Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Ryan
Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time - past, present and future.
It explores the relationships and connections between people, both natural and cultural environments.
Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earths surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them.
Students who take geography learn to think spatially, use maps, visual images and new technologies including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to obtain, present and analyse information.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the natural and cultural environment through the study of a variety of topics including:
Sustainable use of an environment
Introduction to Geography
- Understanding of skills and concepts relevant to geography
- Learning how to conduct geographic research in the field, this includes a local field trip collecting data and writing this up
Introduction to Extreme Natural Events
- Understanding how Tsunami's affect an environment
- There is an opportunity for a three day field trip to Mount Maugnanui, exploring an environment that is vulnerable towards a tsunami
Introduction to Population Studies
- Understanding what population is
- Understanding the global population and the issues we may face in the future such as sustaining a population for the future
- students will be revising for their upcoming exam
Recommended Prior Learning
Students wanting to take geography need to have the ability to try, participate and challenge themselves.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Throughout the year Geography students have the opportunity to take field trips. Level 1 students conduct geographic research, collecting data on a one day trip and explore the natural and cultural environment at Mount Maunganui for three days.
Students complete work in workbooks and need pens, pencils and coloured pencils
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Geography equips students with the knowledge and skills to interpret the world in which they live in, Through purposeful study, students develop geographical understandings that lead to a diverse range of careers. Careers range from urban and regional planning, industrial location and marketing, environmental monitoring and resource management, community development at home and abroad, consultants, environmental laywer, demographer, journalist, volcanologist, regional or national tourism planner, teacher, immigration officer, soil scientist, oceanographer or International Policy Analyst.,
The Standards offered are correct at time of writing
Course content may change by the start of the year