Year 12 Geography

12GEO
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.


Pathway

Year 13 Classical Studies - Mythology, Heroism and Life after Death, Year 13 Geography, Year 13 History: Russia, Year 13 Media Studies, Year 13 Tourism

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

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

Pathway Tags

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.