NCEA Level 3 Geography

13GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Grey

Geography at this level is varied and stimulating. It involves students in theoretical and practical studies. Students will develop a large range of skills and learn how to apply these in various contexts. This subject is an accepted prerequisite for a broad range of tertiary courses.

There are two external achievement standards and a selection of internals. Students will investigate the Lake Taupo environment to discover why it is shaped the way it is. The second external achievement standard is an extension of skills learned over the level 1 and 2 courses applied to a context. Internal achievement standards include investigating a global current issue such as human trafficking and local research of an issue or pattern. 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1x PVC ringbinder (A4/2/38), A4 Refill (14B8), cardboard subject dividers x5, coloured pencils, ruler, highlighters
Fieldwork will be undertaken in the local area and this will involve some costs for transport, approximately $50.
It is recommended that students purchase the TNT workbooks for external achievement standards at approximately $10.


Recommended Prior Learning

Students need not have taken geography at Years 11 or 12 but it is an advantage.
A minimum of 14 achievement standard credits in Level 2 English or Geography, which must be a combination of internal and external standards, or by negotiation with the teacher in charge of Geography.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
3
Y
*
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

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

Pathway Tags

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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.