GEOGRAPHY FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT (FTNA) FORMAT
This assessment format is a revised version of the one issued in 2017 by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA).
The format is based on the Geography Syllabus for Ordinary Secondary Education issued in 2005.
Changes that have been made in this format are the improvement of the assessment rubric and the inclusion of a table of specifications.
Apart from these improvements, there is no change in the assessment contents.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment will measure the extent to which the students are able to:
<> interpret the concept of Geography, the solar system and its related aspects;
<> illustrate and differentiate physical components of the earth;
<> attain skills of observation, measuring, recording and interpreting geographical phenomena;
<> identify major types of human activities; and
<> develop skills on basic principles of scientific investigation.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment will measure the students’ ability to:
<> explain the concept of Geography, its area of study and the aspects related to the solar system;
<> identify the parts and physical components of the earth;
<> observe, read, record, measure, calculate, analyse and interpret the elements of weather, climate and information on simple topographical maps;
<> relate climate to the environment and use conservation skills to protect the environment from environmental hazards caused by social and economic activities;
<> explain the sustainable ways of utilising natural resources; and identify the types, characteristics, importance and problems of social and economic activities and their relationship with climate.
4. ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper, which will take 1 2 2 hours. The paper will consist of 10 questions categorised into sections A, B and C.
Students will be required to attempt all questions from each section. This paper will weigh a total of 100 marks.
Section A will comprise two (2) objective questions. Question 1 will consist of 10 multiple-choice items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.
Question 2 will be a matching items question with five (5) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks. Therefore, this section will weigh a total of 15 marks.
Section B will consist of seven (7) short answer questions, each question carrying 10 marks. Therefore, the section will weigh a total of 70 marks. Section C will consist of one (1) essay question, which will weigh 15 marks.
5.0 ASSESSMENT CONTENTS
The following topics will be assessed:
5.2 The solar system
5.6 Map work
5.7 Human activities
5.11 Sustainable mining