Geography 3

What will I learn?
Explore the work of glaciers and the uplift of mountains, both caused by important natural processes.  Understand the cultural process of migration and the forced migration of refugees.  Explore important issues in and around Wanaka.

How will I learn?
You will find that Level 3 Geography is more applied, and you will be exposed to a wide range of research methods, practical skills and fieldwork techniques.  You will have the opportunity to develop decision making and learning through self discovery.  Contemporary issues and content from both local and overseas areas are selected to ensure that the subject is relevant.

What should I have done already?
At least 14 Level 1 or Level 2 Geography or Level 2 literacy credits or HOD discretion.

Where does this subject lead?
Geography can be taken as part of an Arts or Science degree at university.  It also prepares students for vocational areas such as market research, tourism, town planning, geographic information systems (GIS), banking, teaching, wild life management, agriculture, and most other jobs requiring research and communication skills.

How is the course assessed?
Level 3 Achievement Standards:22 credits
8 credits assessed externally

14 credits assessed internally

End of course qualification
Contributes to NCEA Level 3

Indicative costs

Geography workbook approximately $30 (strongly recommended).
Field trips to be confirmed


Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
91426Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment4 Ex RW
 91428  Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environments 4 Ex R
91429Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills. 4 Ex RW
91430 Conduct geographic research with consultation5 In
91431Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue 3 In R
 91432     Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale 3