100GEO

Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Students who choose Level 1 Geography 5Ps will develop a wide understanding of the interactions between people and place.. This semester course is about trying to make sense of the complex real world – both natural and cultural.

This course complements many different subject and career choices. Of course, students can also later specialise in Geography itself and its various branches.

Geography is recognised as a useful qualification for a wide range of careers. Some of the hundreds of different jobs geographers are working include: Resource Planner, GIS Analyst, Conservation, Wildlife Management (DoC), Logistics & Transportation, Teaching & Education, Resource Management (Ministry of Environment, Climate and weather based careers (NIWA), Maori Research & Development (Ngai Tahu), Travel & Tourism, Airlines Flight & Crew Ground, Mining & Exploration, Diplomatic Service, Export & Trade etc.

Specific skills learned:  

Resource interpretation of maps, photographs, diagrams, cartoons, images, models, films, text and internet search.

Resource construction skills to create multiple forms of complex presentations which include visual, spatial and statistical combined.

Social skills in working with others and appreciating different values and perspectives.

Communication skills in presenting information as an essay, power point presentation, SOLO graphic organisers.


Course Overview

Semester 1
AS91011 Conduct geographic research, with direction
AS91012 Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
AS91009 Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment

Semester 2
AS91008 Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
AS91013 Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
AS91010 Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Skills booklet $25
4 x coloured highlighters
Pencil/Pens/Coloured Pencils
Ruler/Eraser
1B5 Book
Clearfile
USB flash drive
Laptop (optional but highly recommended)

Recommended Prior Learning

Completed and achieved half the course in the following 3 subjects

Y10 English

Y10 Math

Y10 Social Studies

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91008 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

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