GEO7

Geography - NCEA Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Deane

At Level 2 you will continue to explore the connection between people and environments. You will learn about a range of topics including; Crime and Justice in New Zealand, the Tongariro Volcanic Centre and Malaria around the world. Field trips will help you understand and put into practice what you learn. One of these is to Tongariro where you will research and collect your own data in the natural environment. It’s not too late to pick up this subject for the first time in Level 2, although it will take a bit more focus and effort. After completing this course you will have developed critical thinking skills and a better understanding of how the world works.  

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Course Overview

Term 1
We will begin with a recap of the key geographic skills and concepts. The first major Unit of Learning is focused on the Tongariro Volcanic Centre. There will be a 3-day field trip to Mt. Ruapehu, where we will conduct geographic research. We will look into the different aspects of the environment including, climate, soil, vegetation, and relief. We aim to understand how these aspects interact to shape the Tongariro Volcanic Centre. A geographic research report will be due in week 11.

Term 2
The key focus for this term will be making sense of and critiquing aspects of the New Zealand Justice System. We analyse patterns of crime in Hamilton and understand how different factors such as social deprivation (poverty) and alcohol, link to the pattern. We will have a visit from workers on the front line (NZ Police and Oranga Tamariki) where you will have the opportunity to ask some real life questions.

Term 3
This term will focus on multiple areas of learning. Firstly, we will look at the global pattern of Malaria and the factors that influence this. This topic allows us to explore a range of countries from around the world. Secondly, you will sit your practice exams this term. A large section of our program will focus on preparing you for these and the NCEA exams at the end of the year.

Term 4
This is a short term, we will focus on preparing you for NCEA external examinations.

Recommended Prior Learning

12-14 credits in NCEA Level 1 Geography; including at least one external credit or TIC discretion. NCEA Level 1 Literacy will also help.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 11

A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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