12 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Cleere

Recommended Prior Learning

None but Year 11 Geography would be an advantage.

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.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

13 Geography

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.

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 Tags

Planning, Economic and Social Geography, Surveying, Marketing, Tourism and Geographic Information Systems, Environmental law, Landscape architecture, Engineering, Geology, Climatology, Health sciences, Conservation work, Natural hazard assessment, Demography

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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.