13 Geography 1

13GE1
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Haines

13GE1 is UE approved

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:

  • Conducting geographic research in a coastal environment - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • Coral reefs and their social/economic significance.
  • The global geographic issue of human trafficking.
  • The operation of the cultural process of tourism development in New Zealand.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

13GE1 - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for skills book (Field trip cost - Muriwai: $20 approx / Rotorua: $295 approx)


Prerequisites

At least 16 credits in Level 2 Geography (12GE1) including ‘Achieved’ or better in two externally assessed achievement standards

OR

Students can pick up Level 3 Geography without having studied Level 2 Geography but this will require HoD approval.



Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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