13GEO

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Bossenger

Geography is the study of the environment around us.  We look at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography, developing an advanced understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environments.  Students will be required to develop an understanding of coastal processes conducting fieldwork at Waihi Beach.  Students will also be studying tourism processes in Rotorua which will involve a two day field trip experiencing the tourism industry, and looking at the future sustainability of tourism in Rotorua.  Students will also be further developing their application of GIS skills using ARCGIS software, this software is used globally in a range of industries.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 for one day field trip to Waihi. Approximately $170 for an overnight field trip to Rotorua
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Pencils, protractor, Colouring pencils.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 credits in NCEA Level 2 Geography or approval from the HOF

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)

We study the tourism processes in Rotorua for this external -  including a two day field trip to Rotorua 

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation

We conduct research at Waihi Beach looking a tthe coastal processes that occur there

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue

We look at whether tourism development in Rotorua is sustainable

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

We look at the global causes and consequences of HIV.

3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91433 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with consultation, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 7
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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.