Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year ​8


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term



  • What are rivers?
  • What processes shape rivers?
  • How are river landforms created?
  • Why do rivers flood?
  • How does flooding affect people and property?


  • What is globalisation?
  • What are TNCs and how do they contribute to globalisation?
  • What are the impacts of globalisation on people and the environment?

End of unit Rivers assessment

End of unit Globalisation assessment

Key terms tests x2

Spring Term


Climate change



  • What is climate change?
  • How do humans cause climate change?
  • What are the impacts of climate change?
  • How can we manage climate change?


  • What are plate tectonics?
  • What is a hazard?
  • How do tectonic movements cause hazards?
  • Where is the world has tectonic hazards?
  • How are people affected by tectonic hazards?

End of unit Climate Change assessment

End of unit Tectonics assessment

Key terms tests x2

Summer Term



Europe/UK contemporary issues

  • What is the physical landscape of Africa?
  • How has Africa’s past shaped its present?
  • How developed is Africa?
  • What is the population like in Africa?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for Africa?


  • Where is Europe?
  • What do British and European mean?
  • How do politics work in Britain?
  • What is the EU?

End of unit Africa assessment

Key terms tests x2