12GEO

Year 12 Geography

Course selection will be active from the 14th August 2020.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Severinsen

Content:

Students will learn how the processes that shape natural and cultural environments change over time and vary from place to place, creating spatial patterns. They will learn how people’s perceptions and interactions with environments differ, and how they may change over time.

There are 3 internally assessed standards:
• A current NZ geographic issue - Should we be paying to enter our National Parks?
• Local geographic research - What to build on the Town Basin Loop?
• The global pattern of a geographic topic - Worldwide volcanic eruptions 

There are two externally assessed standards:
• applying geographic concepts and skills to a given environment
• the study of a large natural environment - Tongariro National Park

Skills: 

• literacy skills
• decision making skills
• identifying and explaining viewpoints and perspectives
• practical field work
• research skills
• resource interpretation
• justifying and evaluating

Possibility of an optional three day field trip to Tongariro National Park. Totally dependent on costs and numbers of interested students able to pay.


Contributions and Equipment

Own electronic device - lap top or notebook is desirable
Exercise book 1B8 or 2B8
Pens, pencils, ruler, gluestick, coloured pencils
Optional 3 day field trip to Tongariro National Park - cost approximately $300 for overnight stays

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Geography courses are very desirable but not essential.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

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