101GEO

Level 1 Geography

Course Description

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


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$80 Approx for Rotorua field trip

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 13
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8