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Natural Landscapes


This Achievement Standard requires you to explain a natural landscape. This means explaining spatial variations of the landscape, the evolution, and change of the landscape, and how cultural perspectives and human activities have affected the natural landscape.


Settings are the regions within which we study a topic. We will study natural landscpaes in a New Zealand setting: The Tongariro Volcanic Centre, and a continental setting; the Amazon Basin.


What's in the exam?

Each year NZQA give us a rough guide as to what will be assessed in the final exam. Always check this against the Achievement Standards, as this will give you more indepth information about what the examiner is looking for. The assessment specification informs us of the exam's focus. Make sure you discuss this with your teacher.

Past Exams

Past examination papers and examiners reports are avalible on the NZQA website. The PDF files are the best to download, however due to copyright, not all the resources will necessarily download. Ask your teacher for past exams if this occurs. Use the examiner's report to check your answers.

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