NCEA Level 3 Geography

13GEO
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Beaumont-Gill

Studying Geography  helps develop a whole range of employability skills including numeracy, teamwork (through regular field trips), analytical skills in the lab and a certain technical savviness through using various specialist computing applications. Also, the subject area in itself cultivates a world view and a certain cultural sensitivity. These all potentially help a geographer to stand out in the labour market. 

This course concentrates on geology/earth science of Tongariro National Park with an additional focus on planning issues and event management.  It examines the geological formation of volcanic features and minerals such as diamonds, but also investigates the political and economic implications of the blood diamond industry.  In addition it examines the current issue of pest control in New Zealand and evaluates the key management strategies.  This course also requires students to design, plan and carry out physical research in Tongariro National Park and work in teams to collect data from the field.

Geography compliments other curriculum subject areas such as: Economics (Environmental Economics/Resource Management Act) Chemistry (Geo-Chemistry/Geology) Biology (Biogeography/Hydrology). Geography prepares students for entry into a variety of tertiary studies including Environmental Science, Development Studies, Environmental Law, Waste Management, Urban Planning, Geotechnology, Business, and Natural resource Management.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$200 approximate cost of 3 day Tongariro field trip


Recommended Prior Learning

At least 12 credits in either Level 2 History, Level 2 Geography or Level 2 English


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 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
*
Total 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.

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