Hellesdon High School

Year ​9


  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

Extreme environments







  • What is an extreme environment?
  • Where in the world is extreme?
  • How do animals and plants adapt to extreme environments?
  • How do people adapt to extreme environments?
  • What challenges are there?
  • How are extreme environments managed?


  • What transformations are occurring in Asia?
  • How do people adapt to the climate?
  • Why is the population so diverse?
  • What are the challenges of urbanisation in Asia?
  • What is the economic future for Asia?

End of unit Extreme environments assessment

End of unit Asia assessment

Key terms tests x2

Spring Term


Continuation of Asia

 Middle East

  • Why is the Middle East important?
  • How does physical geography shape the region?
  • What issues does climate cause in the Middle East?
  • What is the population like?
  • How are conflict and development linked in the Middle East?

End of unit Middle East assessment

Summer Term



  • 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?

End of unit Africa assessment
Key terms tests x2