NCEA Level 2 Geography (sustainability)
Teacher in Charge: Mr D. STOUT
Level 2 course builds on the knowledge and skills developed at Level 1. The course revolves around the concept of sustainability. To this end students are required to:
- plant their own gardens and learn the skills required to produce a sustainable food supply
- camp overnight in the bush using natural resources for food and shelter
- look at a range of alternative lifestyles to give students choices regarding their own future housing and accommodation
- to build and run their own beehive with a view to producing a honey crop
- plant trees at Lake Horowhenua
- learn to plant and prune fruit trees with a view to harvesting an olive crop for oil
Assessments revolve around field work as described below:
- four days caving in Waitomo in a range of wild and tourist caves
- an analysis of dirty dairying and balancing environmental and economic needs
- water sampling the Horowhenua catchment to analyse sources of pollution and what we have to do to solve these issues
The Geography course at Level 2 seeks to balance practical skills while maintaining a high academic standard.
If you are a self-motivated student who likes the outdoors, is prepared to get their hands dirty, and likes to achieve to a high academic level - this may be the course for you.
Recommended Prior Learning
Should have gained at least 12 credits in 11ENG, 11GEO, 11HIS or similar.
Be physically fit
Prepared to undertake practical field work
Be able to work independently ie without teacher supervision
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Course Contribution: $20
There is a 4 day optional caving trip to Waitomo which costs approximately $150.
Stationery Requirements: 1 x 2B8
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.
Standards shown on courses are only an indication and not all may be offered at the time of study.