12 Geography 1

12GE1
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:

  • The urban pattern of homicide in Chicago.
  • Human development (standard of living) and how this varies spatially on a global scale.
  • Differences in development in Tanzania.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.
  • Conducting geographic research in a river environment - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.



Pathway

13 Geography 1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

12GE1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for skills book (Field trips cost: $30 approx)


Prerequisites

At least 11 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.


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. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91242 v3 Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.