12GEO

12 Geography

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Cleere

Geography is about people and their environment.

This course aims to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of the world's people and places.
  • Allow students to consider and form opinions about current issues facing us.
  • Help students develop skills to carry out research.
  • Use information and communication technology to enhance learning.

This course will cover:

  • Natural environments and their use for development, the challenge of managing disparities in development around the world as a result of contrasting natural environments, governments and multi-national corporations.
  • The global pattern of coffee production and its impacts on communities
  • Patterns within large urban environments due to natural and cultural factors.
  • Geographical skills such as topographic mapping and statistical techniques will be integrated into the course.

Field trip: Three days in Tongariro National Park.

Recommended Prior Learning

None but Year 11 Geography would be an advantage.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Optional field trip to Tongariro National Park to support learning for an internal and external achievement standard. Cost is based on 2021 costs, so may alter for 2022.

Pathway

Geography can be studied through to Level 3 NCEA and Scholarship. It has the advantage of continuing as both a science and arts subject at university. It is very useful alongside other subjects as it offers an understanding of the world necessary for a variety of disciplines. Geography also leads to careers in planning, economic and social geography, surveying, marketing, tourism and Geographic Information Systems.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.