Level 3 Geography

13GEOG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea E. Cameron

Year 13 Geography

Geography brings together the social and natural sciences and graduates have skills in mapping, data analysis and research.

Geography students study with an holistic, applied approach that bridges social and natural sciences to make a constructive difference to the world. They develop skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, analysing and synthesising information, planning and communication.

Human Geography students examine human behaviour and resources and issues such as globalisation, migration and urban development. Physical Geography students examine the earth’s surface and forces that shape it such as climates, landforms and plant and animal distributions.

Students can also focus on Geographic Information Systems Science (GIScience) which combines digital technology to manage large data sets. The science draws on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using computer mapping to collect, store, interpret and display spatial data and patterns or trends.

This program will be adapted to students.  It will be focused on the physical geography of a. Tongariro National Park or b.  Wairarapa Coasts. It will include 3-4 coastal day trips or one longer trip in term 1.  This is not compulsory but students not attending will need to find alternative topics for their research.


Course Overview

Term 1
91426 Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment 4 credits External

91427 Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s) 4 credits External OR

91429 Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills 4 credits External

Term 2
91430 Conduct geographic research with consultation 5 credits Internal

or

91431 Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue 3 credits Internal

or

Term 3
91428 Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective 3 credits Internal

Subjects are likely to change, ie 2020 subjects changed significantly based on topics that are appropriate for the time and group. The environmental theme is coastal and may include up to two internals linked to the coastal environment.

Term 4
Revision and exams.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 Geography, Y12 Social Studies,Y12 Sustainability, Y12 Biology, Y12 Physics or Year 12 Chemistry.


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. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
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 *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
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. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91433 v2 Geography 3.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with consultation, to solve a geographic problem
3
I
3
Y
*
Y
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 29

* 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: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

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