Year 12 Geography
Teacher in Charge: D. Severinsen
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
• 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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Possible future careers: Urban/Environmental/Regional/Town Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Survey Technician, Volcanologist.,