Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 13

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn 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?
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  • 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

Spring Term

 

Migration, identity and sovereignty

The carbon cycle

Paper 3 – the synoptic paper

 

  • What are the impacts of globalisation on international migration?
  • How are nation states defined and how have they evolved in a globalising world?
  • What are the impacts of global organisations on managing global issues and conflicts?
  • What are the threats to national sovereignty in a more globalised world?
  • How does the carbon cycle operate to maintain planetary health?
  • What are the consequences for people and the environment of our increasing demand for energy?
  • How are the carbon and water cycles linked to the global climate system?
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  • What is the synoptic paper and how do I answer it?

End of unit assessments for each enquiry question

 

Ongoing practice essay questions

 

Paper 3 - Synoptic paper practice

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