GEO6

Geography - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr B. Deane

How do you see the world? Where is your place? Geography helps us to make sense of the world around us. We look at how people live on the earth (human geography) and what shapes the earth (physical geography). Geography is about understanding the connection between people and places. We do this by exploring topics in Aotearoa and countries around the world. You will have the opportunity to attend an awesome field trip to Whaingaroa (Raglan) as a part of our Sustainable Tourism Unit. After completing Level 1 Geography, you will have developed the skills to make sense of issues people are being faced with, conduct geographic research and be a critical thinker.

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Course Overview

Term 1
We will focus on building the foundation key geographic skills, concepts and vocabulary students will need to succeed in this course. We will then begin conducting geographic research around Fraser High School to address an issue. You will develop skills in collecting, recording, presenting and analyzing primary data.

Term 2
We will focus on how the community of Whaingaroa (Raglan) is working to sustain the environment. We will look at the ways tourism can impact on Whaingaroa and, how groups and individuals show kaitiakitanga and attempt to make the industry more sustainable. During this unit, we will head out on a field trip to Whaingaroa to meet community groups and spend some time at Ngarunui beach surfing.

Term 3
We will study extreme natural events and how they impact communities both nationally and internationally. We will put a specific focus on earthquakes. Midway through Term 3, students will sit practice examinations.

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

Recommended Prior Learning

Achieved Level 5 English and Social Studies or at the discretion of the TIC.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
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: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8

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