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.

 

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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

 

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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%
Bonus Marks (Max. 4 marks)
Final Examination: 50%
Tests and Quizzes: 30%
Coursework: 20%
Bonus Marks (Max. 4 marks)
 
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)
 

 

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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 EXAMINATION 

 

Mid-Year Examination

Level
Paper Total
Duration
Examination Syllabus
Format
F.1
70 marks
45 minutes
1.    Notes P.1-8 
2.    World Map Worksheet 
3.    Textbook C1 Using Urban Space Wisely P.72-81 
Answer ALL questions on the Question-answer Sheet provided. 
 
Section A: World Map and Map of Hong Kong (30 marks)  
 
Section B: Map Reading (40 marks) 
 
# BRING COLOUR PENCILS AND PROTRACTOR 
F.3
100 marks
1 hour 15 minutes
1. Living with Natural Hazards (P.1-53) (excluding P.48-49) 
2. All Map Reading handouts and exercises   
 
Section A: Map Reading (30 marks) 
 
Section B: True or False (10 marks) 
 
Section C: Multiple Choice (7 marks) 
 
Section D: Fill in the blanks (18 marks) 
 
Section E: Data-response Questions (35 marks) 
F.4
50 marks
1 hour and 30 minutes
1.    C1 Opportunities and Risks 
2.    Managing River Environment (P.2-64) 
Section A: Multiple-choice Questions (14 marks) 
 
Section B: Data-response / Structured Questions (36 marks) 
F.5
60 marks
2 hours
1.    C1 Risks and Opportunities  
2.    C2 Managing River and Coastal Environments 
3.    C5 Combating Famine 
4.    E1 Dynamic Earth 
 
Section A: Data-response / Structured Questions (36 marks) 
 
Section B: Essay Writing (12 marks) 
 
Section C: Multiple-choice Questions (12 marks) 

 

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E. Subject Resources