Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Geography 2020

General information

Domain

Geography

Mode 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.

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 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

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. See sample Level 2 Geography papers for the new format.

Candidates will be expected to provide answers in written and annotated map(s) form.

Candidates will be given a list of concepts to choose from. Candidates will be required to refer to a specific case study (or studies). 



Standard

91008

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. See sample Level 2 Geography papers for the new format.

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

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

Format of the assessment

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. See sample Level 2 Geography papers for the new format.

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 2020, the geographic environment will be an international setting.

Refer to the key geographic concepts.

Geography subject page

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