NCEA Level 3 Geography

13GEO
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: 

  • Seas the Day (a study of coastal processes in the BOP) 
  • Here, There and Everywhere (an in-depth study of tourism development in the Gold Coast and Rotorua).
  • Geographic Issues - Human Trafficking  

Students will have the opportunity to carry out field work during field trips to Mount Maunganui and Rotorua as part of their studies. 

Geography gives students the skills and knowledge to be better prepared for life after school. Geography provides a strong literacy and numeracy focus that provides a solid foundation for success in your studies after school. This is an approved subject for University Entrance and provides UE literacy credits.



Subject Overview

Term 1
Coastal Processes in the BOP
Geographic Issues (Human Trafficking)

Term 2
Geographic Topics at a Global Scale (Global Tourism)
Using Essential Geographic Skills

Term 3
Tourism Development (Rotorua)
Geographic Research

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Rotorua field trip (approx. cost $50 - $75); Skills workbook ($20).


Recommended Prior Learning

Prerequisite: 15 credits in Level 2 Geography or English 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. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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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