Level 1 Geography
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.
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
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
USB flash drive
Laptop (optional but highly recommended)
Recommended Prior Learning
Completed and achieved half the course in the following 3 subjects
Y10 Social Studies
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Building Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveyor, Marine Engineer, Ship's Master, Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interpreter, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Career Consultant,
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