GEO101

Geography Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Fletcher

Geography 101

The study of humans interacting with their environments including the physical environment and the built environment. 

Concept 1: Sustainability: a study of sustainable use of the Coromandel’s environment through tourism and Freedom Camping’s effect on our area. 

  Concept 2: Playing on the Coromandel – where visitors originate and what they do when they come and visit. 

  Concept 3: The global coffee trade: a study of the origins and destinations of coffee globally. 

  Concept 4: Extreme Natural Events: a study of the Christchurch earthquakes and the effects these quakes have on the natural and cultural environment, using Google Earth to show possible effects on Wellington from earthquakes. 


Optional Standard:
AS 91007 - Extreme Natural Events (External - 4 credits)




Pathway

This course could also lead into Level 2 - Tourism through Distance

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A trip 3 day to Hahei discovering the Coromandel - approx $150
This trip is combined with Physical Education and Outdoor Education

Recommended Prior Learning

A reasonable level of literacy is required. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
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. 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: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 4

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available in 2020 if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.