NCEA Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. STOUT

Recommended Prior Learning

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

Reasonable literacy or a willingness to develop these skills is important in attaining success at Level 1. You will be taught to construct well worded Geographic paragraphs.  

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.




NCEA Level 2 Geography (sustainability)

The Geographic skills you learn will be useful in the 'real world'. The ability to read a weather map, know how to interpret statistics are but two examples of these really useful skills.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Assessment Information Mixture of internal and external assessments for NCEA Level 1 Geography.

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