12GEO

Geography L2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Aitken

Course highlights:   Geography is a social science and teaches students how to look at issues and problems using different viewpoints or perceptions.  It develops an understanding of the world as our home and teaches understanding of global issues and concerns.  Geographic skills are an important part of the programme which includes mapping, graphing, visual and field work skills.  All three external Achievement Standards are offered and this body of knowledge is often the basis for the internal assessments. To be successful at all levels students need to be well organised, with an ability to think locally, nationally and globally and be able to apply the knowledge they have learned in a range of contexts.

 

Vocational Pathway: Construction and infrastructure, Creative Industries, Primary Industries, Social and Community Services, Services Industries.  

 

This course can lead to:  Level 3 Geography, employment in farming, University

 

For more information, please see Mr Aitken

 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field trip to an urban centre

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites but Level 1 Geography would be an advantage

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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