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Year 9 Geography Assessment – Geography Test Date Due: Exam Week Weighting: 20% Rationale: In accordance with the stage 5 syllabus, this task is a formal assessment of student’s skills, knowledge and understanding acquired in stage 5. It will test the work in class covering the “Investigating Australia’s Physical Environments” topic. Outcomes assessed: 5.1 identifies, gathers and evaluates geographical information 5.2 analyses, organises and synthesises geographical information 5.4 selects and applies appropriate geographical tools 5.6 explains the geographical processes that form and transform Australian environments 5.10 applies geographical knowledge, understanding and skills with knowledge of civics to demonstrate informed and active citizenship.


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locate features using area and grid references identify physical and cultural features on a map measure distances on a map using linear scale identify scale as written, linear or representative fraction use the points of a compass to determine direction identify and interpret relief Interpret a synoptic chart Interpret a cartoon or image and write a response


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The Australian continent Physical characteristics that make Australia unique Natural hazards introduced.

Task Description: Half-Yearly Exam Format: Test that will require multiple choice and short answers. Time Allocated- 45 Minutes