History assists with a contextual understanding of culture and enables our students to acquire a full and deeper understanding of the world they will enter as young adults. A richly diverse and comprehensive subject, History provides students with the opportunity to explore, research and interpret significant past events and equip them to successfully understand and negotiate an ever-changing world. Our senior History teacher has acted as advising examiner and appeals examiner for Leaving Certificate Honours History for over 30 years, and lectures to the History Teachers Association of Ireland.
Many students are now choosing to engage in a more thorough and wide-ranging exploration of classical civilisation and world politics. At The Institute of Education, we incorporate international perspectives and promote understanding and respect – through academic subjects – across communities, faiths and cultures, both modern and ancient.
By exploring ancient cultures, religions and social and political sciences, students can develop an understanding of alternative ways of thinking about issues and about organising society. Studying these subjects also supports transferable skills in both analysis and interpretation.
Our teachers work with the State Examination System as advisors and correcting examination papers. Their skill and experienced ensures that students can learn both about and from these subjects, presenting opportunities for them to gain new perspectives by looking beyond the usual frame of reference. Students are encouraged to explore and develop values such as compassion, respect, tolerance and understanding.