Department Staff
 
Subject Leader:
Miss Sian Morris
 
History Teacher Key Stage 3, 4 & 5:
Miss Sian Morris, Mrs Eleri Phillips 
 
Key Stage 3: Year 8 & 9

YEAR 8

Areas of Study: Wales in the Middle Ages: c.1000-1500, Wales and Britain in the Early Modern World : c.1500-1760

 Term 1: What is History? Subject Skills. What type of country was Wales in 1000? The Norman invasion.
 Term 2: The Norman invasion and the Welsh Princes
 Term 3: The Tudors

KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: (a) Evidence task – Who was to blame? (b)Enquiry Task- What kind of a place was Wales in 1000?
 Term 2: (a) Newspaper Article – Gwenllian  (b) The Black Death
 Term 3: (a) Henry VIII (b) Was the weather mainly responsible for the failure of the Armada?

YEAR 9

AREAS OF STUDY
      
 Term 1: The Industrial Revolution
 Term 2: The First World War
 Term 3: Life in the 1960s

KEY ASSESSMENTS

 Term 1: (a) The explosion at Senghennydd (b)The Merthyr Rising
 Term 2: (a) The History of the Jews (b)The Industrial Revolution
 Term 3: (a) The First World War

SKILLS
 
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.

AIMING HIGHER

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.