Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

13 Geography 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matthew Haines.


At least 14 credits in Level 2 Geography (12GE1) including ‘Achieved’ or better in two externally assessed achievement standards

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

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:

  • Conducting geographic research in a coastal environment - this includes collecting, presenting and analysing data.
  • Coral reefs and their social/economic significance.
  • Contemporary geographic issues such as human trafficking or climate change.
  • Tourism development in Hawaii.
  • Applying geographic skills such as mapping and statistical skills.


Social Science

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Auditor, Survey Technician, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Barrister, Biosecurity Officer, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, 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, Policy Analyst, Quarantine Officer, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Epidemiologist, Facilities Manager

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13GE1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $25 (Field Trip cost)