Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

11 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Haines.


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

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.


Social Science


12 Geography 1

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Biosecurity Officer, Mechanical Engineer, Science Technician, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Survey Technician, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Meteorologist, Mine/Quarry Manager, Geologist, Ranger, Geophysicist, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Flight Attendant, Travel Agent/Adviser, Barrister, Emergency Management Officer, Civil Engineer, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Environmental Engineer, Fishery Officer, Gardener, Mining Engineer, Statistician, Hotel/Motel Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Elected Government Representative, Event Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Environmental Scientist, Economist, Human Resources Adviser, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Forestry Scientist, Health Promoter, Health Services Manager, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Epidemiologist, Landscape Architect

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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