GEO2
This course requires 2 options.

Geography 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Leslie

Geography is about the relationship between people and the natural world. It is about the world around us, how people experience It, and how people remake the world. In the twenty first century, the skills and knowledge covered in geography are more important than ever. Resource use, pandemics, climate change, and the issues regarding a growing global population need to be addressed in an intelligent and sustainable manner.
• Natural Landscapes
• Global Studies
• Geographic skills

•Analytical thinking and decision making.




 

 

Course Overview

Term 1
Natural Landscapes.
An investigation into the Tongariro Volcanic Zone.
What forces shape this World heritage site, and continue to do so?
What are the interactions that lead to the natural features present?
Field trip to Tongariro Volcanic Zone
How is the National Park perceived by various groups ( tangata whenua, tourists, and DOC ?

Term 2
Global Studies
What is the impact of malaria upon the world?
An investigation into COVID 19 as a geographic issue.

Term 3
Geographic skills
Map and photo interpretation
Graph construction and interpretation
Geographic concepts and use of resources
Application of geographic models

Term 4
Revision for externals

Prerequisites

If you did not take a pathway course at Level 1, or achieved fewer than 14 credits in that course, you will need HOD approval.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$220 (transport, food, accommodation for Tongariro field trip) + skills book

Pathway

Geography leads onto many interesting and varied careers. It leads to careers in Town planning, surveying, mining, geology, resource management, conservation work, environmental studies, hydrology, meteorology, tourism, teaching, and policy analysis. These careers are all very well paid, and geographers are in demand.
Geography Level Two leads onto Geography, Classical Studies, History and Psychology at Level Three.

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
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
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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