Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Leslie


Achieved in the Year 10 Social Studies exam, or by HOD approval.

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.

 - Natural hazards (floods or volcanoes and hurricanes)

 - Weather studies

 - Mapping, graphing, and interpretation skills.

 - Analytical thinking and decision making

 - Sustainability

Course Overview

Term 1
Natural hazards ( cyclones or tsunamis). What causes hazards and what are the effects?

Term 2
Weather studies and sustainability
Beach studies on Muriwai. An investigation into conflict between beach users

Term 3
Skills: mapping, graphing, and interpretation of statistics,
Sustainability: Case study of the Maldives.

Term 4
Revision for externals

Learning Areas:



Classical Studies 2, Geography 2, History 2, Psychology 2

Geography leads onto many careers and courses. It leads to careers in planning, mining, forestry, surveying, tourism, resource use, teaching, conservation work, environmental studies, town planning, and meteorology.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work.