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Title: NSS GEOGRAPHY


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NSS GEOGRAPHY
  • Curriculum Assessment

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Curriculum Framework
Compulsory Part 7 geographical issues problems 70 (60 in 2014)
Elective Part 2 out of 4 electives 30 (25 in 2014)
School Based Assessment (2014) Fieldwork Spatial Data Enquiry (15 in 2014)
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Compulsory Topics
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1. Opportunities RisksIs it rational to live
in hazard-prone areas?
  • WHERE do these hazards occur?
  • WHY do they occur?
  • HOW and WHY do the impact of these hazards vary
    greatly from place to place?
  • WHY do people still live in hazard-prone areas?

Tsunami
Volcanic eruption
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2. Managing River coastal environments
  • HOW does water shape our rivers and coasts?
  • HOW can human activities influence the river and
    coastal environments?
  • HOW to manage rivers coasts in
  • a sustainable way?

reclamation
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3.Changing industrial location
HK factories in 1960s
Globalization in industries
  • WHY do industrial location changes through time?
  • HOW do research development affect industrial
    location lately?

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4. Building a sustainable city
  • WHY do conflicts arise in economic development?
  • How to strike a balance between economic
    development and environmental conservation?

Economic Development
conservation
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5. Combating FamineIs technology a panacea for
food shortage?
  • To what extent is famine a naturally or human
    induced disaster.
  • How far can farming technology combating food
    shortage?

Obesity in MDCs
Technology???
Intellectual aid???
Food shortage in LDCs
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6. Disappearing green canopy
  • WHY do tropical rain forests under threat?
  • HOW does deforestation affect nature man?
  • HOW to have a sustainable forest management?

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7. Global Warming Is it a fact or fiction?
  • WHAT is the evidence for global warming?
  • TO WHAT EXTENT is global warming an actual
    climate change or a long term climatic
    fluctuation.
  • How can man save the environment?

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Elective Topics
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Dynamic Earth The building of HK
  • WHAT are the processes that shape the earth /
    physical landscape of Hong Kong?
  • HOW to manage geological resources and geological
    hazards?

landslides
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Weather Climate
  • WHY does climate vary with location?
  • HOW does climate influence human activities?
  • HOW do human activities modify climate?

Flooding
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Assessment
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Assessment
Paper I Paper II SBA (2014)
Duration 2.5 hours 1 hour S5 S6
Scope Compulsory Part Elective Part Fieldwork
Section / Question type MC (20) Data / skill based (30) Short essay (10) D. Data / skill based (15) E. Short essay (10) F. 1 report submitted in S6 before the public exam
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Highlights
  • Map Reading Skills
  • Geographical Information System ( a IT tool that
    integrates, stores, edits, analyzes, shares, and
    displays geographic information)
  • Field Study / Visit dynamic earth, managing
    river coastal environment
  • SBA in 2014

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Field Study / Visits
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