Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Bossenger

Recommended Prior Learning

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

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.


Social Sciences

Career Pathways

Event Manager, Financial Adviser, Forest Manager, Conservator, Ranger, Forestry Scientist, Fencer, Mining Engineer, Auditor, Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Urban/Regional Planner, Civil Engineer, Meteorologist, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Fishery Officer, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist

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.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Possible future careers: Urban/Environmental/Regional/Town Planner, Construction and Infrastructure.

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