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The feedback for the level 2 skills practice Geography exam 2013. Takapuna Grammar School Geography

The feedback for the level 2 skills practice Geography exam 2013. Takapuna Grammar School Geography

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  • 1. 2.4 Skills Exam Feedback
  • 2. Overall ….. Pretty disappointing considering how many of 2.1 and 2.3 were voided. 1 Excellence 7 Merits Bunch of Achieved Bunch of Not Achieved Not too many voids – YAH there is hope!!!!
  • 3. Question 1 Answers a. 102 % b. Any THREE of: tourism, fishing, retail, forestry, dairying, horticulture or Port of Tauranga c. Matakana Island d. Kaimai Range e. Follows along the coastline OR main roads (a) or Linear or curved or peripheral pattern along coastline / clustered around harbour (b) (DID NOT accept „linear‟ or „clustered‟ or „peripheral‟) f. Oblique g. NW h. Otumoetai i. Maheka Point
  • 4. Question 1 answers continued j. Precis Map – two levels: understanding (u) and detailed (d) 1. Coastline : u – joins at both ends with general shape d – mount shape, bend within circle 2. Tauranga Airport: u – runway only within specific area d – boundary included 3. Oxidation ponds: u – within area d – 2 ponds with shape within area 4. Kopukairua: u – within outer circle d – within inner circle 5. Waikareao Estuary: u – estuary within limits, must be shaded d – not an option
  • 5. Question 1 answers continued k. 4.4 km (4.3 and 4.5 km accepted) l. 831231 (+1 on 3rd and 6th digits accepted) m. Understanding (tick) – recognition that harbour has large areas of shallows OR sand / shingle, so channel needs to be clearly marked for ships In-depth (b) – recognition that harbour has large areas of shallows AND sand/single, so channel needs to be clearly marked for ships – some supporting evidence from map n. Understanding (tick) – explains Tauranga City layout resulted from its location – some evidence from map In depth (b) – detailed explanation that T C‟s layout has resulted from its location – detailed supporting evidence Comprehensive (c) – comprehensive explanation that TC‟s layout has resulted from its location – range of points covered, detailed, supporting evidence from map, shows insight and uses geographic terminology
  • 6. Question 1 – mark allocation N0: No response; no relevant evidence N1: 5 of 18 at understanding level (5 ticks) N2: 8 of 18 at understanding level (8 ticks) A3: 11 of 18 at understanding level (11 ticks) A4: 13 of 18 at understanding level (13 ticks) M5: 3 of 7 at in-depth understanding level (b‟s) – one of which must be (e), (m) or (n) M6: 4 of 7 at in-depth understanding level (b‟s) – one of which must be (e), (m) or (n) E7: (j) at comprehensive understanding level (c‟s) plus (e), (m), or (n) at in-depth level OR (n) at comprehensive understanding level plus THREE other responses at in-depth understanding level E8: (j) and (n) at comprehensive understanding level
  • 7. Question 2 - answers Question (a) Understanding: Four of the elements (a) In depth understanding: Five of the elements (b) Comprehensive understanding: Six of the elements (c) ELEMENTS 1. Title (must include what it is, BOTH subjects and time period) 2. All axes have even scales (vertical axes begin at 0) 3. Axes correctly labelled 4. TWO lines beginning at 1961 5. Lines identified 6. At least THREE correct for Tauranga 7. At least THREE correct for New Zealand
  • 8. Question 2 answers continued Question (b) Understanding (a) Comparison general: population growth of Tauranga is much faster than for NZ; BOTH settings mentioned In-depth (b) Detailed comparisons of Tauranga and NZ growth; some specific evidence Comprehensive (c) Detailed comparisons of Tauranga and NZ growth, including future growth predictions; use of specific information
  • 9. Question 2 continued Question (c) Understanding (a) TWO differences stated; general evidence used (1)Tauranga has more people in the 65 + age group compared to NZ (2)Tauranga has fewer in the 5-14 age group In-depth (b) TWO differences stated; specific evidence used (1)Tauranga has more people in the 65 + age group at 17.4 % compared to NZ (2)Tauranga has fewer in the 5-14 age group at 14.2 %
