Level 3 Geography

3GEO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gunn

Geography equips students with the skills to interpret the world in which they live. 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; natural features and processes of a coastal environment, field trip based research, planning and decision making processes, impacts of accelerating global tourism, geography issues including the use of 1080 poison/predator control in N.Z. as well as geographic skills and concepts. Geography students are better able to make sense of a complex and changing world and their place in it. In Geography, students have the opportunity to think spatially, look at the processes that shape our world, develop an awareness of the connections between people and places. 

Note: By completing both Level Two and Level Three Geography students can meet their U.E. Literacy requirements. Students will complete 5 of the 6 standards below, based upon their individual U.E. Literacy and Level Three requirements. It is also possible for students to gain their 14 credits internally.


Subject Overview

Term 1
Geographic Concepts - Sustainability, Change, Interaction, Patterns, Processes, Perspectives, Environment
Coastal Rakaia Geographic Research, including field trip
Coastal Processes and interactions in a natural environment
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 2
Coastal Processes and interactions in a natural environment
Global Patterns as a result of human activity - a study of a temporal pattern based on International Tourist Arrivals
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

Term 3
Geographic Issue - focus on the use of 1080 poison in New Zealand
Geographic Skills and Concepts ongoing

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

Approximate Costs and Equipment/Stationery

Two Field Trips. Rakaia Coastal geographic research. Local Sills based field trip. As these are curriculum based day trips, there is currently no charge.


Recommended Prior Learning

L2 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. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.