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

Upcoming events

Tuesday 23 Jul

20 Students from Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan visit our school. They will be here for 9 days, taking part in a variet... [Read more]

Tuesday 25 Jun

Barista course from 25th June to 27th at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Monday 24 Jun

Board of Trustees meeting 6pm, School Library.

Thursday 20 Jun

WCSS Year 9 and 10 netball – Greymouth

Thursday 20 Jun

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Thursday 20 Jun

We have been advised that the regional strike planned for the teachers on the 20th June has been cancelled. Al... [Read more]

Tuesday 18 Jun

Year 7 and 8 rugby
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