NCEA Level 2 Geography 201
Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Stanbridge
“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.
Introduction to Geography.
Urban Pattern of Homicide Crime in Chicago.
Tongariro National Park: Study of Natural Features.
Tongariro National Park: Multi-Day Research Trip.
The Global Pattern of Malaria Transmission.
Contemporary Geographic Issues in New Zealand.
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 InformationStudents 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.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.