Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Geography 2018

General information

Domain

Geography

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91007  91008  91010

Format of the assessment

Candidates are required to:

  • use specific information and/or case studies to illustrate their answers
  • use any combination of text, graphs, diagrams, maps, or annotated sketches that might be appropriate
  • demonstrate their knowledge of key geographic concepts.

Equipment to bring

Candidates are advised to bring coloured pencils (black, blue, green, red, brown, and yellow), a calculator, and a ruler.

Candidates should use coloured pencils in their diagrams/maps. Annotations on these diagrams/maps must be in pen. Any written work done in pencil will not be eligible for reconsideration.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

91007

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to refer to a specific case study (or studies) which should make reference to:

  • different environments that have been affected by one type of extreme natural event, OR
  • different places within an environment that are affected by a single extreme natural event.


Standard

91008

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to demonstrate knowledge of population concepts in specific countries and/or regions that they have studied.

Supporting case study evidence may come from one country, regions within a country, or from different countries.



Standard

91010

Title

Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

The examination will consist of activities and questions based on a range of geographic resources provided in a separate resource booklet, and will assess a range of skills and concepts.

Candidates will be required to apply concepts and basic skills using the specific resources provided.

In 2018, the geographic environment will be an overseas setting.

Candidates will be required to demonstrate understanding of the given environment in terms of natural and cultural resources, and will be required to apply Geographic Concepts in a specific geographic context.

Refer to the key geographic concepts.

Geography subject page 2018 Examination timetable

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