Porthcawl Comprehensive School / Ysgol Gyfun Porthcawl


Mr E Holt (Head of Department)

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Web Resources

BBC Bitesize: History
History Hit
Alpha History
History Extra
Spartacus Educational
BBC Teach (YouTube)
A History of the World (BBC)

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1

What is History?
The Norman conquest
The Welsh princes and the conquest of Wales
"Our World"

Term 2

"Our World"
The Medieval Church
King John and the Magna Carta

Term 3

The Black Death
Mexico project
Medieval manor/towns

Year 8

Term 1

The Tudors and Stuarts
The Spanish Armada

Term 2

The voyages of discovery
Native Americans

Term 3

The Aztecs
The American frontier

Year 9

Term 1

The Industrial Revolution
19th Century Crime e.g. Jack the Ripper

Term 2

Significant events and people of the 20th Century e.g. Pearl Harbour
The Titanic
World War I

Term 3

World War II
Nazi Germany
American Popular Culture

Ways in which parents can help:

  1. Encourage pupils to complete homework and make corrections to classwork.
  2. Pupils are encouraged to research topics, so parents may help with this.
  3. Ensure work is copied up after absence.

Useful websites:

  1. BBC Bitesize
  2. BBC History
  3. BBC Schools: History
  4. Spartacus Educational

Useful books/magazines/publications:

  1. BBC History Magazine
  2. Medieval Minds, Think through History series by Byrom, Counsell and Riley.
  3. Modern Minds: The Twentieth Century World, Think through History series by Byrom, Counsell Gorman, Peaple and Riley.
  4. In Search of History, 1485-1714 by J.F. Aylett.

For up to date information on KS4 and 5 courses, please see the Options Booklets

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