Geography Past Papers Form Four Necta
The only topic that has been completely dropped out from the former format is TRADE AND COMMERCE. Otherwise the subject content in the revised format has to a large extent remained the same.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objectives of the Geography examination are to determine:
2.1 the extent to which candidates have developed awareness of resources at national and global levels.
2.2 whether candidates have acquired methods, skills of observation, measuring, recording
and interpreting geographical phenomenon and can use them in solving daily life problems.
2.3 whether candidates have acquired the social economic skills for competing in the labour market of the globalised world.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
At the end of the four years of secondary education, candidates are expected to demonstrate the following competences.
3.1 Understanding of their country and ability to value it as their heritage.
3.2 Ability to use sustainably natural resources to raise the standard of living.
3.3 Ability to use different ways to overcome day to day social and economic constraints.
3.4 Understanding of interactions between their country and other countries and draw lessons to solve existing problems.
3.5 Ability to observe, record, analyse, interpret geographical phenomenon and conduct research.
3.6 Ability to utilize skills and take appropriate measures to manage the environment.
3.7 Utilization of socio-economic skills to successfully compete in the labour market within the globalised world.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper of three 3 hours duration. The paper will consist of 12 questions in sections A, B, C and D. Section D will have two (2) parts. Candidates will be required to answer all questions in Sections A, B and C and two (2) questions from section D, choosing one (1) question from each part.
4.1 SECTION A: This section will comprise three (3) questions. Question number 1 will consist of 10 multiple-choice items from Physical and Mathematical Geography. Each item will weigh one (1) mark. Question number 2 will consist of matching items from any topic of the syllabus except Human Geography. List A will consist of 5 items which will be matched with 10 items from list B. Each item will weigh one (1) mark. Question number 3 will be an explanatory question set from a Physical Geography topic. The question will weigh 10 marks. Hence section A will weigh 25 marks.
4.2 SECTION B: There will be three (3) questions in this section from the following topics: Application of statistics, introduction to research and elementary surveying. Each question in this section will carry nine (9) marks. Thus section B will weigh 27 marks.
4.3 SECTION C: This section will consist of two (2) questions. One question will be set from the map extract given and will weigh 18 marks, the other will be set from the photograph provided and will weigh 10 marks. The section will weigh 28 marks.
4.4 SECTION D: This section will comprise four (4) essay questions in parts 1 and II. Part one will consist of two (2) questions set from regional focal studies. Part two will also consist of two (2) questions. One of the questions will be set from either human population or settlement. The other question will be set environmental issues and management. Each question in this section will weigh 10 marks. The whole section will weigh 20 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
5.1 The concept of geography
5.2 The solar system
5.3 Major features of the earth’s surface
5.6 Map reading and interpretation
5.7 Photograph reading and interpretation
5.8 Elementary surveying
5.9 Introduction to research
5.10 Application of statistics in geography
5.12 Water management for economic development
5.13 Sustainable use of forest resources
5.14 Sustainable mining
5.15 Tourism industry
5.16 Manufacturing industry
5.17 Sustainable use of power and energy resources
5.19 Structure of the earth
5.20 Forces that affect the earth
5.21 Climate and natural regions
5.23 Human population
5.25 Environmental issues and management