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PERFORMANCE BAND DESCRIPTIONS

GEOGRAPHY

The typical performance in this band:

Band 6
  • evaluates a wide range of geographic sources in an integrated format
  • explains complex spatial and ecological relationships and processes, establishing cause byproviding details of multiple links
  • applies detailed geographic knowledge and understanding from a variety of case studies at arange of scales
  • evaluates ecological issues and human responses using appropriate, diverse criteria such associoeconomic and political factors
  • integrates sample studies, statistical trends, geographic models and theoretical perspectives,providing evidence of wide reading
  • initiates, plans and implements geographic research and problem solving, including fieldwork, ina highly organised manner
  • efficiently communicates in written form characterised by use of appropriate text types,application of precise and abstract geographic terms and the use of complex graphic forms
Band 5
  • evaluates a range of geographic sources in a structured format
  • explains spatial and ecological relationships and processes establishing cause by detailing links
  • applies geographic knowledge and understanding from relevant case studies at a range of scales
  • presents major advantages and disadvantages of complex ecological issues and human responses by outlining major advantages and disadvantages
  • outlines sample studies, statistical trends, geographic models and perspectives in a structured format
  • initiates, plans and implements geographic research and problem solving, including fieldwork, in an organised manner
  • communicates in written form characterised by use of appropriate text types, application of major technical geographic terms and the use of graphic forms
Band 4
  • interprets major features evident in a range of geographic sources
  • describes spatial and ecological relationships and processes, identifying major causes and impacts
  • demonstrates general geographic knowledge through relevant sample studies at different scales
  • describes main arguments relevant to major ecological issues and human responses
  • describes sample studies, trends and significant geographic models
  • plans and implements descriptive geographic research including fieldwork
  • communicates in written form characterised by use of major text types, geographic terms and graphic forms
 Band 3
  • describes major features evident in some common geographic sources
  • describes spatial and ecological features, identifying general interrelationships
  • recalls general geographic knowledge of sample studies at different scales
  • identifies some arguments relevant to major ecological issues and human responses
  • outlines sample studies and trends and identifies simple geographic models
  • implements descriptive geographic research including fieldwork, attempting to use source information
  •   communicates in written form characterised by use of some major geographic terms and concepts
 Band 2
  • lists some general features and information evident in simple geographic sources
  • identifies some spatial and ecological features
  • demonstrates some general geographic knowledge in a sample study usually at a local scale
  • states an environmental issue and states a response
  • makes simple reference to a sample study and states a simple trend
  • follows some steps of a geographic research sequence to study an obvious environmental problem
  • communicates in written form characterised by use of general geographic terms and brief phrases

Band 1

 

 

 

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