THE FOREST HIGH SCHOOL
ASSESSMENT TASK
Subject: Geography
Class: Year 8
Name and number of task: Global Change – Olympic Games report
Issue Date:
Due Date:
Weighting of task: 30%
Areas of Learning
AL 1 Students develop skills in acquiring, processing and communicating geographical information
AL 5 Knowledge and understanding about how physical, social, cultural, economic and political factors shape
communities, including the global community
Submission Instructions
Assignment must be presented on A4 paper in one plastic sleeve. Late assignments will be accepted, but will
lose 20% per day for the first 5 days, then will be given a mark of zero.
Task Description
You are to write a report on the Olympic Games as a global event. In your report include the following
information under the headings provided:
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Introduction (2 marks)
Briefly describe the Olympic Games and how often they are held. (1 paragraph)
Involvement in the Olympic Games (2 marks)
List:
a. 2 countries from the developing world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games
b. 2 countries from the developed world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games
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Olympic Mascots (6 marks)
Identify and describe the Mascots for the 2012 London Olympic Games. (1/2 page)
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The Olympic Committee (5 marks)
Outline the process that a person from Australia would need to follow in order to become a member
of the International Olympic Committee. (1/2 page)
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Medal Winners (6 marks)
Write a ½ page on the medal winners of the 2012 Olympic games. In your discussion identify the
country that gained the highest number of Olympic medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and
the country that gained the lowest number of Olympic medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Propose and justify reasons why there would be a difference in the medal tally between these two
countries. (1/2 page)
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Globalisation – the importance of the Olympic Games (9 marks)
Explain three reasons for the importance of the Olympic Games to the world. In your explanation
identify whether it is a political, social or economic reason (3/4 page extended response).
Punctuation, grammar and spelling are important and will affect your mark for each section.
Note: a useful website to start your research: www.olympic.org
Rubric/scaffold
You will be assessed on your ability to:
 Present your information in report format
 Use appropriate terminology and vocabulary
 Select relevant information
 Apply the directive terms for each section of the report
Marking criteria/guidelines
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Criteria
Presents a sustained, logical and cohesive response in the form of a report; consistently
using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Briefly describes the Olympic Games and how often they are held.
Lists 2 appropriate countries from the developing world that participated in the 2012
Olympic Games and 2 appropriate countries from the developed world that participated in
the 2012 Olympic Games.
Clearly identifies and accurately describes all the mascots for the 2012 London Olympic
Games using appropriately descriptive language.
Accurately and concisely outlines the process to become a member of the Olympic
Committee.
Correctly identifies the country that gained the highest number of Olympic medals in the
2012 London Olympic Games and the country that gained the lowest number of Olympic
medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and clearly proposes and justifies in detail at
least three reasons for the difference.
Comprehensively explains at least one political, one social and one economic reason for
the importance of the Olympic Games to the world.
Presents a logical and cohesive response in the form of a report; consistently using correct
grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Briefly describes the Olympic Games and how often they are held.
Lists 2 appropriate countries from the developing world that participated in the 2012
Olympic Games and 2 appropriate countries from the developed world that participated in
the 2012 Olympic Games.
Clearly identifies and describes all the mascots for the 2012 London Olympic Games
using descriptive language.
Accurately outlines the process to become a member of the Olympic Committee.
Correctly identifies the country that gained the highest number of Olympic medals in the
2012 London Olympic Games and the country that gained the lowest number of Olympic
medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and clearly proposes and justifies at least two
reasons for the difference.
Comprehensively explains one political, one social and one economic reason for the
importance of the Olympic Games to the world.
Presents a response in the form of a report; using correct grammar, punctuation and
spelling.
Briefly describes the Olympic Games and how often they are held.
Lists 2 countries from the developing world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games
and 2 countries from the developed world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Identifies and briefly describes all the mascots for the 2012 London Olympic Games using
some descriptive language.
Outlines the process to become a member of the Olympic Committee.
Correctly identifies the country that gained the highest number of Olympic medals in the
2012 London Olympic Games and the country that gained the lowest number of Olympic
medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and proposes and justifies at least two
reasons for the difference.
Explains one political, one social and one economic reason for the importance of the
Olympic Games to the world.
Presents a response that contains some features of a report. Grammar, punctuation and
Marks
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OUTSTANDING
26-30
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HIGH
21-25
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SOUND
10-20
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spelling are not always accurate throughout the report.
 Briefly outlines the Olympic Games.
 Lists 2 countries either from the developing world that participated in the 2012 Olympic
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BASIC
5-9
Games or from the developed world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Identifies and briefly describes at least one mascot for the 2012 London Olympic Games
using limited descriptive language.
Outlines, in part, the process to become a member of the Olympic Committee.
Identifies a country that gained one of the highest number of Olympic medals in the 2012
London Olympic Games and the country that gained one of the lowest number of Olympic
medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games and briefly provides one reason for the
difference.
Briefly discusses one political and/or one social and/or one economic reason for the
importance of the Olympic Games to the world.
 Presents a response that has limited features of a report. Grammar, punctuation and
spelling are consistently poor.
 Briefly outlines the Olympic Games.
 Lists 2 countries but does not identify them as being from the developing world or
from the developed world that participated in the 2012 Olympic Games.
 Identifies and poorly describes one mascot for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
 Outlines, in part, the process to become a member of the Olympic Committee.
 Identifies a country that gained one of the highest number of Olympic medals in
the 2012 London Olympic Games or the country that gained one of the lowest
number of Olympic medals in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
 Limited discussion of one political or one social or one economic reason for the
importance of the Olympic Games.
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