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: employment in farming, University
For more information, please see Mr Aitken
Recommended Prior Learning
Prerequisites: No prerequisites but Level 2 Geography would be an advantage
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Field trip to a coastal environment
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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.
Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interpreter, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Career Consultant,