13GEOG

Level 3 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 3 course covers contexts of tourism development in Rotorua, a global study of modern day piracy and the controversial issues surrounding human trafficking. There is also a research internal assessment linked to the sustainability of accommodation businesses in Rotorua.

There is a four day field trip to Rotorua to gather research for an internal assessment. 

Level 3 Geography is an endorsed course offering 19 credits, 8 externally and 11 internally assessed. You can gain 11 UE reading and/or writing credits from this subject.

There is a $360 donation to attend the Field Trip to Rotorua.


Recommended Prior Learning

Geography is a UE level course that has a heavy reading and writing component.  It is very difficult to pick up Geography at Level 3 without having done it before. It is very challenging, so students will need to work hard. Achieving at Merit / Excellence at Level 2 in English and  / or another Social Science subject would be the preference if you are wanting to come back to Level 3 Geography after completing Level 1 successfully. Ideally students progressing into Level 3 would have gained an achieved in at least one of the externals offered in Level 2 Geography and would have gained 14 credits in total in Geography. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a $360 donation to attend the Field Trip to Rotorua.

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. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 1

A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9

A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.