11GE1

11 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. 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:

  • How environments are shaped by extreme natural events, such as Hurricane Katrina and the Mount Saint Helens volcanic eruption.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.
  • Using digital geographic information systems (GIS) to solve geographic problems.
  • Analysing a contemporary geographic issue - volcanic danger in New Zealand.
  • Conducting geographic research about the weather and climate - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Prerequisites

At least 40 Academic Graduation Points in the Y10 Social Studies (10SS1) course including an 'Achieved' grade or higher in the 10SS1 end of year exam 

OR HoD approval

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8