L2GEOG

NCEA Level 2 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr C. Bootsman

Course Outline 2019

 

Subject Name: Level 2 GEOGRAPHY

 

Subject Code: 12 GEOG

 

 

Introduction

This subject provides you with the opportunity to gain credits towards the National Certification of Education Achievement.

Please refer to your Student Diary for the NCEA Policies at ASDAH. The Geography department in general does not provide an opportunity for resubmission of internal achievement standards. You need to be aware of the Policies of Authenticity, Reassessment, Appeals, Absences and Lateness, Compassionate consideration and checking records of your results.

During this course:

  • Students learn more about applying geographic skills and ideas.
  • Students learn to do research in geography with guidance.
  • Students learn more about a contemporary New Zealand Geographic issue.
  • Students learn to understand and analyse contemporary and global geographic issues.
  • Students learn more about global differences in development.
  • There is one excursion in Term 1.

 

Topic Guide

 

TERMS/ WEEKS

Topics to be covered

Topics to be covered

Term 1

 

  • Introduction to geographical concepts and skills [3 weeks]
  • A geographic research project [7 weeks]
  • Plan research, collect and record data, present data, analyse findings, draw research conclusions, evaluate the research process

Term 2

 

  • A study of a geographic issue [5 weeks]
  • A global geographic study [5 weeks]

 

  • Explain a contemporary issue, explain people’s responses, justify a proposed solution
  • Describe a global pattern, explain factors and processes, explain significance

Term 3

 

  • Understanding disparities in Development [7 weeks]
  • Geographic concepts and skills [3 weeks]
  • Analyse a cultural process (tourism process) and its impacts on the environment
  • Analyse environments, select and apply geographic concepts

 

This course can lead to: Geography NCEA Level 3 and university courses requiring NCEA Level 3 Qualifications

Vocational Pathways include: Construction and Infrastructure, Primary Industries, Service Industry, Social and Community Services, and Creative Industries.

Examples of jobs include: forestry worker, quarry worker, miner, travel agent, flight attendant, immigration officer, environmental health officer, social worker, air traffic controller, ranger, secondary school teacher, judge, anthropologist, archaeologist, atmospheric scientist oceanographer, political scientist, mining engineer, sociologist, economist, environmental judge, solicitor, astronomer, geologist, geographer, demographer, volcanologist geophysicist, statistician, map maker, land surveyor, weather forecaster, natural resources engineer, etc.

 



Credit Information

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. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
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: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

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