Level 1 Geography 101
Teacher in Charge: J. Butcher
The Geography course is about how we live in the environment. It builds on what you learned in Junior Social Studies; especially the topics on Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific, Australia and Global Challenges. We will study tropical cyclones, environmental issues, world cities, and resource management. There are 4 internal assessments throughout the year and 2 external exams in November.
You will develop a wide range of geographic skills including researching, map and photograph interpretation, and statistical analysis. There is a fieldwork visit to a dairy farm and research conducted around the school.
Geography and Science are an excellent combination of subjects.
Recommended Prior Learning
An Asttle reading age greater than Level 4 or at the discretion of the HOD.
Students not meeting these criteria should select WST103.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2B8, calculator, set of coloured pencils, ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.