12GEO

NCEA Level 2 Geography & Environmental Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Beaumont-Gill

Geography & Environmental Studies at Level 2 focuses on how humans connect with and change the natural environment.  It involves learning about

  • just how clean and green is New Zealand?
  • environmental problems of habitat destruction, deforestation and mining
  • the Amazon Rainforest 
  • conservation issues and protection of resources
  • ways to make sure the planet is sustainable for future generations

This subject also requires students to plan and carry out a practical research project involving a field trip.

 Geography & Environmental Studies is a literacy rich course which teaches the skills of research, communication, resource interpretation and report writing.

 

Geography related careers include:

Environmental Scientist | Resource Management | Geologist | Geothermal Energy |Geospatial Specialist | Civil Engineering | Emergency Management | Urban Planner | Waste Management | Survey Technician

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have completed 11 Geography, 11 History or 11 English

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 5