Level 1 Geography
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 is a day trip to a farm to gather data for the sustainability internal.
Recommended Prior Learning
Two Achieved grades in the Year 10 Social Studies exam or HOD approval.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
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