12GEO

12 Geography

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.


Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Optional field trip to Tongariro approximately $250.

Recommended Prior Learning

None but Year 11 Geography would be an advantage.

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,4w
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,4w
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
TotalNumeracy 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.

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