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

Learning Areas:

Tikanga ā-iwi - Social Sciences


Level 2 Geography, Level 2 Tourism Studies | Tāpoitanga, Level 3 Geography, Level 3 Tourism Studies | Tāpoitanga

Career Pathways

Quarantine Officer, Recycler/Dismantler, Water/Wastewater Treatment Operator, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Science Technician, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Conservator, Dairy Farmer, Mining Engineer, Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Zoologist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Statistician, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Marine Biologist, Ranger, Fishery Officer, Forest Manager, Forestry Scientist, Pest Control Technician, Landscape Architect, Health Promoter, Biosecurity Officer, Dairy Herd Manager, Immigration Officer

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.