The cornerstone of the Gallen CS ethos is Creideamh agus Cultur and History with its emphasis on identity , place and ethos is wonderfully placed to help students explore and appreciate the richness and diversity of local , European and World History. In First Year History students are introduced to topics such as the meaning of History and prehistory , Archaeology , the Stone , Bronze and Iron Ages and Roman Civilisations. In Second Year students study topics such as Exploration and Conquest, Reformation , Plantations , Political Revolutions in Ireland, France or America and the Great Famine. A fundamental part of Second Year History will be Classroom Based Assessment 1 which is entitled ” The Past in my Place ” . In 3rd Year History students will undertake CBA 2 entitled ” A life in Time ” and here students will individually undertake a research study of a historical figure of European or World importance.
TY History involves students fine tuning their research skills with a view to taking the subject at Leaving Certificate Level. At Leaving Certificate Level modern Irish and European History are studied in more detail.