YEAR ELEVEN - INDIVIDUAL STUDY
SEG GCSE Syllabuses 2001: Geography COURSEWORK MARKING CRITERIA
The following criteria should be used to assess the coursework component. UNDERSTANDING
Level 1 The candidate demonstrates, through brief description, some understanding of ideas and concepts involved and can apply it in a simple manner to the geographical topic. (1-2 marks)
Level 2 The candidate demonstrates, through description and explanation, an understanding of the ideas and concepts involved, and can apply it to the geographical topic. (3-4 marks)
Level 3 The candidate demonstrates, through description and explanation, a thorough understanding of the ideas, oncepts and processes involved, and can apply it constructively to the geographical topic. (5-6 marks)
METHODOLOGY
Level 1 The candidate briefly describes the purpose of the study and lists the methods used in collecting data. Any observation, collection and recording are based on a limited range of basic techniques. (1-2 marks)
Level 2 The candidate briefly describes the purpose of the study and the methods used in collecting the data. Observation, collection and recording of a variety of information, appropriate to the study, take place using a selection of valid techniques. The work is organised, planned and shows some evidence of the development of tasks. (3-4 marks) Level 3 The candidate describes and explains both the purpose of the study and how the methods used in collecting the data, e.g. location and timing, are relevant to that study. Observation, collection and recording of all relevant information take place using a comprehensive range of valid techniques. The work is well organised, planned and shows some evidence of originality and initiative by the candidate. (5-6 marks)
DATA PRESENTATION
Level 1 The candidate uses, with some degree of accuracy, a limited range of basic techniques to present the data. (1-2 marks)
Level 2 The candidate selects and uses a range of appropriate techniques, to present the data accurately. (3-4 marks)
Level 3 The candidate selects and uses a range of appropriate techniques and employs more complex skills to present the data accurately. (5-6 marks)
DATA INTERPRETATION
Level 1 The candidate attempts to give a brief description of the results and/or suggest basic reasons for the results produced. (1-2 marks)
Level 2 The candidate makes valid statements about the results. Attempts are made to analyse the results. Conclusions are drawn that relate to the original purpose of the study. (3-4 marks)
Level 3 The candidate refers specifically to the data in producing valid conclusions that relate to the original purpose of the study. Through a detailed analysis of the material, links are demonstrated. (5-6 marks)
EVALUATION
Level 1 The candidate briefly describes the limitations of the method and/or the conclusions, and/or provides a simple evaluation of the results in relation to the geographical topic. (1-2 marks)
Level 2 The candidate gives a detailed description of the limitations of the method and the conclusions, and provides a reasoned evaluation of the results in relation to the geographical topic chosen. (3-4 marks)
Level 3 The candidate gives a detailed description of the limitations of the method and the conclusions, and provides a comprehensive evaluation of the results in relation to the geographical topic studied. (5-6 marks)
Year 11 topics are Individual Study, Glaciation, Rivers, Industry, Development and Interdependence.
Individual Study This accounts for 25% of your final GCSE. View Individual Study pages
Unit One - Glaciation. This is one of three physical geography units examined in Paper 1. View the Glaciation topics.
Unit Two - Rivers. This is one of three physical geography units. The physical geography units and skills unit are in Paper 1. View the Rivers topics
Unit Three - Industry This is a major exam subject of Paper 2. View the Industry topics.
Unit Four - Development and Interdependence.This is a major exam subject of Paper 2. View the Development and Interdependence topics.
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