Head of Department: Mrs T Williams MA (Cantab), PGCE
Years 7-9: Loosely based on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum we study the battles of 1066, castle development, medieval life, The Black Death and saints, Henry VIIIth, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, changes in religion, beggars and poverty in Tudor times, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, The Somme, Dunkirk and the Cuban Missile Crisis
GCSE: WJEC GCSE - Germany 1929-47, USA 1910-29 & the USA 1929-2000
A Level: WJEC AS/A2 – Britain 1929-39 and Europe 1878-1989
The study of history is not an impassive downloading of facts and figures but a personal journey of discovery. Investigation of the past not only uncovers colourful characters and their stories but a perspective on our present. Therefore, our primary aim at Llandovery College is to foster a love for history in every student with the natural consequences being a greater maturity, tolerance and understanding.
In all year groups, pupils interact with history through a variety of teaching methods from dramatic reconstructions and field trips to group investigations and ICT projects. From years 7 to 9 pupils travel through time and continents from the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 whilst, at all times, remaining aware of their progression in key historical skills. From year 10 onwards a balance is struck between learning about the best and worst of humanity and studying exam technique and past papers so that each student can achieve their potential.
We hope that the tales we tell in the classroom will inspire Llandoverians to go on to achieve great things in their futures.
The following websites will be particularly useful for Year 10 and 11 historians: