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The History Department at Pontypridd High School consists of two History specialists, as well as a number of Humanities teachers who also deliver the subject at Key Stage 3. The department strive to deliver the subject with enthusiasm and passion, with members of staff caring about the impact it has on pupils’ learning and development.

At Key Stage 4 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 Key Stage 5 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  

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) 

History at Key Stage 3 is delivered as part of a Humanities programme that includes Geography and Culture and Religion. The Key Stage 3 programme is currently being re-written but will feature studies into Welsh, British, European and World History from the Ancient World to modern times.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) GCSE Option 

Sixth Form Courses