Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Geography 2019

General information

Domain

Geography

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

91240  91242  91243

Format of the assessment

Candidates should use specific information and/or case studies to illustrate their answers.

Refer to the key geographic concepts and the Glossary of Māori concepts.

Equipment to bring

Candidates are advised to bring coloured pencils, a calculator, a protractor, 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

91240

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. Candidates will be required to complete written responses, which may be supported by sketch maps and/or diagrams.



Standard

91242

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development

Version

3

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. Candidates will be required to complete written responses, which may be supported by sketch maps and/or diagrams.

Candidates will be required to include case studies that refer to communities, areas, or countries across the globe at different stages of development.

Candidates are expected to be familiar with the Human Development Index (HDI).



Standard

91243

Title

Apply geography concepts and 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 covering a range of geographic concepts and skills to demonstrate an understanding of a given New Zealand environment.

Definitions of key geographic concepts will not be provided as part of individual questions but will be provided in the resource booklet.

Candidates will be required to apply particular skills using the specified resource material, construct simple diagram(s), and apply concept(s) in an extended paragraph(s).

Geography subject page 2019 Examination timetable

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