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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

History

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.

History Class in action