History at Thistley Hough Academy, encourages students to think critically about a wide variety of historical questions and to develop a broad range of historical knowledge.

History plays a key role in developing our students into confident, successful adults. The History department aims to ensure that all students are taught to the highest standards and given the opportunities to think critically about the topics and issues studied within the subject.

The department makes a significant contribution to the education of our students, both in terms of high levels of attainment and progress, but also in promoting a range of important skills. History requires students to develop an enquiring, critical mind especially in response to causation and consequence in regard to historical events. History as a discipline is highly regarded within the academic field and workplace.

In years 7, 8 and 9 students study a range of topics that will provide a solid background for GCSE study.

Year 7:

Historical Skills

Pre 1066 and Battle of Hastings

Medieval Realms

The Tudors


Year 8:

Colonisation in North America

Empire- India

Empire- Africa

The Industrial Revolution

Britain in 20th Century-World War One

America: Boom or bust?

Year 9:

Road to World War Two

Impact of ww2 on Britain and USA

Post War America

End of Empire

Legacy of Empire


In Year 10 and 11, students will be expected to study History at AQA Specification B which is studied in two sections.

Paper 1 – Understanding the Modern World

Section A – America 1920-173

Section B Conflict and Tension 1918-39

Paper 2 – Shaping the Nation

Section A – Britain Migration, Empires and people 790- Present Day

Section B – Norman England 1066 – 1100

Useful websites can be found at: http://www.johndclare.net/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/ http://spartacus-educational.com/