Level 2 Geography

Pre-requisites:

Level 1 Literacy and preferably Numeracy or, at least 12 credits in Level 1 Geography.

Course description:

Geography looks at our environment and how we deal with natural and cultural events and how we interact with nature. It uses ideas from geology, physics, chemistry, sociology, psychology, climatology, biology, population science and statistics to attempt to explain why and how humans live/die, exist, work and play in distinct areas of our world.

Topics covered:

Topic 1: Growth and development of a Major World City (London)

Topic 2: Practical Research (Regional Weather)

Topic 3: Global Issue(Coffee Industry)

Topic 4: Geological Processes (Bank’s Peninsula)

Topic 5: Awareness of the Natural and Built Environment (Bank’s Peninsula).

Topic 6: Geographic Skills and Ideas

Credits available:

Number Title I or E* Credits
91241 Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern I 3
91244 Conduct geographic research with guidance I 5
90246 Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale I 4
91189 Investigate geological processes in a New Zealand locality I 4
91240 Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment E 4
91243 Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment E 4

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Leads to: NCEA level 3 Geography.

Cost: Two one-day field trips. TBA

Contact: Mr R Wickett

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