Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Welsh

Recommended Prior Learning

HOD approval.

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.


Year 11 Options, Humanities

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2 Geography

Career Pathways

Policy Analyst, Surveyor, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Meteorologist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist