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The Education Authority is consulting with the Board of Governors, Staff and Parents of Belfast Model School for Girls on the following proposal:

 

“Belfast Model School for Girls will increase its admissions number from 160 to 200, with an annual phased increase in the enrolment number from 950 to 1250, with effect from 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.”

 

Please see documents below from more information:

Click here to download a Microsoft Word copy of ‘BMSG – notice to staff and parents with consultation document’.

 

Click here to download a Microsoft Word copy of ‘January 2018 BMSG – Consultation document’.

 

A hard copy of both documents can be collected from the school office.

History

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Staff

Miss V Earley (Head of Department)

Mrs L Johnston
Mrs G Houston
Mrs T Warwick
Mrs N Kelly

All pupils at the Belfast Model School for Girls study History in Key Stage 3 beginning in Year 8 with the Normans and the very topical ‘Titanic’.  Year 9 topics include Henry VII, the Reformation, Queen Elizabeth I and the Armada, the Gunpowder Plot, the Execution of Charles I, the Great Plague and the Siege of Derry. In Year 10, pupils continue to develop their skills of historical enquiry focusing on the topics of World War I, Slavery and 19th Century Ireland.

At Key Stage 4 pupils are offered the opportunity to study CCEA GCSE History. The possible topics studied include Americain the 1920s & 30s, Nazi Germany, the Cold War and 20th Century Irish History. At GCSE level, in addition to traditional written external examinations, pupils will complete a controlled assessment on the Vietnam War which is worth 25% of their final mark.

The History Department has a large intake of pupils progressing to Key Stage 5 where they undertake CCEA’s AS/A2 level History course.  The topics taught at this level include 20th Century Russia, Nazi Germany, the Clash of Ideologies in the 20th Century and Irish Nationalism.

The curriculum is supported by fieldtrips.  Recent trips have included visits to Dublin, the Somme Centre, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum and Mossley Mill.


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