2GEO

Level 2 Geography

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

Geography is the study of places and relationships between people and their environments.  Geographers are cross-curricular thinkers that seek to understand where things are found, why they are there and how they change over time.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Collaboration - Students will work in groups when doing field work.
  • Geographic Skills -  including  local field work and research.
  • Communication - Share thoughts and listen to others. To continue to develop both written and verbal communication skills.
  • A Large Natural Environment - Tongariro Volcanic Region including physical and human aspects.
  • Critical Thinking - To think critically about people’s differing perspectives in relation to Sustainable Environments and Geographic Issues.
  • Current Geographic Issue - Conflicting values over use of land eg Ihumatao.
  • Field Work and Research Techniques.
  • Research  - What new business would you like to see at the Town Basin?


  • Global Patterns - Volcanic activity across the globe and the impact on people.

Field Trip: There is a possibility for a trip to Tongariro and Waitomo.



Resources Required

1B8 exercise book, Pens, Glue Stick,

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
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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