11 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Haines.

Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.

Topics include:

  • Power of the Earth: an exploration of earth processes, extreme earth events and how this interacts with societies.
  • Atmospheric Processes: an introduction to weather, climates and climate change.
  • Population Dynamics: how populations are changing around the world, global and national migration trends, how humans are responding to population issues.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills
  • Analysing a contemporary geographic issues.
  • Conducting geographic research.


Most of the Y10 Social Studies (10SS1) course internals including an 'Achieved' grade or higher in one of the two 10SS1 end of year exam papers. 

OR HoD approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11GE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for skills book


Career Pathways

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91932 v3
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of the spatial distribution of a phenomenon and its impacts on place
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0