11 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Haines


At least 44 Academic Graduation Points in the Y10 Social Studies (10SS1) course 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:

  • 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.
  • Understanding sustainability and sustainable use of environments.
  • Analysing a contemporary geographic issue - volcanic danger in New Zealand.
  • Conducting geographic research about weather and climate - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.


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

Pathway Tags

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Career Consultant