11GEO

Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms N. Wall

Essentially Geography is the study of people and their impact on an environment. The Level 1 external Geography course studies natural events, concentrating on earthquakes, in particular the Christchurch earthquake. There is also time given to a study of Geographic skills, mapping, graphs, photos, etc. The three internals (largely done in class time) look at a research topic where the students collect data and analyse it, study global fertility rates and New Zealand’s drinking culture and the harm that this may bring. 

 

Geography develops many important skills from analysing written material and data, to studying maps, analysing videos, drawing conclusions and writing reports.


Course Overview

Term 1
Geographic Topic at a Global Scale - World Fertility Rates
Contemporary Geographic Issue - New Zealand's Drinking Culture

Term 2
Contemporary Geographic Issue - New Zealand's Drinking Culture
Geographic Research - Queenstown Field Trip

Term 3
Extreme Natural Events - The Christchurch Earthquakes
Geographic Skills

Term 4
Geographic Skills
Exam Revision

Recommended Prior Learning

A wide general knowledge is always a good starting point for studying Geography. This allows students to place their learning in a wider context and a gives them a greater appreciation of geographic concepts.

Pathway

Geography develops good general knowledge and people skills. Geography at University splits into two broad categories. The science strand prepares students to become a climatologist, hydrologist (water based), an environmental or agricultural planning. Whereas those who study cultural geography work in such jobs as regional and/or town planner, tourism, journalism, administration, librarian.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

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