12GEO

Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms N. Wall

Level 2 Geography reinforces the skills already studied in Level 1 and adds some greater depth and detail to them, e.g. more sophisticated mapping and data presentation. It continues to study specific environments and people’s impact upon them. The external course studies the South Island High Country of New Zealand. Internals are largely undertaken in class time and involve three issues, research on variations in land use patterns in the Mt Cook region, an issue in New Zealand and human trafficking a global geographic issue.


Course Overview

Term 1
Geographic Skills
Global Pattern -Human Trafficking

Term 2
Natural Landscapes - South Island High Country
Geographic Research - Aoraki/Mt Cook

Term 3
Natural Landscapes - South Island High Country
Geographic Issue - Freedom Camping

Term 4
Geographic Skills
Revision

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Geography, although this is not necessary to study Level 2 Geography.

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

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
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. 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. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Disclaimer

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