Level 1 Geography

11GEO
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

Pathway

Level 2 Geography

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.

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.


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. 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. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Project Manager, Youth Worker, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Counsellor, Meteorologist, Trainer, Industrial Designer, Workplace Relations Adviser, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Arborist, Marine Engineer, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori


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