NCEA Level 2 Geography

12GEO
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)

Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Geography

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91242 v3 Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Pathway Tags

Volcanologist, City Planner, Journalist, Geologist, Ecologist, Teacher, Surveyor, Diplomat, Meterologist, Environmental Lawyer, Soil Scientist, Resource Consent Planner, Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Forestry, Demographer, Immigration Officer, Policy Analyst, Cartographer, Environmental Planner, Oceanographer, Hazard Management, Hydrologist, Government Services, Transport Developer, Tourism Consultant, Aid Worker


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