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Aims and philosophy

History is one of the central humanities, embracing the study and understanding of all aspects of past human experience, individual and collective, political, social, cultural, economic and religious; the public and the domestic, the material and the intellectual. The sources, primary and secondary, range from the written word and statistical data to the visual arts. Beyond intrinsic academic interest, History provides training in critical analysis, literary expression and the evaluation of widely contrasting evidence. We believe that through the study of History, our students understand their place within Wales, Great Britain and the wider world.

There are five members of staff in the History department, whose expertise covers a wide range of periods from medieval History to the twentieth century.

Curriculum by year-group

History is a popular subject, with, typically, three quarters of the year group taking the subject as far as GCSE, many of whom will continue into the Sixth Form.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) the subject is compulsory, all follow a course based on the development of Wales and the United Kingdom from 1066 through to the twentieth century. In Years 8 & 9, the focus shifts between national and international developments, covering major topics like exploration of the New World, slavery and the First World War. Those who opt to continue with History to GCSE then follow the syllabus, which covers European and World events from the twentieth century; focusing on Russia, Germany & the USA.

In the Sixth Form we follow the WJEC AS and A-level specifications. We focus on European Foreign Policy and the rise of dictatorships in the twentieth century and in contrast the causes, events and consequences of the English Civil War.

The History department prides itself on getting the best out of our students who choose to study History, whatever their ability. Although there are no minimum requirements for students to be allowed to do GCSE History, academic results are good: in 2009, 96% of A-level historians achieved an A* – C grade; and at A Level, 79% of candidates gained an A* -C grade at GCSE.

Outside the classroom

A History club is held every Wednesday lunch time, students are encouraged to pursue their own personal interests with support and guidance. The department organises regular trips and excursions designed to enhance what has been learnt in the classroom for example, in recent years to the New York, Cosmoston, and The Big Pit.

Department Staff

Mr Tom Crichton (HOD)

Mrs Gemma Henton

Miss Caroline Penn

Mrs Sarah Miles

 

Useful links

Historic Newspapers

 

KS3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

KS4 – Years 10 and 11

KS5 – Years 12 and 13

December 2019
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December 29, 2019 December 30, 2019 December 31, 2019 January 1, 2020 January 2, 2020

Category: General.: Year 9 Netball Tournament@Greenhill

.: Year 9 Netball Tournament@Greenhill
January 5, 2020

Category: General.: Spring 1 House Competition - Communications

.: Spring 1 House Competition - Communications
January 6, 2020

Category: General.: Year 9 Design Technology Enrichment Day

.: Year 9 Design Technology Enrichment Day
January 7, 2020 January 8, 2020

Category: General.: Year 8 Hockey Tournament@Greenhill/Pembroke

.: Year 8 Hockey Tournament@Greenhill/Pembroke
January 9, 2020
January 12, 2020

Category: General.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations

.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations

Category: General.: House Council Meetings

.: House Council Meetings
January 13, 2020

Category: General.: U16's Babmington Tournament@Greenhill

.: U16's Babmington Tournament@Greenhill
January 14, 2020

Category: General.: Pembrokeshire School Cross Country@Haverfordwest

.: Pembrokeshire School Cross Country@Haverfordwest
January 15, 2020

Category: General.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations

.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations
January 16, 2020
January 19, 2020

Category: General.: Beginning of VI Form Mock Examinations

.: Beginning of VI Form Mock Examinations

Category: General.: Year 11 GCSE P.E. Practical Moderation Week - Mock

.: Year 11 GCSE P.E. Practical Moderation Week - Mock
January 20, 2020 January 21, 2020 January 22, 2020

Category: General.: Year 9 Choices Trip "Passport to Employment"

.: Year 9 Choices Trip "Passport to Employment"
January 23, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET
January 26, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET

Category: General.: Design Technology Industry in Action Visit

.: Design Technology Industry in Action Visit

Category: General.: Holocaust Memorial Day - Year 10

.: Holocaust Memorial Day - Year 10

Category: General.: House Council Meetings

.: House Council Meetings

Category: General.: VI Form Options Evening 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

.: VI Form Options Evening 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
January 27, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET

Category: General.: Year 8 Boys Football@Haverfordwest

.: Year 8 Boys Football@Haverfordwest
January 28, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET
January 29, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET

Category: General.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations

.: GCSE Science Final Practical Examinations
January 30, 2020

Category: General.: INSET

.: INSET

Category: General.: Final Day of Mock Examinations

.: Final Day of Mock Examinations

Category: General.: Year 11 Examination Results to Parents

.: Year 11 Examination Results to Parents