GEO21S

GEOGRAPHY 21S - Semester 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Stoddart

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time and explain relationships and connections between people and the environment. Essentially geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). This course covers aspects of physical and human geography.

Study and assessments include:
1. Conducting geographic research.
2. Evaluating the modern day issue of freedom camping and the impact that it has on people and the environment.
3. Conducting a geographic study of the South Island High Country.

Future Possibilities
Geography continues into Year 13 as a Level 3 subject. Beyond that it can be studied at University as a Science or Arts subject. Geography is an excellent general skills subject for most careers.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1-day field trip $25.00

Recommended Prior Learning

Students with reasonable NCEA Level 1 grades including a minimum of 10 literacy credits may study Geography at this level even if they have not studied it before. Students taking Geography for the first time need to see the Teacher in Charge before being granted entry.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5