History

Key Stage 3 Year 7

In Year 7, pupils follow schemes of learning which focus broadly on how the coming of the Normans affected Wales and Britain between 1000 and 1500.

This includes a study of the Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

 

Pupils are also provided with the opportunity to study the development of castles during the Middle Ages.

 

The causes and consequences of major events including the Crusades and the Black Death enables pupils to understand the impact of world events on Wales and Britain.

 

Key Stage 3 Year 8

In Year 8, pupils follow schemes of learning which focus broadly on change and conflict in

Wales and Britain between 1500 and 1760.

This includes a study of the Kings and Queens during the Tudor and Stuart period, with a specific focus on

Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Charles I.

 

Pupils also gain an understanding of major social, economic, cultural, political and religious

developments of the period.

 

All pupils have the opportunity to work together investigating source material and producing a variety of interesting pieces of work from newspaper articles to oral presentations.

 

Key Stage 3 Year 9

In Year 9 pupils follow schemes of learning which focus broadly on the following topics:

 
1) Changes in Wales and Britain between 1760 and 1900. Within this topic we focus on a study of Wales during the     Industrial Revolution and examine how major industrial change had an impact on peoples’ lives. Pupils develop           important communication and problem solving skills through detailed analysis of different source material.

 

2) Twentieth century individuals and events. We study the assassination of the American President JFK and carry out a       critical investigation into the causes and consequences of this major world event.