Level 1 Geography
Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Buddle
The standards and topics offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Geography is an excellent general knowledge subject that deals with what is happening in the world around us. Students studying Geography strengthen their abilities to research, communicate in writing, and use spatial reasoning skills and inter-personal skills. Year 11 Geography examines people interacting with their environment:
• The extreme natural events topic looks at the physical consequences of these events and the impact that it has on people;
• The Geographic Information Systems topic involves modelling and predicting what would happen if a tsunami were to hit our shores and how people should respond;
• There are a wide range of geographical skills including mapping, drawing, interpreting statistics, spatial analysis and understanding different perspectives;
• There is a field trip as an overnight excursion to Waitomo Caves to research for the sustainable use of an environment assessment. The approximate cost is $260 if opting to
do Black Water Rafting or $145 without.
• There is a morning field trip to the Wynyard Quarter to conduct geographic research on the redevelopment of the area.
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Courses will only run based on minimum entries
Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course
You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry
Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department
Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths