Subject Team

Mrs R Magennis (HOD)
Mrs A Hampton

Subject Overview

Scheme of Work – Year 8

  • History skills
  • The Normans (Battle of Hastings, Medieval life)
  • Medieval Crime and Punishment
  • Norman Castles

Scheme of Work – Year 9

  • The Reformation
  • Colonies and The Slave Trade
  • The Plantation of Ulster and the 1641 Rebellion
  • 17th Century England and Ireland

Scheme of Work – Year 10

  • 20th Century overview
  • Causes and consequences of 1st WW (Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and The Treaty of Versailles)
  • Causes and consequences of 2nd WW (Rise of Hitler, the Holocaust and the dropping of the Atomic Bomb)
  • The 1st World War (Trench warfare)
  • Events leading up to Partition of Ireland in 1922

What You Will Learn

History is the study of the past – people, events and inventions. During your 3 years at TJHS you will travel through time from 1066 to the present day. Encountering the many famous characters whose lives have helped shape the world you live in. On your travels through the centuries you will meet William the Conqueror, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, William of Orange, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Adolf Hitler.

History is not about learning dates; it is about understanding the past and looking to the future. In studying History we aim to prepare our pupils for the next stage of their educational journey providing a good foundation for further studies.

Careers Paths

A History qualification would enable you to follow one of these careers pathways.

  • Academic researcher
  • Archivist
  • Heritage manager
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Museum education officer
  • Museum/gallery curator
  • Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
  • Secondary school teacher

Jobs where History would be useful include:

  • Academic librarian
  • Archaeologist
  • Broadcast journalist
  • Civil Service administrator
  • Editorial assistant
  • Human resources officer
  • Information officer
  • Marketing executive
  • Policy officer
  • Politician’s assistant
  • Solicitor