Level 1 Geography

100GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Brown

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

Pathway

Level 2 Geography, Level 2 History, Level 2 Media Studies

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


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. 91008 v3 Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
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.

Pathway Tags

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


Disclaimer

Any information, costs or standards may change.