Stage 2 | Assessment Type 3: Examination (1)

Stage 2
Assessment Type 3: Examination

Exam External assessment Weighting: 30%

The Geography examination is an e-exam that is assessed externally. See the calendar for the date of the examination.

Students undertake a 130-minute examination consisting of two sections.

Section 1 (approximately 50%)

Students focus on solving problems and making decisions by applying a range of geographical skills to interpret written and visual material, including maps, provided in the examination. They draw on skills, understanding, and knowledge gained from individual and class fieldwork activities and apply this in unfamiliar contexts.

Section 2 (approximately 50%)

Section 2 focuses on application of skills developed through the study of topics 1 and 3.

Students answer open-ended questions about:

  • Topic 1: Ecosystems and people
  • Topic 3: Population change.

All specific features of the assessment design criteria for this subject may be assessed in the external examination.

Student work should be their own. See Supervision and verification of student work.

Preparing for the exam

There are many ways to prepare for an exam. Resources specifically for Geography are available below.

Past exams

Content in past exams may not be reflective of content in future exams.

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Sample exams

Sample exams better reflect the types of questions students may be asked in future electronic exams. Questions may include media types which have not been possible in a paper exam (e.g. watching a video and responding).

Sample exams may not be provided for each year. They are only published when there is a significant change to the exam, like a new question type or new functionality.