NCEA Level 3 Geography & Environmental Studies
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Beaumont-Gill
Geography & Environmental Studies at Level 3 focuses on managing earth’s resources and the state of our natural environments. It involves learning about:
- the forces that shape the earth such as volcanism and climate change
- the different natural features of our world
- why earth’s natural resources are under increasing pressure
- the causes of environmental problems
- the ways we can make our actions more sustainable
This course also requires students to design, plan and carry out practical research in Tongariro National Park involving a 3-day 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
At least 12 credits in either Level 2 History, Level 2 Geography or Level 2 English
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$200 approximate cost of 3 day Tongariro field trip
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19
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.