1GEO

Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Welsh

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: The external component of the course is based around two standards: Population Issues - demonstrating an understanding of population concepts relating to New Zealand, China or India, and Geographic Skills (using maps, graphs, photos, diagrams, etc.), assessed using a range of resources from around the world. In addition to these major topics, there are three internals focusing on sustainable use of an environment, traffic patterns around Lynfield College and simulating the impacts on Auckland of a volcanic eruption in the Manukau Harbour. Students will gather primary data for research from field work, write reports and investigate geographic issues by applying geographic skills such as map reading and graphing.

There may be a day trip to a farm to gather data for the sustainability internal.



Recommended Prior Learning

HOD approval.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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. 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: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8

Disclaimer

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