GSO Test

Humanities

 

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

Significance

Cause and consequences

Continuity and change

Similarity and difference

Using  sources

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

Reading:

DK Eyewitness Books: Medieval Life: Discover Medieval Europe from Life in a Country Manor to the Streets of a Growin  Andrew Langley

Medieval lives Terry Jones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHQ89qChw1Y&list=PL9EYRt_jL-OfEuCIEsTpXD3b1T8dc9R6R

Timelines of World History – Jane Chisholm

Tudor (Eyewitness) – DK

Terrible Tudors - Terry Deary

 

YEAR 8

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

·         Slavery

·         British Empire

·         Industrial revolution

·         Democracy

·         First World War

·         Inter war years

KS3 Fundamental Skills

 

 

 

 

Knowledge

Significance

Cause and consequences

Continuity and change

Similarity and difference

Using sources

Historians interpretations

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Reading

Queen of Jamaica – Catherine Johnson

Frightful First World War - Terry Deary

If you lived when there was slavery in America – Anne Kamma

Horrible histories Barmy British Empire Terry Deary

Industrial Revolution  -  C Mullenbach

 

YEAR 9

 

Subject Content 

 

 

 

 

 

Battles of WW2

Holocaust

History of Crime

Civil Rights in the US

Terrorism

Elizabeth – accession to the throne

KS3 Fundamental

 

 

 

 

Knowledge

Significance

Cause and consequences

Continuity and change

Similarity and difference

Analysing sources

Historical interpretations of the past

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

 Woeful Second World War Terry Deary

Anne Frank’s diary

Child of the Civil rights movement Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon

Civil Rights

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/zcpcwmn/revision/1

The Life of Elizabeth I- Alison Weir

Key Stage four

Course Name 

Edexcel GCSE (9 -1) 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 

Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588

Crime and Punishment through time c1000 – present day

Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1939

Skills Taught

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge AO1

Significance AO2

Cause and consequences AO2

Continuity and change AO2

Similarity and difference AO2

Analysing sources AO3

Historical interpretations of the past AO4

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

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

The Cold War Explained for Kids: - Keith Goodman

The Life of Elizabeth I- Alison Weir

Crime and punishment through the ages – Grant Bage and Martin Bustamante

 

 

Religious Education

YEAR 7

Subject Content

 

·         Christianity

·         Sikhism

Skills

 

 

·         Knowledge & Understanding of Christianity and Islam

·         Beliefs

·         Practices

·         Source of authority

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

Reading:

Growing up Christian Karl Graustein

Live Sadie Robertson

What is Christianity? Dennis M Doyle

The kids book of world religions Jennifer Glossop John Mantha

 

Year 8

 

Subject Content 

   

·         Islam

·         Judaism

KS3 Fundamental Skills

 

  

Knowledge & Understanding of Islam and Judaism

·         The influence of individuals

·         The influence of communities

·         The influence of societies

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Reading

Islam for teens Syahadat and Beriman

The Illustrated Guide to Judaism Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Eyewitness Judaism DK books

The kids book of world religions Jennifer Glossop John Mantha

 

Year 9

 

Subject Content 

 

  

·         Hinduism

·         Buddhism

·         Ethics and Philosophy

KS3 Fundamental Skills

 

  

Knowledge & Understanding of all religions

·         Similarity and differences

·         Difference between religion and beliefs

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

 

Reading

Hinduism for kids Shalu Sharma

Life skills for Hindu teens Sat guru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

The kids book of world religions Jennifer Glossp John Mantha

Children’s book of Philosophy Sarah Tomley

Introducing Ethics Dave Robinson and Chris Garratt

The Philosophy Book Will Buckingham

Buddha in your backpack Franz Metcalf

Life skills for Hindu teens Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Guru Nanak and Sikhism Rajinder Singh Panesar 

Hinduism for kids Shalu SHarama

 

Key Stage 4

Course Name 

Edexcel RE spec B Short course

Exam Board 

Edexcel

Assessment Detail

 

Paper 1: Religion and ethics (Christianity) 50%

Paper 2: Religion, Peace and Conflict (Islam) 50%

Web Link to  specification 

Specification

Subject Content 

Religious belief, marriage and the family (Christianity)

Religious belief, crime and punishment (Islam)  

Skills Taught

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of religion and belief, including: AO1

  • Beliefs, practices and sources of authority
  • Influence on individuals, communities and societies
  • Similarities and differences within and/or between religions and
  • Beliefs.

Analyse and evaluate aspects of religion and belief, including their

Significance and influence. AO2

Background/Extended Learning

 

 

Reading

The meaning of marriage Timothy Keller

The punishment system in Islam Abdurrahman Al-Maliki

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zh7bxyc

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zf64pg8