11GEO

Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Newman

Geography is the study of the environment around us.  We look at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography, developing an understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environment. 

We will be learning about:

  • How New Zealand is on a plate boundary, and what that means for us as New Zealanders, looking specifically at the Christchurch earthquake.
  • We will be learning how to use GIS (Geographic Information Systems -  Google Earth and ARCGIS software), an integral part of geography in today’s technological world, applying our learnt knowledge of plate tectonics in a real world scenario.
  • Understanding processes in the real world, as the use of plastic and the impact of single use plastics in the world has become a global issue at Level 1 you will be will be conducting fieldwork in the Coromandel looking at the impact of plastics and tourism on Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach, possibly an overnight trip. Is the global plastic issue being felt on New Zealand’s beaches?
  • You will be looking at the global and local issues of plastics in our oceans and how it is affecting our fisheries, and therefore our health.

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 for Workbook and course materials.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Pencils, protractor, Colouring pencils.
There will be costs involved with the fieldtrip to Cathedral Cove.

Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8