GEOGRAPHY ADVANCED LEVEL NEW EXAMINATION FORMAT
(For Both School and Private Candidates)
This examination format is a revised version of the 2015 format which was issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania.
The contents adhere to the 2009 Geography Syllabus for Advanced Level of Secondary Education.
The revised format emphasizes on measuring candidates’ competences in higher order thinking skills.
However, there is no any change made in the examination contents.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The Geography examination will assess the extent to which the candidates can:
2.1 acquire basic knowledge on geographical phenomena;
2.2 develop the ability to make a critical analysis and understanding of social, economic and geographical constraints which hinder national development and suggest ways of overcoming them;
2.3 acquire methods and skills of observation, measuring, recording and interpreting geographical phenomena and use them in solving their daily life problems;
2.4 acquire the social economic skills for competing in the labour market of the globalized world; and
2.5 develop a sense of commitment to preserve and utilize resources sustainably as a heritage for future generations.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The examination will assess the candidates’ ability to:
3.1 show personal initiative and commitment in managing national resources and the environment;
3.2 use natural resources sustainably in order to raise the standard of living;
3.3 use different skills to overcome day to day social and economic constraints;
3.4 recognize the interactions between their country and other countries and draw lessons to solve the existing problems;
3.5 collect, organize and interpret information in numerical or statistical forms;
3.6 use and arrange instruments accurately and confidently in presenting geographical information or data and;
3.7 demonstrate socio-economic skills in order to compete successfully in the labour market within the globalized world.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
The examination will have two (2) papers. Paper 1 (113/1 Geography 1) will cover Practical and Physical Geography. Paper 2 (113/2 Geography 2) will consist of Human and World Economic Geography.
4.1 113/1 Geography 1
The duration for this paper will be three (3) hours. The paper will consist of sections A and B with a total of seven (7) questions. Candidates will be required to answer five (5) questions. The paper will weigh 100 marks.
Section A will consist of three (3) short answer questions of which question number one (1) will be compulsory. The candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions including question 1.
Question 1 will carry twenty five (25) marks and the rest will carry fifteen (15) marks each. The section will weigh a total of forty (40) marks.
Section B will consist of four (4) essay questions. The candidates will be required to answer three (3) questions. Each question will carry twenty (20) marks. The section will weigh a total of sixty (60) marks.
4.2 113/2 Geography 2
The duration for this paper will be three (3) hours. It will consist of seven (7) essay questions.
The candidates will be required to answer five (5) questions of which question number one (1) will be compulsory. Each question will carry twenty (20) marks.
Therefore, the paper will weigh 100 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENTS
The candidates will be assessed in the following topics:
5.1 113/1 Geography 1
5.1.1 Application of statistics in Geography
5.1.2 Field research strategies
5.1.3 Position, behaviours and structure of the earth
5.1.4 The dynamic earth and consequence
5.1.5 Simple survey and map making
5.1.6 Topographic map interpretation
5.1.7 Photograph interpretation
5.1.8 Water masses
5.1.9 Study of soils
5.1.10 Space dynamics
5.2 113/2 Geography 2
5.2.1 Population and development
5.2.2 Agricultural development
5.2.3 Livestock keeping and management
5.2.4 Sustainable use of fuel and power
5.2.5 Sustainable mining
5.2.6 Sustainable use of forestry
5.2.7 Sustainable fishing
5.2.8 Environmental friendly tourism
5.2.9 Manufacturing industries
5.2.10 Transport and communication