  • 10. Question 2 answers continued Question (c) Comprehensive (c) TWO differences stated using specific evidence for BOTH subjects within answer (1)Tauranga has more people in the 65 + age group at 17.4 % compared with the rest of NZ at 14.1 % (2)Tauranga has fewer in the 5-14 age group at 14.2 % compared with the rest of NZ at 15.5 % The differences stated needed to be 65 + age group and 5 – 14 age group – NOT other age groups as they differences between Tauranga and NZ were not big in other age groups
  • 11. Question 2 answers continued Question (d) Understanding (a) Brief explanation of climate being a reason why people would choose to live there In-depth (b) Explanation of climate being a reason why people would choose to liver there; some specific evidence used Comprehensive (c) Detailed explanation of climate being a reason why people would choose to live there; use of specific evidence integrated throughout
  • 12. Question 2 – mark allocation N0: No response; no relevant evidence N1: ONE or more parts have relevance but are insufficiently correct N2: 1 of 4 at understanding level (a’s) A3: 2 of 4 at understanding level (a’s) A4: 3 of 4 at understanding level (a’s) M5: 2 of 4 at in-depth understanding level (b’s) M6: 3 of 4 at in-depth understanding level (b’s) E7: 2 of 4 at comprehensive understanding level (c’s) E8: 3 of 4 at comprehensive understanding level (c’s)
  • 13. Question 3 (a) (i) UNDERSTANDING (a’s) Explanation of characteristics of the natural environment. Some supporting evidence used. IN-DEPTH (b’s) Detailed explanation of characteristics of the natural environment. Detailed supporting evidence used. COMPREHENSIVE (c’s) Comprehensive explanation of the characteristics of the natural environment. Need to use geographic terminology Needed 2 or more characteristics
  • 14. Question 3 (a) (ii) UNDERSTANDING (a’s) Explanation of characteristics of the cultural environment. Some supporting evidence used. IN-DEPTH (b’s) Detailed explanation of characteristics of the cultural environment. Detailed supporting evidence used. COMPREHENSIVE (c’s) Comprehensive explanation of the characteristics of the cultural environment. Need to use geographic terminology Needed 2 or more characteristics
  • 15. Question 3 (b) UNDERSTANDING (a’s) Explanation of CHANGE to the natural OR cultural environment. Some supporting evidence used. IN-DEPTH (b’s) Detailed explanation of CHANGE to the natural OR cultural environment. Reference made to how landscape will be changed in the future. Detailed supporting evidence. COMPREHENSIVE (c’s) Comprehensive explanation of CHANGE to natural AND cultural environment. Reference made to how landscape will be changed in future. Range of points covered using geographic terminology
  • 16. Question 3 N0: No response; no relevant evidence N1: ONE or more parts have relevance but are insufficiently correct N2: 1 of 3 at understanding level (a’s) A3: 2 of 3 at understanding level (a’s) A4: ALL 3 at understanding level (a’s) M5: 2 of 3 at in-depth understanding level (b’s) M6: ALL 3 at in-depth understanding level (b’s) E7: 2 of 3 at comprehensive understanding level (c’s) E8: ALL 3 at comprehensive understanding level (c’s)
  • 17. Overall Comments Q1  Generally well done  Precis Map generally lacked accuracy  Specifics not used from Resource Booklet for „in-depth‟ answers  Pattern stated as „peripheral‟ or „clustered‟ or „linear‟ BUT not described “i.e. around the coastline”
  • 18. Overall Comments Q2  Generally not well done AT ALL  Graph was generally terrible  When data needs to be plotted with two different scales USE a y axis (on the left of the graph) and an x axis (on the right of the graph)  For question c state the obvious TWO differences  For question d USE THE RESOURCE BOOKLET
  • 19. Overall Comments Q3  Generally well done  Parts a and b – needed to talk about characteristics (plural) so climate AND beaches OR Port AND other industries  Part c – good explanations of cultural changed BUT natural changes often not explained at all. Question asked for both natural AND cultural