Level 1 Geography
Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Hennessy
Course Description - Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future. This course is for students who want to develop their geographical skills from the basics they learned at Year 10. The course looks at a range of very different geographical concepts and skills and offers students the opportunity to try out new concepts that they have not used in junior years. This level 1 course forms the foundation of a pathway to L2 and L3 Geography.
Possible Activities - The Year 11 Geography course consists of both Natural and Human Geography. The course looks at Natural Events (earthquakes), sustainability (tourism in the Maldives), global issues (electronic waste, earthquakes, access to safe water), and local geographic topics (shopping in Waihi). Skills to do with using maps and a variety of other information sources are followed up and these are applied in research work. This course is designed for students who are interested in the world around them and how people interact with the environment.
Course Endorsement Available: YES
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$80 Approx for Rotorua field trip
Recommended Prior LearningOpen Entry
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 6