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Year 9 Revision Materials


By clicking on each subject you will see the information and links to the topics that you need to revise for your assessments.




Reading Assessment:

Short answer questions to test:

  • Knowledge of parts of speech
  • Knowledge of genre
  • Inference
  • Emerging analytical skills
  • The ability to select evidence


Extended question at the end to test students’ analytical skills as well as their ability to form WHAT, HOW, WHY paragraphs which explore the inferences they have made.


(All of these skills have been covered in your schemes of learning throughout the year)


Useful website for revision: Critical reading - KS3 English - BBC Bitesize

Writing Assessment:

This will be on creative/narrative writing. Useful website for revision: Writing skills - KS3 English - BBC Bitesize

Please check back on Tuesday 21/05 for further resources


The topics listed below will appear in your assessments, along with some of the topics from Year 7 and Year 8. Use the knowledge organisers to remind yourself of how to do a particular skill, then practice it using examples.

  • 3D Shapes
  • Deduction
  • Forming and solving equations
  • Straight line graphs
  • Using percentages
  • Maths and money
  • Ratio and proportion problems
  • Pythagoras theorem
  • Enlargement and similarity
  • Rotation and translation
  • Constructions and congruency







Assessment topics / sub topics

Revision reference (websites, books, etc)


Topics to revise

Autumn Term: Outbreak of World War One and the Rise of Fascism

·         The rivalry between the European powers in 1914

·         The Assassination and the outbreak of war

·         Changes in warfare during the First World War

·         Rise of Hitler

·         Rise of Stalin


Spring Term: Holocaust enquiry and the Tale of Berlin

·         Life for the Jewish before and during Nazi occupation

·         Why did the Second World War break out?

·         Fate of Berlin from 1945-89



Summer Term: Race Relations in the US and UK compared c1945-c1980

·         Impact of War on race relations

·         Bristol and Montgomery Bus Boycott

·         Kelso Cochrane and Emmett Till


Access our interactive knowledge organisers here:




All resources including websites and lesson slides can be found on:


Other information

The assessment will last for 40 minutes and include the following formats and Skills:

-Historical Knowledge- A short round of multi-choice questions and short answer questions

-A features question- Explain two features (who, what, where, why etc) of an event of individual

-Source inference- Using a historical source to identify historical interpretation and information

-Chronology- Placing events in correct chronological order

-Explain why- Explaining and linking causes of an event and the outcomes




End of Year Assessment – Revision Checklist – Year 9

Topic 1 – Resources

I can…

·      Define the following key terms:

o   Resource

o   Renewable resource

o   Non-renewable resource

o   Fossil fuel

o   Resource security

·      Explain the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable energy sources

·      Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a major resource project, such as water transfer in China

Topic 2 – Climate Change

I can…

·      Define the following key terms

o   Climate

o   Climate change

o   Greenhouse effect

o   Enhanced greenhouse effect

o   Tropical storm

·      Explain the different causes of natural and manmade climate change

o   Volcanos

o   Orbital changes

o   Asteroid impacts

o   Burning fossil fuels

o   Agriculture

·      Explain the different types of evidence used to prove that climate change is happening:

o   Climate data

o   Ice cores

o   Sea level measurements

o   Atmospheric measurements

Topic 3 - Coasts

I can…

·      Define the following key terms

o   Erosion

o   Weathering

o   Longshore drift

o   Deposition

o   Mass movement

·      Explain how the following coastal features are formed

o   Headlands and bays

o   Spits

o   Arches

·      Explain how hard and soft engineering methods can be used to protect the coast from erosion

Topic 4 – Year 8 Content - Development

I can…

·      Define the following key terms

o   Development

o   Developed country

o   Emerging country

o   Developing country

o   Gross National Income (GNI) per capita

o   Human Development Index (HDI)

·      Highlight the key differences in wealth, health and education between more and less developed countries