L2GEO Geography Level 2

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Iho Whenua at Mount 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 from your research data.

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 geographic 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

8 credits assessed externally

11 credits assessed internally

End of course qualification

Contributes to NCEA Level 2


For All indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.