3GEO

Level 3 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.
  • Coastal Processes - Studying Ruakaka Beach.
  • 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
  • How a cultural process shapes an environment - Studying Tourism at Waitomo.


  • Research  - eg The popularity of local exercise venues.

  • Global Patterns - Global tourism.

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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91426 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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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