Curriculum Leader:

  • Mrs Y Williams

Department Staff:

  • Mrs S Jones
  • Miss Taylor

About The Subject 

The History classrooms are a key part of school life. It is from these classrooms that young people build an understanding of human society and their place in it. The statement that, “if we don’t study history we are doomed to repeat it”, is very true and it is in History that young people can develop an understanding of how the dynamism, initiative and determination of humans has led to the fantastic diversity of culture we share today.

History is about people and the past. It is a mixture of drama, comedy, murder, mystery, intrigue and adventure. History has it all. Through the study of History pupils will develop a range of life skills. They will learn how to build an argument based on the evidence, how to analyse historical sources, and how people have shaped the world we live in and formed some of the key ideas and philosophies at the heart of modern life.

Students of history are able to formulate and defend arguments, make judgments on reliability, work independently and as part of a team and are therefore successful in a wide variety of careers including, Law, Journalism, Politics, the Arts, and many others.

KS3 overview:

  • Year 7: The Medieval World &  The Tudors
  • Year 8: The Stuarts, The British Empire & Slavery and The Industrial Revolution
  • Year 9: World War 1, The Peace Treaties, Germany 1919-1929

KS4 overview:

  • Year 10: Germany in Transition 1919 – 1939, Depression, War & Recovery 1930-1951
  • Year 11: Controlled Assessment & Changes in Crime & Punishment 1500 to present day.


Exam Board: WJEC

  • Paper 1 [25%]: 1 Hour
  • Paper 2 [25%]: 1 Hour
  • Paper 3 [30%]: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Controlled Assessment [20%]: Carried out over 13 lessons in Year 11.


Erddig, Quarry Bank Mill, Ruthin Gaol, Hitler on Trial, Ypres & the Somme Battlefields, Berlin, Krakow and Auschwitz