13 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Cleere

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 and/or 2 Geography would be an advantage. Sound Literacy skills are a requirement.

Geography is about people and their environment.

This course aims to:

  • Develop a knowledge and understanding of geographic environments. Enable students to analyse what happens in both natural and cultural environments.
  • Allow students to develop their geographical skills, to carry out research and to analyse contemporary geographic issues facing us globally and within New Zealand.
  • Encourage spatial thinking.

This course will cover:

  • Natural processes within a coastal environment of Muriwai
  • Cultural process of tourism development in Hawaii
  • Developing skills such as topographic mapping, statistical techniques, graphing and resource interpretation in a practical context within a research topic
  • Current Global Geographic Issues such as HIV/AIDS pandemic
  • The planning process and impacts of a significant current event such as Polyfest or Rhythm and Vines

Future Areas of interest and study:
Geography can be studied at university level as part of a science or arts degree and as a first year subject for law. It is considered a language rich subject for The University of Auckland, and is a popular choice of 'arts' subjects for gaining access to the Bachelor of Health Sciences pathway to medicine. Geography is very useful alongside a number of other subjects to build understanding of the world necessary in all disciplines. Career opportunities are varied but can include geographic information systems, environmental consultancy, planning, teaching, environmental law.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Field trip to Muriwai - Approx. $20-$25

Pathway Tags

University degree, geographic information systems, environmental consultancy, planning, surveying, teaching, 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.