In 2021, St George’s College will be celebrating 125 years and alongside this the Old Georgians Association will be celebrating its Centenary (100 years).
St George's College brings together a rare and exhilarating blend of academic excellence, social engagement, sporting prowess and cultural enrichment.
St George's College offers a comprehensive curriculum to cater for all our pupils’ aspirations.
Our Jesuit Ethos flows from the twofold commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ which stresses the love of God and love of one’s neighbour.
We offer a comprehensive cultural programme which provides pupils the opportunity to develop skills needed in a changing world, and to learn the value of doing everything for the Greater Glory of God.
We have a variety of activities that take place during the term. We are keen to keep you informed on up and coming events you maybe interested in.
Head of Department:Mr Bright Dzuda
Members of Staff: Mr. H Sakarombe, Mrs. C Ramahlo, Mr. A Chishawa, Mr G Kepekepe
Why Study History?
History is an excellent preparation for the world of work. Society values people who are -Independent thinkers
Form 1 & 2 Syllabus
What is History -meaning
The Origins of Mankind
Ancient Civilizations -Ancient Egypt
The Voyages of Discovery -Portuguese explorations
The Agric revolution and the Industrial Revolution
The slave trade -The Atlantic Slave trade
Imperialism Scramble for Africa
Occupation of Zimbabwe to 1900
Cambridge IGCSE History-Syllabus code 0470
Students pursue a two year programme culminating in the IGCSE level
Candidates write Papers Paper 1, 2 hours, Paper 2, 2 hours and Paper 4 1 hour
The topic for paper 2 is prescribed each year by Cambridge
Post world war 1 Europe- Peace treaties 1919-23
Form 3 & 4 Specified Topics-Core Content
Post world war 1 Europe- Peace treaties 1919-23
The Cold War
Potsdam conference, Yalta conference 1945
Breakdown of Post war Alliance USA-USSR
Occupation of Eastern Europe by USSR
Resistance to communism-Containment -USA
America and the events in Cuba 1959-62
America and the Vietnam War
Collapse Soviet control of Eastern Europe
Its agencies and their work
UN in action Korea (1950-3, Congo 1960-3)
Cambridge International A & AS Level History
Syllabus code 9697
Cambridge Advanced Level History is one of the most recognised qualifications around the world.
It is accepted as proof of academic ability and of historical knowledge and understanding for entry to universities.
Advanced Level History: Students enter for the two papers listed below. .Students follow a staged assessment route to the Advanced Level qualification by taking the Advanced Subsidiary (AS) qualification first.)
For Advanced Subsidiary (AS) candidates enter for PAPER 4.1 3 hours
AS Level History- Syllabus code 9697
4.1 Paper 1: Modern European History 1789-1939
This paper focuses on the key developments that shaped European History from 1789 to 1939. Candidates study these developments in relation to the wider European context and in the light of broader issues: revolution, nationalism, imperialism, war and totalitarianism. This allows candidates to develop a more holistic understanding of Europe as a region.
Source-based study: The Origins of the First World War, 1870-1914
In this study, candidates will explore how conditions and events in Europe during the period 1870-1914 led to the outbreak of World War I. Candidates will also need to examine the historical controversies on the origins of the war.
Seven questions will be set. There will be one question on each of the following six themes, and one cross thematic question which will require candidates to draw links or make comparisons across the themes
Candidates will explore developments through the following themes:
1 The French Revolution
2 The Industrial Revolution
4 The ‘New Imperialism’, c. 1870-1900
5 The Russian Revolution
6 Totalitarianism between the Wars, 1919-39.
A 2 Level History-Syllabus code 9697
4.3 Paper 3: International History 1945-91 3 hours
This paper focuses on the key developments that shaped the international order after 1945. These developments will be studied in the light of the following themes
Source-based study: The Development of the United Nations, 1945-91
Candidates should have an understanding of how effective the United Nations has been in meeting its responsibilities, within the context of the changing international system. They should be aware of different views on and explanations of the effectiveness of the United Nations.
The study will focus on:
Seven essay questions will be set, as follows:
Note: candidates will only be permitted to answer one of these. The two questions will differ in nature. One will be set on a specific country, and the other will be thematic, requiring candidates to use examples drawn from any two countries of the candidate’s choice.