Geography 3

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 course, you will build on and expand your personal experiences of natural and cultural environments using real and relevant contemporary geographic contexts.   You will investigate at 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 different locations outside the classroom.


The three main modules are:

  •         Evaluate the cultural processes shape environments - Internal Migration in China
  •         Evaluate geographic issues - Student Choice and analyse global patterns (optional) 
  •                  Conduct geographic research - Student Choice

You will find that Level 3 Geography has more agency (choice) than in previous years and require you to demonstrate a deeper understanding of geographic concepts and contexts. You will be exposed to a wide range of research methods, practical skills and fieldwork techniques.


 

ASSESSMENT AND REASSESSMENT

 

You are assessed by Level 3 Geography achievement standards, with credits contributing to the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). There is a maximum of 16 credits available and 3 optional.

 

Three of the achievement standards for the Level 3 Geography Course will be assessed internally and two will be externally assessed during the national examination period 9.30am Tuesday 19th November 2019.


The results from these practice exams (week 8 & 9) will count towards any compassionate consideration where “Derived Grades” are required and "top of the class" calculation.  See the NCEA Student Handbook for more details.

 

There will be no further assessment opportunities available (at this stage).

 

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, wildlife management, agriculture, and most other jobs requiring research and communication skills.

End of course qualification
Contributes to NCEA Level 3

Indicative costs

Geography workbook approximately $30 (strongly recommended).

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:

Standard
Number
Title Credit Value Internal / External UE Literacy R/W
 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 consultation.5 In
91431Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue. 3 In R
 91432     Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale. 3 (opt)  


TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE

16