Level 2 Geography

2GEO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gunn

By studying geography, students are able to recognise the responsibilities they have in relation to other people, the environment, and the long-term sustainability of the planet. 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; sustainability of the Avon/Otakaro River, Craigieburn Ranges field trip based research, the spread of malaria on a global scale, geographic skills and concepts,as well as landscapes of mountainous environments. A high interest course that helps interpret the world in which we live. Note: By completing both Level Two and Level Three Geography students can meet their U.E. Literacy requirements.

Students are to complete four of the five standards offered below. It is important to consider your U.E. Literacy requirements in your selection. 


Subject Overview

Term 1
Geographic Concepts - Sustainability, Change, Interaction, Patterns, Processes, Perspectives, Environment
Sustainability - Stormwater Pollution in the Avon River, including field trip
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 2
Geographic Research - Ecosystems in the South Island High Country. Craigieburn field trip
Global Patterns as a result of human activity - based on contributors to health patterns and climate, such as Malaria
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 3
Natural Landscapes, such as mountains, focus on the South Island High
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 4
Revision for Externals. Geographic Skills and Concepts + Natural Landscapes

Pathway

Level 3 Geography

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Two Field Trips. Avon River Stormwater-Sustainability field trip. South Island High Country ecosystems geographic research to Craigieburn. As these are curriculum based day trips, there is currently no charge.


Recommended Prior Learning

L1 Geography or another Social Science subject or by consultation with Mr Gunn.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90811 v3 Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.