L1GEO

L1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss Burrows

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:
 Tsunamis
 Population Studies
 Sustainable use of an environment






Course Overview

Term 1
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

Term 2
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

Term 3
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

Term 4
Revision
- students will be revising for their upcoming exam

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

Recommended Prior Learning

Students wanting to take geography need to have the ability to try, participate and challenge themselves.

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91008 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Disclaimer


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year

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