Assessment Specifications

Level 3 Geography 2022

General information

Domain

Geography

Method of assessment

Written examination

Standards

91426  91427  91429

Information relating to all achievement standards

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

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

Language used at the start of each question may no longer use terms such as “comprehensively analyse” but rather unpack it for learners, as shown in the attached pdf exemplar (PDF, 22KB).

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

91426

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment

Version

2

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with a written and visual component.


Standard

91427

Title

Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)

Version

2

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with a written and visual component.


Standard

91429

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills

Version

2

Number of credits

4

There will be ONE question with multiple parts. Each part of the question will involve candidates selecting and applying geographic skills and concepts to demonstrate their understanding of a given geographic environment in an overseas setting.

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

A comprehensive list of skills can be found in the Teaching and Learning Guide for Geography.


Geography subject page

Examination timetable

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