12GEOG

Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Gibson

Geography guides students towards a critical appreciation of the interaction between people and the environment. Studying Geography provides a window into the complex mosaic of places that make up our world. The Level 2 external standards cover aspects of New Zealand's natural landscape (Tongariro Volcanic Centre) and the application of geographic skills. The internal assessments will focus on a global study of HIV / AIDS, the controversial issues surrounding freedom camping in New Zealand and research in the Tongariro Volcanic Centre. 

There is a four day field trip to gather research for one of the internal assessments. This field trip includes the 19.2 km Tongariro Crossing, therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required.  

Level 2 Geography is an endorsed course offering 19 credits, 8 externally and 11 internally assessed. You can gain 4 UE reading and writing credits from this subject. 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $265 donation to attend the Field Trip to the Central Plateau.

Recommended Prior Learning

Geography is a UE level course that has a heavy reading and writing component.  It is difficult to pick up Geography at Level 2 without having done it before. If you are picking up Level 2 Geography without having done Level 1 Geography, then reasonable grades in literacy rich subjects are required. This is a challenging course, so students will need to work hard. Strong critical and analytical skills are needed at all levels.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

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