Geography

By For more information - Mr Cosgriff | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It explores the relationships between people and the natural environment. Geography looks at the ways in which features are arranged on the earths surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them. Vocational Pathways: Construction, Creative, Primary, Services, Social

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1GEO

Course of Study

  • Natural disasters with an emphasis on Tsunamis
  • Geography skills
  • 3 Internals based around local, national and global issues, research and sustainable use of the environment.

Assessment 

Internal 13 credits

  • AS 91009: Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment (3 credits)
  • AS 91011: Conduct geographic research, with direction (4 credits)
  • AS 91012: Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue (3 credits)

External 8 credits

  • AS 91007: Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s) (4 credits)
  • AS 91010: Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment (4 credits)

Costs 

$5 donation for one field trip to Peel Forest


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2GEO

Course of Study

  • Geography skills
  • Air pollution in Timaru
  • World Health- HIV/AIDs
  • South Island High Country - Mt Cook
  • Urban Patterns Case Study - London

Vocational Pathways: Construction, Creative, Primary, Services, Social

Assessment 

Internal 14 credits

  • AS91244: Conduct geographic research with guidance (5 credits)
  • AS91245: Explain aspects of a contemporary geographic issue (3 credits)
  • AS91246: Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale (3 credits)
  • AS91241: Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern (3 credits)

External 4 credits

  • AS91243: Demonstrate understanding of a given environment through application of geographic concepts (4 credits) (R + W)

Costs 

Field trip to Mount Cook, yet to be determined - cost approx. $80 -$100

Entry Criteria 

Automatic entry if you have attained 12 credits in Level 1 Geography or if you have not done Geography before you can do Level 2 provided you have demonstrated ability to cope with an academic subject at this level.


LEVEL THREE

Code: L3GEO

Course of Study

  • Geography skills
  • Significant Contemporary Event - Queenstown Winter Festival
  • Geographic Field Study - Queenstown
  • Global Pattern - Human Trafficking
  • Contemporary Geographic Issue - Sustainability of the Great Barrier Reef

Vocational Pathways: Construction, Creative, Primary, Services, Social

Assessment 

Internal 14 credits

  • AS91430: Conduct geographic research with consultation (5 credits)
  • AS91431: Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue (3 credits) (R)
  • AS91432: Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale (3 credits)
  • AS91428 Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective (3 credits) (R)

External 4 credits

  • AS91429: Demonstrate understanding of a given environment through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills (4 credits) (R+W)

Costs

Field trip to Queenstown - yet to be determined - cost approx. $150-$200

Entry Criteria 

Automatic entry if you have attained at least 11 credits in Level 2 Geography or if you have not done Geography before you can do Level 3 provided you have demonstrated ability to cope with an academic subject at this level. 


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