Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms N. Wall

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 3 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.

Career Pathways

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, Workplace Relations Adviser, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori