Assessment Specifications

Level 2 Geography 2022

General information

Domain

Geography

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91240  91242  91243

Information relating to all achievement standards

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

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

From 2022, the following changes will be made to all 3 standards for Level 2 examinations to better support student responses.

Language used at the start of each question may no longer use terms such as “fully explain”, but rather unpack it for learners, as shown in the attached pdf exemplar (PDF, 25KB).

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

The change will not affect the content being taught.

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 achievement standards

Standard

91240

Title

Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment

Version

2

Number of credits

4

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

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
  • include case studies that refer to communities, areas, or countries at different stages of development.

Standard

91243

Title

Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Version

2

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with multiple parts, covering a range of geographic concepts and skills to demonstrate an understanding of a given overseas 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 and/or interpret map(s), graph(s), and diagram(s), and apply concept(s) in an extended paragraph(s).


Geography subject page

Examination timetable

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