Year 13 Geography
Teacher in Charge: D. Severinsen
Students will learn how interacting processes shape natural and cultural environments, how they occur at different scales and create spatial variations.
They also learn how peoples' diverse values and perceptions influence the social and economic decisions that they make.
There are three internally assessed standards:
• Local geographic research on Freedom Camping
• A geographic issue on Freedom Camping in NZ
• Global pattern of a geographic topic - World Tourism
Three external standards are taught during the year and students choose those to be examined:
- selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
- how a cultural process shapes an environment with a focus on tourism development in Waitomo
- interacting natural processes with a focus on a coastal environment - Ruakaka
• analysing and critical thinking
• decision making skills
• identifying and explaining viewpoints and perspectives
• research skills
• practical field work skills
• justifying and evaluating
• resource interpretation
Possibility of an optional three day field trip to Waitomo village. 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 Waitomo Caves - cost approximately $300 for overnight stays
Recommended Prior Learning
Year 11 and Year 12 Geography are very desirable but not essential.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.
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