Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 12

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Globalisation

Tectonics

  • What are the causes of globalisation and why has it accelerated in recent decades?
  • What are the impacts of globalisation for countries, different groups of people and cultures and the physical environment?
  • What are the consequences of globalisation for global development and the physical environment and how should different players respond to its challenges?

 

  • Why are some locations more at risk from tectonic hazards?
  • Why do some tectonic hazards develop into disasters?
  • How successful is the management of tectonic hazards and disasters?

End of unit assessments for each enquiry question

 

Ongoing practice essay questions

Spring Term

 

Diverse Places

Coasts

 

  • How do population structures vary? An in-depth study of the local place in which you live or study and one contrasting place
  • How do different people view diverse living spaces?
  • Why are there demographic and cultural tensions in diverse places?
  • How successfully are cultural and demographic issues managed?

 

  • Why are coastal landscapes different and what processes cause these differences?
  • How do characteristic coastal landforms contribute to coastal landscapes?
  • How do coastal erosion and sea level change alter the physical characteristics of coastlines and increase risks?
  • How can coastlines be managed to meet the needs of all players?

End of unit assessments for each enquiry question

 

Ongoing practice essay questions

Summer Term

Superpowers

The water cycle
  • What are superpowers and how have they changed over time?
  • What are the impacts of superpowers on the global economy, political systems and the physical environment?
  • What spheres of influence are contested by superpowers and what are the implications of this?
  • What are the processes operating within the hydrological cycle from global to local scale?
  • What factors influence the hydrological system over short- and long-term timescales?
  • How does water insecurity occur and why is it becoming such a global issue for the 21st century?

End of unit assessments for each enquiry question

 

Ongoing practice essay questions