300GEO

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

The aim of Geography is to develop an understanding of the environment as the home of the people. Geographers do this by looking for things that make up the natural and cultural environment and then see how these affect each other. 

 Reasons for studying Geography:

  • It fosters a balanced view of and respect for the environment at home and around the world.
  • It helps you to understand the things that have influenced our heritage, and that are important to today’s environmental and planning issues.
  • It develops many skills and techniques (thinking, practical, social and valuing)
  • Qualifications gained will open up amazing career options where in today’s world there is huge demand.
  • Geography takes us into the world around us where nature and people collide.

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
AS91428 Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
"Rhythm & Vines Festival"
AS91432 Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
"Human Trafficking"
AS91431 Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
"Human Trafficking"

Semester 2
AS91430 Conduct geographic research with consultation
"Independent Research"
AS91429 Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills EXTERNAL Examination

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 Skills Workbook
4 x coloured highlighters
Pencil/Pens/Coloured Pencils
Ruler/Eraser
2B5 Book
Clearfile
USB flash drive
Laptop (optional but highly recommended)

Recommended Prior Learning

L2 NCEA qualification

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91428 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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.

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