Level 1 Geography

11GEOG
Course Description

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.


Pathway

Level 2 Geography

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Disclaimer

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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

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