The Department has taken many steps to expand upon the Learning to Learn (Dysgu i Lwyddo) Programme of Year 7 as well as incorporating the wider skills that the students require. The various tasks (through the use of symbols) will indicate the use of the SMARTIAID and the thinking skills that were developed through the passport in Year 7. We have also adapted and developed our lessons in order to offer a wide range of skills including opportunities to advance their numeracy, literacy, IT and the principle of metacognition : ‘plan, develop ideas and self-evaluation’
SUBJECT SPECIFIC SKILLS
Historical Enquiry, Chronology, Organisation and Communication, Interpretations of History, Knowledge and Understanding.
With each assessment task (as well as many of the class and homework pieces set) a mark scheme, structure and advice is provided to every student in order for them to fully understand what they require to do to achieve every level. If the student keeps to the given deadline, they will have an opportunity to improve upon this assignment. We also provide opportunities for students to develop their skills further with many ‘extension tasks’ provided in class.
HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN HISTORY
If you have an opportunity to visit any historical sites such as one of the many castles that we have on offer in this country, or a museum (free entry), this will certainly enhance their historical skills as well as encourage further their enthusiasm for History.