GEO201

NCEA Level 2 Geography 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Struthers

Geography 201
“Geography is a living and breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change, it is dynamic and relevant” Michael Palin
This course builds on the skills and concepts learnt about in Level 1. New Zealand is a unique and diverse landscape due to its geographic location in a tectonically active area. We take a fieldtrip to Tongariro Volcanic Zone and investigate the contemporary issue around the conflicts that arise between humans enjoying the alpine environment and maintaining its natural character. We study differences in development and how this leads to differing effects of Malaria and grapple with some of the differences between MEDC and LEDC countries. 


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Tongariro National Park trip costs approximately $250-$300 and takes place over three days, in Term 2.
The Skills Workbook costs approximately $30.00.

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy. An interest in understanding the interaction between people and the environment. Whilst the skills obtained at Level 1 are helpful, this is not a compulsory pre-requisite.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
Total Credits