History in Year 9

In year 9 pupils will study aspects of: Wales and Britain in the Industrial age


The area of study includes some of these topics:

  • the agricultural revolution

  • the causes and consequences of the industrial revolution

  • working conditions in factories and mines

  • developments in the field of transport

  • popular protest and the fight for parliamentary reform

  • the British Empire

  • the causes of the first world war

  • the first world war including – recruitment; trench warfare; the battle of the Somme; the home front; the end of the war

  • the civil rights movement in America in the 1950’s and 1960’s

During the year your child will undertake 4 assessment tasks designed to test and further improve their historical skills: 

  1. October – The Agricultural Revolution 1700-1900

  2. December – How Britain changed from 1700-1900

  3. February – Interpretation work on the Peterloo Massacre 1819

  4. April – A research project on Life in the Trenches

As a result of studying history, pupils will develop the ability to:

  • Explain the causes and consequences of events

  • Examine and evaluate historical evidence

  • Be aware of different points of view in History

  • Conduct independent research

  • Communicate ideas in a variety of ways

How you can help:

  • Check through your child’s written work and help with spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Stress the need to write full, detailed answers

  • Provide plenty of reading materials such as “all quiet on the western front”

  • Encourage your child to use the internet for research purposes

  • Encourage your child to develop an inquisitive nature and a desire to seek answers!