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Information about Geo Scholarship at Takapuna Grammar School for 2014

Information about Geo Scholarship at Takapuna Grammar School for 2014

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  • 1. Geo Scholarship 2014 Preliminary info
  • 2.  Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to top students in their last year of schooling.  Scholarship exams enable candidates to be assessed against challenging standards, and are demanding for the most able candidates in each subject.  Scholarship candidates are expected to demonstrate high- level critical thinking, abstraction and generalisation, and to integrate, synthesise and apply knowledge, skills, understanding and ideas to complex situations. Scholarship – from NZQA
  • 3.  Geo Schol is a resource based paper that asks you to analyse info to write essay type answers.  Geo Schol asks you to create diagrams to show info.  Geo schol requires some thinking and analysis not just learning of info. Geo Schol – what is it
  • 4.  Format of the assessment  The examination will be resource-based.  In 2014, the examination questions and resource booklet will focus on urbanization, urban settlements, and urban growth.  Some resource materials (such as maps, text, photographs, models, graphs, tables and cartoons) related to this theme will be provided, to assist candidates within this geographic context. Geo Schol - 2014
  • 5.  Candidates will be required to complete questions that involve selecting, extracting, analysing, processing, predicting, justifying, and presenting information. Candidates will be required to include relevant original visuals that will enhance their answers.  Candidates will be expected to demonstrate understanding of a range of geographic perspectives and to use their geographic knowledge, skills, ideas, and understanding to support their answers. Geo Schol – 2014
  • 6.  We run after school and lunchtime sessions to prepare you for the exam.  There are university run workshops at Auckland Uni after school to help you answer the paper.  We will have our first meeting on Wednesday March 26th at lunchtime in R86.  Come along and get more info (and yummy treats)  https://www.facebook.com/groups/tgsgeoschol/ Geo Schol - When