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 History

Department Information
 

The history department in Shimna integrated college offers students the chance to explore the past in an interesting and enjoyable way. History is compulsory up to the age of 14 and the number of students opting for history at GCSE and A level increases each year. We give all our students the opportunity to learn and develop skills of research and analysis which will assist them for further study at GCSE, A level, at university and in the work place.

Active learning and teaching methods
In line with the revised curriculum students from years 8 to year 14 experience a range of activity based learning opportunities to enable them to become ‘young people who can solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently within teams and groups”. They are encouraged to take part in, pair work, role-plays, presentations, group work, ICT work, independent research, and source based activities as well as essay writing.
Assessment for learning
In addition to formal examinations which are generally teacher assessed students are encouraged to use assessment for learning strategies that include self-assessment, peer assessment and sometimes group assessment.
Assessment for learning is the key to ensuring progression for all students; it is the foundation for teaching and learning. It “establishes where they are, where they need to go and how to get there”
Students are more highly motivated because of their ownership/responsibility to the learning cycle as well as to the opportunity to achieve a reward in the form of subject stickers, achievement slips, post cards home and in some cases, the Principal’s award for outstanding work.
Why study history?

Students from years 13 and 14 said 

"We study history because it is interesting and relevant to everyday life including our studies of other subjects. It provides us with historical context for a range of subjects which are helpful in reading and understanding novels and film."(Year 14 student)

"It is very interesting to study different eras of time and learn how people interacted with one another. There are endless periods of time you can choose to study." (year 14 student)

"We should study history because it gives you an insight into what was going on in the past and enables you to interpret the past and form your own opinions on different historical events." (year 14 student)
"History is a very useful subject and is often necessary for a lot of careers. Studying history provides you with key skills which can be applied to all sorts of situations. History is being made every day and I would urge you to study this useful and interesting subject." (year 13 student)
 
Contact information
History Department
Shimna Integrated College
The Lawnfield, King Street,
Newcastle, Co. Down
Northern Ireland
BT33 0HD
 
Telephone: 028 4372 6107
Fax:028 4372 6109
E-mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

Department Information
 

The history department in Shimna integrated college offers students the chance to explore the past in an interesting and enjoyable way. History is compulsory up to the age of 14 and the number of students opting for history at GCSE and A level increases each year. We give all our students the opportunity to learn and develop skills of research and analysis which will assist them for further study at GCSE, A level, at university and in the work place.

Active learning and teaching methods
In line with the revised curriculum students from years 8 to year 14 experience a range of activity based learning opportunities to enable them to become ‘young people who can solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently within teams and groups”. They are encouraged to take part in, pair work, role-plays, presentations, group work, ICT work, independent research, and source based activities as well as essay writing.
Assessment for learning
In addition to formal examinations which are generally teacher assessed students are encouraged to use assessment for learning strategies that include self-assessment, peer assessment and sometimes group assessment.
Assessment for learning is the key to ensuring progression for all students; it is the foundation for teaching and learning. It “establishes where they are, where they need to go and how to get there”
Students are more highly motivated because of their ownership/responsibility to the learning cycle as well as to the opportunity to achieve a reward in the form of subject stickers, achievement slips, post cards home and in some cases, the Principal’s award for outstanding work.
Why study history?

Students from years 13 and 14 said 

"We study history because it is interesting and relevant to everyday life including our studies of other subjects. It provides us with historical context for a range of subjects which are helpful in reading and understanding novels and film."(Year 14 student)

"It is very interesting to study different eras of time and learn how people interacted with one another. There are endless periods of time you can choose to study." (year 14 student)

"We should study history because it gives you an insight into what was going on in the past and enables you to interpret the past and form your own opinions on different historical events." (year 14 student)
"History is a very useful subject and is often necessary for a lot of careers. Studying history provides you with key skills which can be applied to all sorts of situations. History is being made every day and I would urge you to study this useful and interesting subject." (year 13 student)
 
Contact information
History Department
Shimna Integrated College
The Lawnfield, King Street,
Newcastle, Co. Down
Northern Ireland
BT33 0HD
 
Telephone: 028 4372 6107
Fax:028 4372 6109
E-mail: info@shimna.newcastle.ni.sch.uk

Contact Details
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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Contact Details
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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