Energy world

Curriculum links


GCSE Geography

Geography is not compulsory at Key Stage 4, but Energy World meets the requirements for the GSCE as the following topics covered in the resource appear on most of the GCSE syllabi:

  • Rivers, flood control, drainage basins and settlements
  • Coasts, the power of the sea, coastal features
  • Ecosystems and the human effect on biomes
  • Managing resources, energy, power and global warming
  • Maps, graphs and charts


Unit 1: The fragile world – physical systems and environmental issues

1a Ice, rivers and the sea

1b Weather climate and tourism

1c Towards sustainable development of the environment

Unit 2: The interdependent world – economic activities, global inequalities, and places

2a Economic activities and their consequences

2c Global citizenship and interdependence

Scottish Standard Grade

Study theme – The physical environment

Key ideas:

4. The physical environment offers a range of possibilities for, and limitations on, human activities

6. The physical environment is a resource which has to be used with care and its management is a global issue

Study theme – The human environment

Key idea:

11. Economic change has social and environmental consequences

Study theme – International issues

Key ideas:

12. Population is unevenly distributed

13. Populations have measurable social and economic characteristics

14. In any area, the size and structure of the population are subject to change


GSCE Science

Energy World covers the following topics:

  • Practical and enquiry skills
  • Communication skills
  • Applications and implications of science
  • Energy, electricity and radiations
  • Environment, Earth and universe


Energy World covers:

  • The impact of human activity on the environment
  • Geological processes
  • The air
  • Fossil fuels and products from organic sources
  • Circuits
  • Mains electricity
  • Electromagnetic forces
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Energy resources
  • Energy transfer

Scottish Standard Grade and Intermediate 1 and 2

Energy World covers the following topics:

Standard grade

  • Science Topic 3: Energy and its uses
  • Biology Topic 1: The Biosphere
  • Chemistry Topic 5: Fuels
  • Physics Unit 2: Using electricity
  • Physics Unit 3: Health physics
  • Physics Unit 6: Energy matters

Intermediate 1

  • Chemistry Unit 2: Everyday chemistry
  • Chemistry Unit 3: Chemistry and life

Intermediate 2

  • Biology Unit 2: Environmental biology
  • Chemistry Unit 2: Carbon compounds
  • Physics Unit 2: Electricity and electronics
  • Physics Unit 4: Radioactivity

Other subjects:


The contemporary issues analysed in Energy World will engage your students’ interest in citizenship.

Energy World can help them to:

  • obtain and use different kinds of information, including the media, to form and express an opinion
  • gain enquiry and communication skills
  • participate and understand and take responsible action


Students on GNVQ programmes will find the E.ON Energy Experience useful for the Key Skills requirements of their work, especially ICT and communication.

There is also relevance to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which the QCA promotes as ‘an approach to the whole curriculum and management of a school.’