Hellesdon High School

Year 10


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Unit 1 - Climate change/Tectonic hazards




UNIT 4 – Physical landscape of the UK

  • What are the causes of climatic/tectonic hazards?
  • What are the impacts of climatic/tectonic hazards?
  • How are climatic/tectonic hazards managed?
  • What is the geology of the UK?


  • How does geology shape the landscape?
  • How does geology shape coasts and rivers?
  • How are coastal and river landforms created?
  • What are the risks associated with rivers and coasts?
  • How are rivers and coasts managed?

End of unit change/Tectonic hazards assessments

Key terms test

Spring Term


Continue with UNIT 4 – Physical landscape of the UK

Unit 2 – Development dynamics

  • How do we measure development?
  • What is global inequality?
  • Why is there a development gap?
  • India – development case study

End of unit Physical landscape of the UK assessment

Key terms test

Summer Term


Continuation of Unit 2 – Development dynamics

Unit 5 – The UK’s evolving human landscape

Unit 6 – Geographical investigations

  • Where do people live in the UK?
  • What is the economy of the UK like?
  • How has globalisation affected the UK?
  • Why is London so important to the UK?
  • Investigating variations in urban quality of life
  • Primary data collection for urban fieldwork
  • Processing and presenting urban fieldwork data Analysis and conclusions – urban enquiry
  • Evaluating your urban enquiry

End of unit development assessment