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Geography

Year 7

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

Weathering/rocks and soils - what is the impact on my world?

International development - how is development changing my world?

Britain's impact on Africa - where is this located in relation to me?

Skills 

 

 

Geographical literature, skills, knowledge and working geographically.

 

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/mapping-our-world

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

https://www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035

https://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education

Reading

The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on every Country in the world—Lonely Planet Kids

Look inside our world—Emily Bone

Pocket Eyewitness Earth: Facts at your fingertips—DK

What’s where in the world—DK

What’s weird on earth—DK

 


Year 8

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

 

Statistical analysis - how can I build upon skills to analyse my world?

Volcanoes - how can I build upon knowledge of tectonics to understand volcanoes?

Moving further: Asia, Africa, the Middle East - where is this in relation to me?

Climate change - what is the impact on my future?

Economic activity - HIC vs LIC - how is economic activity different for me vs life in other countries?

Skills 

 

Geographical literature, skills, knowledge and working geographically.

 

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

https://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/mapping-our-world

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

https://www.thoughtco.com/geography-4133035

https://www.scoop.it/t/geography-education

 

Reading

Coastlines—Susie Brooks

Rivers and Coasts—Izzi Howell

Cracking Coasts—Anita Ganeri

Stormy Weather—Anita Ganeri

The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on every Country in the world—Lonely Planet Kids

 

 


Year 9

 

Subject Content 

 

    

 

India vs UK - where is this in relation to me and what is Britain's impact in India?

IT project - compare two parts of the UK using key online statistical analysis tools.

Tsunami and earthquakes including case studies.

China

Plastic pollution - environmental issues

Population and urbanisation

Skills 

 

    

Geographical literature, skills, knowledge and working geographically.

 

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

 

Reading

Violent Volcanos— Anita Ganeri

Earth Shattering Earthquakes—Anita Ganeri

Desperate Deserts  -Anita Ganeri

 Key Stage 4

Course Name

 

GCSE in Geography

Exam Board

 

AQA

Assessment Detail

 

 

Paper 1: Living with the Physical Environment – 35%

Paper 2: Challenges in the Human Environment – 35%

Paper 3: Geographical Applications – 30%

Web Link to  specification

 

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse

Subject Content 

  • Living with the Physical Environment
  • Challenges in the Human Environment
  • Geographical Applications
  • Geographical Skills

Skills 

 

 

 

 

Geographical literature, skills, knowledge and working geographically.

 

Background/Extended Learning

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zy3ptyc

History

Year 7

 

Subject Content

 

 

 

  • Battle of Hastings
  • Control of the Saxons
  • Black death and peasants revolt
  • Medieval Times
  • The Tudors
  • The Civil War
  • End of the Stuarts

Skills

 

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Second Order Concepts
  • Using Sources
  • Interpretations

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

Reading:

 Timelines of World History – Jane Chisholm

Tudor (Eyewitness) – DK

Terrible Tudors - Terry Deary

 

 

Year 8

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

  • Slavery
  • British Empire
  • Industrial revolution
  • Victorian England
  • Universal suffrage
  • First World War

KS3 Fundamental Skills

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Second Order Concepts
  • Using Sources
  • Interpretations

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Reading

The Cold War: A History Just for Kids! - KidCaps

The Cold War Explained for Kids: - Keith Goodman

Simple History: Hitler & the Rise of Nazi Germany - Daniel Turner

Frightful First World War - Terry Deary

 

 


Year 9

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Battles of WW2
  • Terrorism
  • Democracy
  • Elizabeth - accension to the Throne
  • Elizabeth - plots against her
  • Elizabeth - Elizabethan society and exploration

KS3 Fundamental

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Second Order Concepts
  • Using Sources
  • Interpretations

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/z3h9mnb/revision/1

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z3gg87h

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zymqwxs

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z29rbk7

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/history/elizabeth-i

 

Reading

The Cold War: A History Just for Kids! - KidCaps

The Cold War Explained for Kids: - Keith Goodman

The Life of Elizabeth I- Alison Weir

 

 

 

Key Stage 4

Course Name

 

GCSE in History

Exam Board

 

Edexcel

Assessment Detail

 

 

 

Paper 1: Thematic Study & Historic Environment – 30%

Paper 2: Period Study & British Depth Study – 40%

Paper 3: Modern Depth Study – 30%

Web Link to  specification

 

Specification

Subject Content 

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Elizabethan England
  • NAZI Germany

 

Skills Taught

 

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Second Order Concepts
  • Using Sources
  • Interpretations

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/guides/z3h9mnb/revision/1

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z3gg87h

https://www.themanor.notts.sch.uk/assets/Revision/Crime-and-Punishment-Revision-Guide-v1-GHY.pdf

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zymqwxs

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z29rbk7

https://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/history/elizabeth-i

 

Reading

The Life of Elizabeth I- Alison Weir

Simple History: Hitler & the Rise of Nazi Germany - Daniel Turner

Frightful First World War - Terry Deary