12GEO

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.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field work is a compulsory for standard 91244. This will involve costs which may include an overnight stay. Costs could be approximately $120.
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 laptop could be useful when completing the internal assessments.

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.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern

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: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and 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: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain 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: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

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

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Disclaimer

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Credits listed may change.