History is an important subject in the school curriculum and has an unique educational significance. The aim of the department is to develop the pupil’s interest and enthusiasm for history and foster an enjoyment of the subject as a foundation for a fuller and richer life as adults.


Pupils will develop their understanding of specific historical events, periods, and societies and extend their knowledge and understanding of Welsh history and the Welsh perspective on history.

Acquiring an understanding of different identities, including their own society is as important as building on their understanding of the past and the diversity of human experience through experiencing a broad and balanced course of study.

Students who choose to study history will improve as effective, independent, and resilient learners and as critical and reflective thinkers through a process of historical inquiry.

Plains of Abraham

 In 1759, during the French and Indian War, British troops landed upstream from Quebec and defeated the French troops on the Plains of Abraham.

Crimean War

A painting depicts the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War.

Independence Day

Declaration of Independence, oil on canvas by John Trumbull, 1818, for the Rotunda of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. The members of the Continental Congress signed the declaration in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, a day subsequently celebrated as Independence Day in the United States.

Resources and Home Learning

Pupils are prepared for the G.C.S.E. examination through the medium of English and Welsh.

Pupils will be using HWB and Office 365 to access school work and homework. This is an excellent platform that allows pupils to interact and collaborate with each other through e-mail, ClassCharts, and Teams.