NCEA Level 1 Geography

L1GEOG
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr C. Bootsman

Course Outline 2019

 

Subject Name: Level 1 GEOGRAPHY

 

Subject Code: 11 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 direction.
  • Students learn to understand and analyse contemporary and global geographic issues.
  • Students learn more about the sustainability of dairy farming in New Zealand.
  • Students learn more about the impact of extreme natural events in New Zealand.
  • 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]
  • Geographical 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‚Äôs responses, justify a proposed solution
  • Describe a global pattern, explain factors and processes, explain significance

 

 

Term 3

 

  • A study of the sustainable use of an environment [7 weeks]
  • A study of geographic concepts and skills [3 weeks]
  • Consequences of the use of the environment for tourism in the Maldives.
  • Analyse environments, select and apply geographic concepts

 

 

 


 

 

Where this course can lead to: 12 Geography NCEA Level 2, Level 3 Geography NCEA Level 3 and university courses requiring NCEA Level 3 Qualifications

Vocational Pathways: Construction and infrastructure, Primary industries, Services industry, Social and community services, and Creative Industries

It can lead to such jobs as: 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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.