The History course will bring the past to life.
The History Department here at Ysgol Bro Pedr is currently supported by 4 members of staff who strive to deliver a varying range of historical skills. These include the ability to research and document findings whilst critically assessing multiple viewpoints and interpreting data considering bias. We believe that we are able to provide a balanced curriculum that includes a wide variety of different historical periods.
- Mr Euros Lloyd (Head of Department)
- Mr Deiniol Williams
- Mrs Cerys Potter-Jones
- Mrs Anna Williams
The course will encourage you to develop an enthusiasm for using the evidence to discover what it was like in a different time from your own and to make comparisons. Whatever period of history you study, you will explore causes and consequences, continuity and change, similarity and difference. The development of particular skills will be important: how to find out information from first hand sources and from other historians, how to spot bias, how to present what you have discovered in a logical way. Hopefully, you will develop an interest which will continue long after you leave school.
These are some of the topics that you may study: Sport, Leisure and Tourism in the 20G, Hitler’s Germany, Crime and Punishment.
The Coursework unit will either be based on the First World War or Second World War.
The course is divided into two parts:
- Aspects of the History of Europe, 1696 – 1815
- Reform and Protest in Wales and England, 1830 – 1848
AS – Year 12
- Unit 1 (HY1) – Content: Aspects of the History of Europe, 1696 – 1815 (Assessment: Examination)
- Unit 2 (HY2) – Content: Reform and Protest in Wales and England, 1830 – 1848 (Assessment: Examination)
A2 – Year 13
- Unit 3 (HY3) – Content: The Rebecca Riots 1839-44 (Assessment: Course Work)
- Unit 4 (HY4) – Content: Synoptic unit based on the European and British periods studied in yr 12 (Assessment: Examination)