Geography 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Leslie


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.

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

Learning Areas:



Classical Studies 3, Geography 3, History 3, Psychology 3

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.

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Architect, Surveyor, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Civil Engineer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Driller, Geologist, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Librarian, Security Officer/Guard, Policy Analyst, Recreation Co-ordinator, Stevedore, Intelligence Officer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interpreter, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Career Consultant

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