11 Geography 1

11GE1
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

12 Geography 1

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

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

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