The History Department at Cefn Hengoed aims to help students understand the present day through an exciting curriculum that teaches some of the most important and fascinating events from British and World History.
All pupils at KS3 study History in a chronological approach from the years 1000-2000.
GCSE History builds on the skills acquired in KS3 and pupils follow the WJEC History course, studying Medicine through Time, the USA 1910-29 and Depression, War and Recovery in Britain in the Twentieth Century.
- To encourage an interest in and develop a feeling for the past
- To develop the Welsh dimension and Wales’ importance in the wider world.
- To transmit knowledge as a framework for practising skills
- To promote an understanding of history so that pupils are aware of a sense of time.
- To develop an understanding of cause and effect so that pupils are able to give reasons for historical events; identify different types of cause and consequence; recognise that causes and consequences are often related and can vary in importance.
- To develop the ability to identify change and continuity
- To enable pupils to empathise with people of the past.
- To allow pupils to identify differences between historical periods, showing how the differences relate to each other.
- To give pupils an understanding of the significance of historical events and individuals and their relevance to our lives today.
- To develop skills in working with sources of information, understanding, identifying fact and opinion and the ability to analyse interpretations and how they have been formed.
- To develop pupils’ ability to use sources, developing skills which will allow them to choose reliable sources of information.
WHY IS HISTORY IMPORTANT?
|"Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it."
History has never been so important in our current world. Understanding the mistakes of the past can ensure that past events are learnt from and not repeated. Understanding the successes of the past can help us shape our future.
History offers something for everyone. No matter what job you want to do, it will provide you with valuable skills to help you in that job and employers know this. You will fully develop your communication, thinking, I.T. and numeracy skills. As well as this you will enhance your ability to work with others, solve problems, develop your awareness of the world around you.
The skills you will develop in History are required in different areas of work – work in the civil service, local government, the law, broadcasting and the media, social work, teaching, commerce, industrial management, medicine and many more. Ideally I’d want these enhanced and put on in word art e.g. diagonal, horizontal etc. Just to stand out.
Some people believe that History should be studied so that we will not repeat the mistakes of the past. Others because everything repeats itself, so if we study the past, we can be sure to know something of the future.
KEY STAGE 3
At Key Stage 3, learners build on the knowledge, understanding and skills that they have already acquired at Key Stage 2.
- What is History?
- 1066: A turning point
- The murder of Thomas Becket
- The Crusades
- Life in the Middle Ages
- The Black Death
- The Peasants’ Revolt
- Owain Glyndwr
- The Princes in the Tower
- Henry VII – a Welsh Tudor King
- Henry VIII and his 6 wives
- Edward VI, Mary I (Bloody Mary) and Elizabeth I
- James I and the Gunpowder Plot
- The English Civil War
- Changing Swansea: Copperopolis
- Industrial Britain
- Jack the Ripper
- Events that Shook the World
- C20th Project
- War in the Twentieth Century