201GEO

Level 2 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 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


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$800 approx for 6 day field trip to South Island

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Geography

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 6

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91189 v2
NZQA Info
Earth and Space Science 2.3 - Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5