NCEA Level 2 Geography

12GEO
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.


Pathway

NCEA Level 3 Geography, NCEA Level 3 Tourism

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2 Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91243 v2 Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91244 v3 Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
5
Y
Y
A.S. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
3
Y
Total Credits

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

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


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.