation.
 
The visit to Stormont is followed by a tour of Belfast which includes murals and peace lines.
 
 
-        In year 11 there is the option of a trip to the lively, historical city of Berlin for five days which ties in very well with the study of Weimer and Nazi Germany
 
 
 
                                                                                 

 The study of history at G.C.S.E involves the following units.

 
Germany 1918 – 1941
The unit involves the study of the path taken by Germany between the Great War and World War 2 and its impact on Germany, its people, Europe and eventually the wider world as the democratic Weimar government struggles to survive its various upheavals.
 
- The rise of the Nazis, Hitler and totalitarianism and its effect on the world in the 1930s / 40s and beyond. 
 
 
Option 2
 
The Study of Northern Ireland
History between 1965 and 1985 which traces the origins of the recent “troubles” in the late 1960s through to the Anglo Irish agreement and its aftermath.
 
It covers the main incidents and developments over this crucial twenty year period and the reactions of the two main communities to these events
 
Main issues include
 
Terence O Neills reforms
 
The origins and developments of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights movement
 
Internment / Bloody Sunday
 
Sunningdale / Ulster workers council strike
 
Hunger Strike
 
Anglo Irish agreement
  
 
Unit 2
 
Outline Study
 
The third area of study is called The Cold War and it takes us into the study of global events from the end of the World War 2 up to the collapse of communism in Europe in 1991.
 
We begin with the onset of the ‘Cold War’ and trace its developments from Berlin to Korea and the Hungarian Revolution to the Vietnam War. The backdrop to this fascinating period of international politics includes the space race, the arms race and the rise of China.
 
These events give us an invaluable insight into the world we live into today.
 
Unit 3
Investigate Study
 
The Study of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, based on the use of scares, helps students research deeper into a dramatic event in U.S history. This piece of coursework is to be approximately 2000 words long and provides 25% of the marks available for G.C.S.E – History.
 
The course provides for2 exam papers as well as the coursework.                                          
Paper 1 – (50% of overall mark) lasts for 2 hours and covers Germany and Northern Ireland.
 
Paper 2 ( 25% of overall mark) – lasts for 1 and a quarter hour and covers superpower rivalry.
 
 Trip
 
At the beginning of year 12 we visit the Northern Ireland assembly at stormont and complete a tour and presentation.
 
The visit to Stormont is followed by a tour of Belfast which includes murals and peace lines.
 
 
-        In year 11 there is the option of a trip to the lively, historical city of Berlin for five days which ties in very well with the study of Weimer and Nazi Germany
 
 
 
                                                                                 

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Address: The Lawnfield, King Street, Newcastle, Co Down, BT33 0HD
Telephone: 028 437 26107   Fax: 028 437 26109
E Mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

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