GEO101

NCEA Level 1 Geography 101

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: J. Struthers

Geography 101

“Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future” 

It is about understanding the processes of the world and how people and the environment interact. There are practical fieldwork and skills components to the subject.
This 101 course is designed as an introduction to the study of Geography, we study different aspects of the natural and cultural world including extreme natural events the processes, effects and mitigation, understanding contemporary issues and the global nature of today's world. The course is varied and interesting, with an emphasis on gaining skills integral to Geography. There is a practical component, including a field trip to support one of the internal standards.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There are one-day field trips as part of this course. There is a data gathering trip Term 2 and a possible trip Term 3. The cost of these trips are around $20 each to cover travel costs.

It is also expected that you purchase the Skills workbook costs approximately $20.00.

Recommended Prior Learning

None

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

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
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

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