NCEA Level 2 Geography

12GEO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Beaumont-Gill

We live in a world of amazing beauty, infinite complexity and rigorous challenge.  Geography opens the door to this dynamic world.

This course is ideally suited to students with a strong interest in environmental issues and geological science.  It explores:

  • the pattern of crime in Chicago and how this is linked to the economy
  • the natural features of the Amazon basin which are threatened by oil companies
  • the impacts of coastal erosion around New Zealand
  • the current resource consent issues for opencast and underground mining in Waihi
  • designing and carrying out group research projects

Geography compliments other curriculum subject areas such as;

Economics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History, Tourism

As there is no specific “job” for a Geographer, Geography related careers include:

  • Geotechnics 
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Civil Engineering                                 
  • Waste Management
  • Water Resource Management               
  • Social Policy
  • Regional Planner                                 
  • Tourism Operations Manager
  • Meteorology                                        
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs



Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Geography

Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
2
I
3
Y
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. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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