NCEA Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Grey

Geography at this level covers a range of physical and human geography topics. It is designed to increase students’ geographic knowledge, ideas and develop more complex skills. However, the course is sufficiently flexible to enable students to study geography for the first time at this level. It provides an interesting broad base for any future studies in social sciences, environmental studies and earth sciences.

This course includes two external standards and at least three internal standards. The topics include investigating the natural and cultural aspects of the Amazon Rainforest, researching a geographic topic such as changes in vegetation in the Tongariro National Park (requiring a field trip), investigating a NZ issue such as overcrowding of environments due to tourism, and studying a global pattern.

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.

Recommended Prior Learning

Either 12 credits Level 1 Geography, or 12 credits Level 1 English which must be a combination of internal and external achievement standards or by negotiation with the teacher in charge of Geography. Some credits in Level 1 Mathematics are also desirable.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field work is compulsory for standard 91244. This will involve costs which may include an overnight stay. Costs could be approximately $70.
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 x5, coloured pencils, ruler, highlighters.
Access to a personal device is preferable when completing the internal assessments.



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.

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