Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Haines.


At least 14 credits in Level 1 Geography (11GE1) including ‘Achieved’ or better in one externally assessed standards

OR HoD approval

Students can pick up Level 2 Geography without having studied Level 1 Geography but this will require 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:

  • Urban geography - studying different patterns in cities and why they form.
  • The global issue of maritime piracy.
  • Differences in development in Africa.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.
  • Conducting geographic research in a river environment - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.


Social Science


13 Geography 1, 13 Geography 2

Career Pathways

Survey Technician, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Emergency Management Officer, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Mining Engineer, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Zoologist, Barrister, Biosecurity Officer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Meteorologist, Mine/Quarry Manager, Solicitor, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Landscape Architect, Health and Safety Inspector, Geophysicist, Health and Safety Adviser, Health Promoter, Immigration Officer, Quarantine Officer, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Epidemiologist, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12GE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $60 (skills book $30 & field trip cost $30)