This exam consists of three separate sections, each section will be given it’s own final grade and all three grades will be reported on in your end of year school report (Not Achieved, Achieved, Merit, or Excellence).
Section 1: Current Events and General Knowledge
Your recall of major current events from terms 1, 2 and 3 will be tested as short answer questions, multichoice questions, cartoon interpretation and identifying people who have been in the news, as well as testing some basic general knowledge by naming features from a world map. To revise, current event quizzes from the first three terms are up on the Y9 Social Studies Moodle Course.
Section 2: Skills
You will asked to construct and/or interpret maps, graphs, cartoons and values positions.
Section 3: Topic Questions
A. Nation of Migrants
B. Systems of Government
C. Sustainable Environments and Extreme Events
For each topic you will write on one paragraph topic and answer some short answer questions which may take the form of any of the following: short answer recall questions, completing diagrams, fill in the missing word passage and/or matching key vocab and definitions.
Your Social Studies teacher will give you further guidance. You should direct any questions you have to them.
– Ms McDiarmid (HOF Social Sciences)