At Ysgol Rhosnesni High School we are proud of the achievements of our students in a wide range of fields both academic and enrichment, and we believe in high standards and expectations. We believe that we can make a positive difference to the future life-chances of each and every young person.
We believe in working together with our students to develop their future roles as ambassadors of learning, citizens and workers and aim to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding they will need for future adult life.
Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3, students will study a breadth of topics from 1066 to the 21st Century. They will study the history of Britain, Wales and the wider world. During this course of study, students will analyse a variety of historical and modern sources and explore key historical concepts such as change and continuity, cause and consequence, significance and interpretation.
Year 7 students will start their Rhosnesni History journey by investigating what History actually is. They will then move on to study the Battle of Hastings, how William the Conqueror kept control, castles and medieval life, before ending Year 7 with an investigation into some of history’s mysteries.
Building on their skills from Year 7, Year 8 students will study the Tudor and Stuart periods and design a rollercoaster to show the changing power of the monarchy and parliament over time. They will also investigate the slave trade, US civil rights, Jack the Ripper and the Titanic.
Year 9 students will begin their final year of Key Stage 3 with an investigation into HERstory; taking a look at some of the inspirational women throughout history. They will then study the First World War, life in Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, the Second World War and migration to Britain throughout time.