With nearly 2000 years of history to explore, Cardiff Castle offers a large variety of programmes linked to many aspects of the National Curriculum for history both for Wales and England.
If you have any specific requests or would like help in deciding which options to choose, please contact the Education Officer, Elizabeth Stevens on 029 2087 8110 or email EStevens@cardiff.gov.uk.
Below are some of the main curriculum links that can be covered during a visit to Cardiff Castle. More information is available in the “Downloadable Information” for additional information about our most popular workshops.
Foundation Phase (Wales)
Sessions designed for children aged 3-7 in the Education Centre link with:
Key Stage 1 (England)
For KS1 in England, many of our programmes are perfect for those studying:
Key Stage 2 (Wales & England)
We have programmes for those studying the following:
Key Stage 3 (Wales & England)
The majority of our KS3 visits come from groups using the Castle to illustrate the medieval period in Wales and Britain.
We can also offer sessions for those covering the following at KS3 looking predominantly at the Bute family's ownership of Cardiff Castle and their influence upon the development of Cardiff:
Key Stage 4 (Wales and England)
Our ‘Medieval Medicine’ workshops are ideal for those studying 'Changes in Health and Medicine‘ Medicine through Time’ and can be adapted to cover later developments in medicine in the Tudor Period. Please contact the Education Officer, Elizabeth Stevens on 029 2087 8110 or EStevens@cardiff.gov.uk to discuss this.
A Level (Wales)
The Bute family's influence and developments in Cardiff and the Castle can be used to aid understanding of the following:
· Wales & England c. 1780 - 1886 · Wales & England c. 1880 - 1980
Cross curricular links
We offer many other opportunities for cross curricular links within the Educational Activities programme covering subjects such as music, creativity and English. If you would like to suggest or discuss other ideas or options please do not hesitate to contact our Education Officer, Elizabeth Stevens on 029 2087 8110 or EStevens@cardiff.gov.uk.
Please contact us for details on how we can help you deliver aspects of the curriculum.
Travel and Tourism
We can organise a range of talks for students of Travel and Tourism including sessions looking at our product and services, visitor profile, customer service and marketing and branding.
Please contact us to discuss your specific level and unit, the type of information you would like to gain and we will suggest a visit to meet your needs.