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!