Senior Cycle History




Welcome to the Senior Cycle History section.


The syllabus for History at Leaving Certificate Higher level and Ordinary level was first examined in 2006. The syllabus and the teacher guidelines can be found here.





Curriculum resources to support teachers with Senior Cycle History are available to view and download from the Curriculum Resources page





Register your details with the PDST History so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information. Please click here to register.


For information on how to register for our courses online, please see the document below.





SUPPORTS is now incorporated into The resource material from past workshops/in-service can be downloaded from



School Based Support


All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for History: Follow this link to our online form



For Additional Support


The History Teachers Association of Ireland (HTAI) also provide Continuing Professional Development courses, seminars and an annual conference to support post-primary History teachers in Ireland. PDST collaborate with HTAI. For further information go to






Karen O' Loughlin is the Administrator for Senior Cycle History and is based in ClareEducation Centre, Government Office, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. E-mail address: [email protected]