GEO301

NCEA Level 3 Geography 301

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Stanbridge


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.


UE Approved Subject

Recommended Prior Learning

This is a literacy heavy subject. You should have 12 credits from a level 2 subject which is literacy rich (eg English or History etc). Ideally you should already have your 10 UE literacy credits. Level 1 or 2 Geography is helpful, however, all students will be considered on a case by case basis.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

The Rotorua field trip costs approximately $500-$600 and takes place for five days in Term 2.
The Skills Workbook costs approximately $30.00.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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.

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