Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Pats 1

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.

•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.

This class is available at St Patrick's College.

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.

Term 4
Examination skills and practice.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Career Pathways

Event Manager, Financial Adviser, Forest Manager, Landscape Architect, Market Research Analyst, Production Manager, Meteorologist, Zoologist, Marine Biologist, Microbiologist, Chemical Engineer, Urban/Regional Planner, Interior Designer, Psychiatrist, Environmental Scientist, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Environmental/Public Health Officer, Health Promoter


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

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