Level 3 Geography

GE300
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms G. Willis

OBJECTIVES/COURSE CONTENT:
• Demonstrates geographic understanding of interacting natural processes.
• Understands how sustainability applies to our environment.
• Uses geographic ideas, concepts and skills in class.
• Identifies natural and cultural features and how they interact.
• Understands how a cultural process operates.
• Understands different perceptions of places and projects

Carries out research  in a natural environment and comes to conclusions.

Can explain strengths and weaknesses of the research.


Course Overview

Term 1
Research on area chosen measuring waves and wind
Study of area eg Kapiti coast

Term 2
Global study chosen by students and teacher.
external on an area of NZ ie kapiti or Wairarapa or Taranaki

Term 3
Contemporary issue chosen by what is current in local area.
Revision

Term 4
Revision
Examination skills and practice.

Equipment/Stationery

Trip to Kapiti Coast or Wairarapa, 2 separate days ($50 approx.)
1 x 2B8 hardcover books
3 x A3 scrapbooks
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Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Geography (achieved in at least one external and one internal paper or similar in English or History, or with the permission of the HoD.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 3491 v7 Write a report
3
I
4
A.S. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91427 v2 Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

* 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.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.

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