At Junior Cycle, History introduces young people to the job of the historian and to the sources and techniques that historians use to find out about the past. The subject also provides young people with a wide tapestry of past events, issues, people and way of life through which they can come to perceive patterns in history such as cause and consequence, change and continuity.
In first year, they study the following topics: The work of the historian, Ancient Ireland, the Romans, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
In second year, they study the Age of Exploration, the Reformation, the Plantations, the Age of Revolutions and the Industrial Revolution.
Third Year deals with International Relations, Political Developments in Ireland and Irish Social History.