Geography Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Fletcher

Recommended Prior Learning

A reasonable level of literacy is required. 

Geography Level 1

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 Bay of Islands 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. 

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


Geography Level 2

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

Career Pathways

Aquaculture Farmer, Urban/Regional Planner, Marine Biologist, Event Manager, Geologist, Marine Engineer, Meteorologist, Forest Manager, Travel Agent/Adviser, Geospatial Specialist

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A 4 day trip to explore the Bay of Islands- approx $200
This trip is combined with History and Te Reo Māori.

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


Courses outlined will only be available 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.