Geography

 

Year 11 Geography    (11GEO)

The course concentrates on:

  • Extreme natural events
    • Tropical cyclones and hurricanes
  • Population studies
    • India
  • Special studies
    • Global geographic topic
    • Contemporary geographic issue (includes an one day field trip)
    • Geographic research (includes an one day field trip)
  • Skills
    • Map interpretation and construction
    • Graph interpretation and construction
    • Statistical interpretation

Students study six topics (standards) that count for 22 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91011 (1.5)  Conduct geographic research with direction  (4 credits)
  • 91012 (1.6)  Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue  (3 credits)
  • 91013 (1.7)  Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91007 (1.1)  Demonstrate geographic understanding of an extreme natural event  (4 credits)
  • 91008 (1.2)  Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts  (4 credits)
  • 91010 (1.4)  Apply concepts and basic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment  (4 credits)              

 

Year 12 Geography    (12GEO)

This course concentrates on:

  • Natural environments
    • Tongariro Volcanic Plateau with a three day field trip to the area
  • Differences in development
    • Tanzania and the United States of America
  • Internal assessments
    • Global geographic topic
    • Contemporary geographic issue
    • Geographic research (one day field trip to the Central Business District)
  •  Skills
    • Map interpretation and construction
    • Graph interpretation and construction
    • Statistical interpretation and analysis

Students study six topics (standards) that count for 23 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91244 (2.5)  Conduct geographic research with guidance  (5 credits)
  • 91245 (2.6)  Explain aspects of a contemporary geographic issue  (3 credits)
  • 91246 (2.7)  Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91240 (2.1)  Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment  (4 credits)
  • 91242 (2.3)  Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development  (4 credits)
  • 91243 (2.4)  Apply concepts and geographic skills to demonstrate understanding in a given environment  (4 credits)             

 

Year 13 Geography    (13GEO)

The course concentrates on:

  • Natural processes
    • Study of a drainage basin (Piha River)
    • Formation processes
    • Factors causing change
    • Human modification
    • Fieldwork
  • Cultural processes
    • Study of tourism development (Rotorua)
    • Operation of tourism development
    • Patterns of activity
    • Changes over time
  • Internal assessments
    • Global geographic topic
    • Contemporary geographic issue
    • Geographic research
  • Skills
    • Map interpretation and construction
    • Graph interpretation and construction
    • Statistical interpretation and analysis

Students study six topics (standards) that count for 23 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS91430 (3.5)  Conduct geographic research with consultation  (5 credits)
  • AS91431 (3.6)  Analyse a contemporary geographic issue Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue  (3 credits)
  • AS91432 (3.7)  Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale  (3 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS91426 (3.1)  Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment  (4 credits)
  • AS91427 (3.2)  Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)  (4 credits)
  • AS91429 (3.4)  Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills  (4 credits)
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