Geography 2

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Iho Whenua at Mt Aspiring College.


Te Iho Whenua – the connection between people and the earth - Geography is an exciting and interesting subject exploring the processes, connections and interactions between the physical (natural) and human environments.  

Throughout this year, you will build on and expand your personal experiences of the natural and cultural environments using authentic and relevant contemporary geographic contexts.  You will learn to think spatially – by exploring patterns on the earth’s surface and using G.I.S (Geographic Information Systems) to investigate and analyse the patterns of crime in Chicago. 

You will investigate the natural and cultural processes that shape our world, both locally and globally. This will develop an awareness of the connections between people and places. You will also undertake fieldwork investigations in the local area. 

How will I learn?
- Differences in development 

- Investigate aspects of local and national water quality issues.

- You will collect and process data from a range of resources including Arc online, land use surveys, statistics, videos and simulation games.

What should I have done already?
Geography at Level 1 is an advantage, but is not a prerequisite for this course.

Where does this subject lead?
This subject leads to Level 3 Geography and beyond.  It is also important in vocational areas such as town planning, geographic information systems (GIS), market research, environmental protection, agriculture, tourism, banking, local government, statistics, management, meteorology, teaching, and almost any job requiring research and communication skills.

How is the course assessed?
Level 2 Achievement Standards:  23 credits
4 credits assessed externally
19 credits assessed internally


End of course qualification
Contributes to NCEA Level 2

Indicative costs
Purchase of Geography workbooks, approximate cost $30, is strongly recommended.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


Standard
Number
Title
Credit 
Value
Internal / External UE Literacy R/W

91242

Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development. 4 EX R/W

91243

Apply geographic concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment. 5 IN N

91244

Conduct geographic research with guidance 5 IN N

91245

Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand Geographic issue. 3 IN N

91246

Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale. 3 IN N

91247

Apply spatial analysis, with guidance, to solve a geographic problem.

3 IN N


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

23