Level 1 Geography

11GEO
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 is a day trip to a farm to gather data for the sustainability internal.




Pathway

Level 2 Geography

Recommended Prior Learning

Two Achieved grades in the Year 10 Social Studies exam or HOD approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91008 v3 Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

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

Disclaimer

POLICY
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