Welcome to the History Department

“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

Winston Churchill

 

If you’ve ever wondered why the world is the way it is today, History is the subject for you. The study of history is relevant to all of us. It is important to study the past, as everything which is happening around us has been influenced by, and is a direct result of, that which preceeded it. History can help us to answer many questions about the world we live in.

At The Hayfield School we encourage our students to become open-minded independent thinkers and disciplined problem solvers. Students will learn how to communicate effectively using the written word; how to weigh up evidence before making decisions; how to be analytical and critical when considering information presented to them and how to understand why humans behaved as they did and might again. They also learn the art of oral debate, public speaking and presentation. History equips students with transferable skills that are highly prized by a range of employers. Graduates go on to careers in teaching, government, financial services, arts and media, marketing and consultancy, tourism, retail, manufacturing and engineering, law, libraries, archives and museums, voluntary and social services, IT and communications, the police and armed forces.

 

KS3 History

 

Our objectives at KS3 are to ensure that students are able to:

  • Develop a good chronological understanding of history
  • Analyse and evaluate historical interpretations
  • Create historical enquiries using a range of historical sources
  • Develop good organisation
  • Develop their oral and written communication skills

 

Topics include:

 

Year 7: Key skills: What do good historians do; Norman Conquest 1066; life in Medieval England; The Reformation; The English Civil War

 

Year 8: Slavery and Empire; The impact of the Industrial Revolution; WWI and WWII

 

Click here for the Y7/8 Curriculum Map

Year 9: WW2 and the Holocaust; A Study of the USA

 

Click here for the Y9 Curriculum Map

 

KS4 History

 

AQA GCSE History (8145)

 

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: 1D America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and Equality

Section B: Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939

 

How is it assessed?

  • Written examination: 1 hr 45mins
  • 84 marks
  • 50% GCSE

 

Paper 2: Shaping the Nation

Section A: Britain: Health and the People: c.1000 to the present day

Section B: Norman England, 1066-c1100

 

How is it assessed?

  • Written examination: 1 hr 45mins
  • 84 marks
  • 50% GCSE

 

Click here for the KS4 Curriculum Map

 

Ks5 History

 

AQA A Level History (7042)

Component 1: 1G Challenge and Transformation: Britain c.1851-1964 (40% of A Level)

Component 2: 2F Louis XIV, France and Europe, 1643-1715 (40% of A Level)

Component 3: Historical Investigation (20% of A Level) on Russia…..

 

How is it assessed?

Components 1 and 2 are each assessed by written examination (2hr 30mins)

Component 3 is assessed through a personal study (3000-3500 words) conducted by each student. This will take the form of a question in the context of 100 years. It will be marked a teacher and moderated by AQA.

 

Useful Links & Revision Pointers

 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/

https://www.doddlelearn.co.uk/app/institution/TheHayfieldDN93HG?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/

 

Further information about courses, assessment requirements and specifications, plus materials for students such as past papers and mark schemes can be found on the AQA website www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history.

 

Further information:

 

In recent years, students have enjoyed visits to York, Durham Cathedral, Richmond Castle, Scarborough Castle, Bosworth battlefield and the WW1 battlefields in France and Belgium.

 

Staffing:

 

Miss L. Oldfield (Head of History)

Mrs E. Conroy (Assistant Head of Year)

Mr M. Linley (Assistant Headteacher)

Mr G. Routledge (SENCO)

Mr J Wainman

 

Contact:

 

For further information please contact Miss L Oldfield (Head of Department) via the school telephone number 01302 770589 or via email at lol@thehayfieldschool.co.uk