Level 2 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 11. 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 2 course forms the foundation of a pathway to L3 Geography.
Possible Activities - The Year 12 course has two broad themes. One is physical inter-relationship, using a case study of the South Island High Country. Issues like deforestation and pest control are also looked at. The second is about urban settlements and patterns around the world with case studies of various cities, and in particular Detroit. At the same time skills to do with using maps and a variety of other information sources are followed up and these are applied in research work.
Course Endorsement Available: YES
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$800 approx for 6 day field trip to South Island
Recommended Prior LearningLevel 1 Geography
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 6
Term: 1, Week: 7