L3 Geography (UE) (S)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Ryan

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 Geography, L2 History, L2 Classics, L2 Science

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 and both natural and cultural environments.
Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earths surface. It describes and explains the patterns ad processes that create them.
Students who take geography learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to obtain, present and analyse information.

The course aims to develop students’ understanding of natural and cultural processes, through the study of six topics including:
 Natural Processes
 Cultural Processes

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Throughout the year Geography students have the opportunity to take field trips. Level 3 students conduct geographic research, collecting data on a three day trip to Rotorua where they explore Tourism Development..

Students complete work in workbooks and need pens, pencils and coloured pencils

Pathway Tags

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.

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The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year