Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Geography 2022

General information

Domain

Geography

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91007  91008  91010

Information relating to all achievement standards

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.

From 2022, the following changes will be made to all 3 standards for Level 1 examinations to better support student responses.

Language used at the start of each question will no longer be “fully explain”, but rather unpack it for learners, as shown in the attached pdf exemplar (PDF, 34KB).

The simplified language and layout should help students provide more succinct responses.

The change will not affect the content being taught.

Equipment

Candidates are advised to bring coloured pencils, 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 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

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. 

Candidates will be expected to:

  • provide answers in written and annotated diagram and/or map(s) form
  • refer to a specific case study or studies. 

Candidates will be given a list of concepts from which to choose.


Standard

91008

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts

Version

3

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. 

Candidates will be given a list of concepts from which to choose.

Supporting case study evidence may come from countries and/or regions within a country.


Standard

91010

Title

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

Version

2

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. 

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, conventions, and given concepts.

In 2022, the geographic environment will be a New Zealand setting.

Refer to the key geographic concepts.


Geography subject page

Examination timetable

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