11GEO

NCEA Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Grey

Geography at this level covers a range of topics and skills. 

The external achievement standards involved a study of extreme natural events, and in particular, the Tarawera and Whakaari eruptions. This study also includes a trip to the Buried Village in Rotorua and a visit to Waimangu thermal valley to see effects of the Tarawera eruption. The second external achievement standard involves the application of skills such as map, cartoon and graph interpretation.

Students also cover a selection of internal achievement standards such as research, a current issue in New Zealand such as the use of 1080 and a global study.

This course provides an interesting and broad base for any future studies in the social sciences or in earth science.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students attend field work undertaken and this will incur some costs for transport (approximately $60.00).
It is recommended that students purchase the TNT workbooks for external achievement standards at approximately $10.
1x PVC ringbinder (A4/2/38), A4 Refill (14B8), cardboard subject dividers x 5, coloured pencils, ruler, highlighters

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation from Year 10 social studies teacher in charge.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 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)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6

A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 3

A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 24
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 8

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.