All pupils will follow the National Curriculum in History during Key Stage 3 which will focus around key enquiry questions.
Broadly speaking these will encompass how the coming of the Normans affected Wales and Britain between 1000 and 1500 in Year 7.
In Year 8 the Early Modern period will be investigated from Henry VII to the execution of Charles I before finally moving onto the 19th and 20th centuries in Year 9.
Pupils will be provided with the opportunity to develop their historical skills of chronological awareness, knowledge and understanding, historical enquiry, interpretations of history and organisation and communication.
Added to this, they will develop a broader range of skills to provide them with a transferable toolkit for school life and the world of work, these will include developing thinking, communication, ICT, and number
Pupils will be given a range of independent and directed study tasks to complete. These will range from listening to the news, reading the newspaper, conducting guided research on the internet, writing speeches, display work and making historical items, to name a few. All pupils will be expected to complete tasks, if there is any difficulty, guidance will be provided in ‘History Help’ sessions at lunchtime.
There are a number of ways in which you can support your child ranging from checking exercise books and homework, discussing the content and skills of the lessons, watching relevant programmes on television to visiting some of the rich cultural attractions that can be found in the area. If you are unsure of approaches to use, please make a note in the school planner and more specific advice can be given.
The Post 16 History course within the Consortium is provided by Ferndale, Tonyrefail and Treorchy Comprehensive Schools.
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