Level 1 Geography 101

GEO101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Butcher

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.


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.



Faculties:

Geography, Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 Geography 201

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8, calculator, set of coloured pencils, ruler, pencil, eraser, glue stick.


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. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.