1GEO

Level 1 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gunn

Learn about how both people and nature shape the environments in which we live. Investigate and interpret geographic patterns, features and processes including how these change over time. Key areas of study include; rivers, field trip based research, earthquakes, coffee production, geospatial mapping, skills and concepts, as well as sustainable tourism. Geography equips students with the skills to interpret the world in which they live. This course assists students in both Level One Literacy and Numeracy


Subject Overview

Term 1
Geographic Concepts - Sustainability, Change, Interaction, Patterns, Processes, Perspectives, Environment
Fluvial/River Field Trip to Kowai River to carry out geographic research
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 2
Global Patterns as a result of human activity - based on production of resources such as coffee and pineapples
Geospatial - digital mapping, manipulation and application
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 3
Sustainable Tourism in Nepal
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing
Skills Port Hills Field Trip

Term 4
Revision for External - Geographic Skills and Concepts

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Two Field Trips - River/Fluvial Studies to Kowai River for geographic research and Port Hills Skill based field trip. As these are curriculum based day trips there is currently no charge.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 10
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

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