GEO201

NCEA Level 2 Geography 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Stanbridge

 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 learned in Level 1. New Zealand is a unique and diverse landscape due to its geographic location in a tectonically active area. We take a field trip to Tongariro Volcanic Zone to undertake research and understand the alpine environment and maintaining its natural character. We also look at the cultural environment, looking into global patterns and urban patterns.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to Geography.
Urban Pattern of Homicide Crime in Chicago.

Term 2
Tongariro National Park: Study of Natural Features.
Tongariro National Park: Multi-Day Research Trip.

The Global Pattern of Malaria Transmission.

Term 3
Contemporary Geographic Issues in New Zealand.
Geography Skills.

Term 4
Preparation for External Exams.

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Tongariro National Park trip costs approximately $350-$400 and takes place over three days, in Term 2.
The Skills Workbook costs approximately $30.00.

Assessment Information

Students co-construct the assessment programme with the teacher, selecting a course of different internal and external assessment options according to their interests.

Geography offers up to 14 internal credits, and 8 external credits. The assessment topics are varied, ensuring the course is interesting.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
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
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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