Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 the pupils follow the National Curriculum for History.
In Year 7 pupils recap on the key skills taught at primary school within the first few weeks of attending Llandrindod High School. They then go on to study the Battle of Hastings and the Conquest of England and Wales by the Normans, focusing on the development of castles throughout Wales. In the summer term Year 7 take part in a local study project and examine the growth and development of Llandrindod Wells.
In Year 8 pupils study the Tudor and Stewart period, focusing on the political and religious turbulence during this period. In the final term of Year 8, pupils study the changes to society with the start of the Industrial Revolution.
In Year 9 pupils are encouraged to study different societies and cultures through the History module based on Slavery. The final term of Year 9, pupils study the causes and courses of the First World War.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4 all students are given the opportunity to study GCSE History and every student that undertakes the programme of study will be given the opportunity to sit the final exam.
Pupils follow the WJEC Syllabus B – in Year 10 pupils study Germany 1919-1947 and sit the formal assessment at the end of Year 10 in June. In Year 11 pupils study Sport, Leisure and Tourism and Crime and Punishment c1500 -Present Day and formal assessments are required in these modules as well. Pupils are required to complete two controlled assessments in class under teacher supervision.
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5 all students are given the opportunity to study A level History, (it is preferable that candidates have studied History at GCSE and achieved a grade C or above). Every student that undertakes this programme of study will be given the opportunity to sit the final exam. Pupils study Welsh and British Democracy and the causes and courses of the American Civil War.