Year 13 Geography

13GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: D. Severinsen

Content:

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

Waitomo Caves - Things to see and do - North Island | New Zealand

  • interacting natural processes with a focus on a coastal environment - Ruakaka

Skills: 

• 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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Pathway Tags

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