13GEO

NCEA Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. GILL

Level 3 Geography has two distinct aspects: external examination topics and Internal assessment.  Successful completion of all internal assessment opportunities will satisfy the University Entrance requirements of 14 credits in an approved subject.  

The external examination components relate to natural processes in the in the Tongariro National Park with a focus on volcanism and tectonic plate movements.  You will learn about the impact of tectonic movement in the area and how the features produced interact with climate, vegetation and denudation processes to create a distinctive landscape.  There is a possible field trip to the Park.  

A second external examination topic is focused on tourism development in Rotorua.  You will learn why and how Rotorua grew to be a premium destination for thousands of tourists  from both international and domestic markets.  


Internal assessment topics will be developed from student interest in global issues.  These are generally research based topics.  Topics previously investigated have been:  ocean plastics,  changing weather patterns,  COVID 19,  human trafficking,   pressure on NZ's Great Walks... 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Course Contribution: $20
Optional field trips are offered at a cost of approximately $350.
Stationery Requirements: 1 x 2B8

Recommended Prior Learning

This is an open entry course however Year 11 and/or Year 12 Geography could be useful.  At the very least 12 literacy based credits are preferred.  

You will need to be able to apply your learning to new situations in order to understand the impact of Geographic issues on the environment, the economy and socially.  

An interest in the wonderful physical and cultural world around you is desirable.  if not - then this may not be the subject for you.  


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91426 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91428 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Disclaimer

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

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