NCEA Level 3 Geography 301

GEO301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss E. Stanbridge

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.



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


Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


Assessment Policy & Procedures
Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist

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.