12GEO

12 GEOGRAPHY

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss J. Foster

 This course continues to develop the skills learnt in Level 1 and to introduce a variety of new ones. The topics covered for the external examinations will be selected from:

 Amazon Rainforest as a large continental landscape.

 Differences in development in Tanzania and New Zealand.

 Geographic Skills and Concepts, focusing on the application of geographic skills and concepts through the resources provided for a given   environment.

 The internal assessments include geographic research based on a field trip to the Auckland CBD and a global study and the significance of this study   for people or a contemporary NZ geographical issue.  

 Fieldwork: A field trip is organized in association with the research internal assessment, to Auckland CBD, in Term 1 or 2.  

 Geography standards 2.1 and 2.3 can contribute to UE Literacy (reading and writing) and the geographic research and spatial analysis standards can   contribute to numeracy.  

 Internal assessment 8 credits. External assessment 8 credits.  


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry but NCEA Level 1 is recommended.
If no Level 1 Geography there is a requirement to purchase and complete the Level 1 Skills workbook by the end of February.

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