12GEO

NCEA Level 2 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Moore

Geography


In Genesis 1 we read about how God created the earth around us and how we are to manage the resources in this world for the benefit of everyone. In Geography, we study how people interact with this environment that God has provided for us


Geography gives students the skills and knowledge to better understand the world around them.To help students prepare for future challenges like climate change, over-population, and extreme natural events, we study the following themes relating to people’s interaction with their environment. These include: 

  • Tongariro - A Volcanic Environment (a study of a large natural environment)
  • CSI Chicago (the patterns of crime in urban environments)
  • Rich World, Poor World (a study of countries at different levels of development – USA, NZ and Tanzania) 
  • Aids - a disease of poverty? (the global pattern of HIV/AIDS).

 Students will have the opportunity to carry out field work during a three day field trip to the Tongariro National Park as part of their studies.



Subject Overview

Term 1
Tongariro Volcanic Centre & Geographic Research (Vegetation Zonation on Mt Ruapehu)

Term 2
Urban Patterns (Crime in Chicago) & Using Essential Geographic Skills

Term 3
Disparities in Development (Tanzania & NZ)
Geographic Topics at a Global Scale (HIV & Aids)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Tongariro field trip (approx. cost $120 - $170); Skills workbook ($20);

Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisite: 12 credits in Level 1 Geography or at the discretion of the HOD Geography

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

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