ST. MARY'S CANOSSIAN COLLEGE

A. Objectives

Geography is the integrated study of the earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. It is unique in bridging social sciences (human geography) with its understanding of the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and the earth sciences (physical geography) in the understanding of the dynamics of physical landscapes and environmental processes. Geography puts this understanding of social and physical processes within the essential context of places and regions – recognizing the great differences in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments across the world, and the links between them. Understanding the causes of differences and inequalities between places and social groups underlie much of the newer developments in human geography.

 

Last Updated: 2020-11-27


 

B. Subject Teachers

Name of Teachers
Levels
Ms. Angel Leung (Panel Head)
F.1, F5 & F.6
Ms. Winnie Cheng
F.3 & F.4
Ms. Wendy Li
F.3 & F.6
Miss Clara Leung
F.1

 

Last Updated: 2020-11-27


 

C. Assessment System (2020-2021)

 
Mid-year Assessment
Final Assessment
F.1
Mid-year Examination: 50%
Organized Test 1: 30%
Coursework: 20%
 
Final Examination: 50%
Organized Test 2: 30%
Coursework: 20%
 
F.3
Mid-year Examination: 50%
Organized Test 1: 30%
Coursework: 20%
Bonus Task (Max. 4 marks)
 
Final Examination: 50%
Organized Test 2: 30%
Coursework: 20%
Bonus Task (Max. 4 marks)
 
F.4
Mid-year Examination: 50%
Tests and Quizzes: 30%
Coursework: 20%
Bonus Marks (Max. 4 marks)
 
Final Examination: 50%
Tests and Quizzes: 30%
Coursework: 20%
Bonus Marks (Max. 4 marks)
 
F.5
Mid-year Examination: 50%
Tests and Quizzes: 20%
Coursework: 30%
Final Examination: 50%
Tests and Quizzes: 30%
Coursework: 20%
 
F.6
Final Examination: 60%
Course work: 10%
In-class assessments: 30% (10% from F5 Final Examination paper done in August + 20% from 3 scheduled Tests)
 

 

Last Updated: 2021-03-19


 

D. Assessment Syllabus

* Bring all the necessary stationery (calculator, protractor, compasses, colour pencils, and so on) 

* BORROWING OF STATIONERY FROM TEACHERS AND SCHOOLMATES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED DURING THE TEST 

 

Geography Second Organized Test
                              
 
Level
Paper Total
Duration
Examination Syllabus
Format
F.1
 
50 marks
 
35 minutes
1.   Notes p.1-19
2.   Textbook p.72-87
3.   World Map Worksheet
4.   Map Reading Revision (Central) (Questions 1, 2, 6-8)
 
 
ALL MAP READING SKILLS LEARNT EXCEPT THE EVALUATION OF LOCATIONS
 
Answer ALL questions on the Question-answer Paper provided.

Section A: Basic Map Skills (10 marks)
Section B: Map Reading (20 marks)
Section C: Fill in the Blanks (20 marks) 
 
F.3
 
50 marks
 
35 minutes
1. Living with Natural Hazards – Earthquakes (Units 4.1 to 4.4 p.56 –63, Self-review tool p.66-69, Unit 5.3 p.74-77)
 
2. ALL map reading exercises and worksheets
 
ALL GRAPHICAL and MAP READING SKILLS
LEARNT
 
Answer ALL questions on the Question-Answer Paper provided.
 
Section A: Map Reading (27 marks)
 
Section B: Fill in the blanks
(8 marks)
 
Section C: Data‐response
Questions (15 marks)
 
 


 

 

Last Updated: 2021-03-29


 

E. Subject Resources