NCEA Level 1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Grey

Recommended Prior Learning

Recommendation from Year 10 social studies teacher in charge.

Geography is about what is around us. It looks at people and places, and the interactions between them.

Our course covers many different topics and geographic skills.  

We complete up to two external achievement standards. One involves the application of geographic skills such as mapping and interpretation of visuals and graphs. This achievement standard covers the skills necessary to investigate different issues. The other external involves investigating an extreme natural event and it's impact on people and the land.

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

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

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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


Social Science

Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 2 Geography, NCEA Level 2 Tourism

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Career Consultant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended that students attend field work undertaken and this will incur some costs for transport.
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.
Access to a personal device is preferable when completing assessments.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Possible future careers: Urban/Environmental/Regional/Town Planner, Construction and Infrastructure


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.