11GEO

NCEA Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. STOUT

This course essentially enables you to better understand the world around you. Geography combines the knowledge and skills of a range of subjects including Science, Social Studies, Mapping skills, Politics, Economics, Maths and English.

By the end of the course at Level 1 you will be able to:

  • read and interpret maps
  • predict the weather
  • know what causes earthquakes and how better to survive a tectonic event
  • know what New Zealand society will be like in the coming decades and how to adapt yourself and your future goals to attain success in that new society
  • learn about sustainability. We focus on sustainability initiatives that you can undertake to allow you to better adapt to a changing world that maps a way towards a more sustainable future for you, your family, New Zealand and the planet as a whole.
  • develops your English ability focusing on writing skills and 
  • debate issues that are relevant to the course

Overall Geography is a fun and interesting course being taught by a teacher with over 40 years experience. Geography gives you general knowledge of the world, how it works physically, socially and economically and provides you with the knowledge and skills needed by all citizens as we head into an uncertain future and the issues that we face going forward.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20
Approximately $50 for Field Trips
Stationery Requirements: 1 x 2B8

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who take Geography at Level 1 should have enjoyed and engaged in Social Studies courses in Years 9 and 10. 

Some degree of English ability is important in attaining success at Level 1. The ability to construct well worded paragraphs is essential.  


Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Disclaimer

Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.

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