Introduction to History
Aims and Objectives
At Columba College pupils are encouraged
- to develop an interest and enthusiasm for history
- to acquire a knowledge and understanding of Irish, European and world history
- to develop the range of skills essential for the study of history
- to develop conceptual understanding and the ability to think independently and critically
- to acquire an informed and critical awareness of their historical inheritance.
The Junior Certificate course is 3 years long and incorporates the major historical Ages and events from Ancient Ireland right up the close of the twentieth century
The History Curriculum
The History course requires the completion of two Classroom Based Assessments over the course of three years as well as a final examination at the end of the three years. It is a common level paper divided into 10 questions. The exam is 2 hours long. The final examination is worth 90% and the classroom based assessment is worth 10%.
1: Reading over questions from past papers can be a great way to see how to get your answers exactly right.
2: Have a folder with all your completed essay in it and regularly revise them. The same essay come up very regularly at Junior Certificate level
3: Pay attention in class and get involved as much as possible. Most of your learning and understanding of the subject happens in the classroom
4: Before attempting your written homework read over all information covered in class that day and highlight any parts you don’t understand and ask about it in the next class
5: When studying History make sure to have a set time frame and a precise topic that will be revised. For e.g. in this 30 minutes I will study the life of Leonardo Da Vinci
Useful websites for students
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