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Model School Primary School, Northland Rd, County Londonderry

Welcome to the History Department

GCSE History


The aim of GCSE History is to investigate events and key personalities from 20th Century World History. Pupils will have the opportunity to study sources and see how events can be interpreted or viewed in a variety of ways.


Year 11 Written Paper 1 60%

Life in the United States 1920 -33

Northern Ireland and it’s Neighbours, 1965 – 98

Written paper



Year 12 Written Paper 40%

International relations 1945 – 2003


Career benefits of studying History

History is a highly respected subject amongst both employers and third level education because it provides many transferable skills. Studying History at GCSE could be a first step in a career in law, teaching, journalism, civil service, TV researcher to name but a few…