GEO301

NCEA Level 3 Geography 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Struthers

Geography 301


The course explores a variety of geographic topics in depth and breadth.  We focus on the cultural environment with emphasis on Tourism Development as a Cultural Process. We study how tourism has grown and changed in New Zealand, including a field trip to Rotorua, where students will also conduct their own research project into an aspect of tourism. We also look into a global topic and a global contemporary issue. The course is designed to develop conceptual understandings, skills in field work, research, analysis and presentation of information.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Rotorua field trip costs approximately $550 and takes place for five days in Term 2.
The Skills Workbook costs approximately $30.00.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course requires a background in literacy based subjects. Level 1 or 2 Geography is helpful, however, all students will be considered on a case by case basis.

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. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
3
I
3
Y
*
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
Total Credits

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.