Level 3 Geography

13GEOG
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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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. 


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
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.

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

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