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The History Department at Pontypridd High School strives to deliver the subject with enthusiasm and passion, with members of staff caring about the impact it has on pupils’ learning and development.

Pupils study the American West, China under Mao Zedong and Medicine through Time. The pupils undertake the skills based provision provided by the Schools History Project.

In Sixth Form pupils sit exams under OCR. Pupils study Russia in Turmoil and the Impact of War on British Society in year 12, with a personal study and Holocaust controlled assessment being completed in year 13.


Staff Members Responsibility
Victoria Thomas - Head of History  
Jonathan Powell - Teacher  

Years 7 and 8  

History at Key Stage 3 is delivered as part of a Humanities programme that includes Geography and Religious  Studies. 

Years 9, 10 and 11 GCSE Option 

Sixth Form Courses