NCEA Level 2 Geography & Environmental Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Beaumont-Gill

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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




NCEA Level 3 Geography & Environmental Studies

Career Pathways

Building and Construction Manager, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Energy/Carbon Auditor