13 Geography 2

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:

  • Conducting geographic research in a coastal environment - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • Coral reefs and their social/economic significance.
  • Contemporary geographic issues such as human trafficking or climate change.
  • How geographic processes operate to shape environments.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.


At least 12 credits in Level 2 Geography (12GE1) including ‘Achieved’ or better in two externally assessed achievement standards

Students can pick up Level 3 Geography without having studied Level 2 Geography but this will require HoD approval.

OR HoD approval.

Prerequisites have been reviewed in light of the Lockdown period. 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

13GE1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for skills book (Field trip cost - Muriwai: $20 approx)
There may also be an option to attend an out of Auckland trip: $295 approx

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