12GEO

Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Barge

Level 2 Geography   

Part One: 'CSI in the City'

In this course, students will explore the urban development of Timaru where there will be a field trip to conduct geographic research in the town centre. Students will then investigate the city of Chicago and look at the issue of gangs and crime. Students taking this course will also develop their skills in GIS (geographic information systems/mapping technology).

Part Two: ‘Mountains and Ice’  

‘In ‘Mountains and Ice,’ students will explore one of New Zealand’s largest natural environments, the South Island High Country, focusing on how it was formed and how it has changed. As part of the course, there will be a field trip to Mount Cook National Park to study glaciation. Geographic issues will include climate change and how we use our environment.

22 Course Credits Available

Course Summary:

  • Timaru retail field trip
  • Gangs and crime in Chicago
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
  • Mountain building 
  • Glaciation
  • Field trip to Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Climate change

For further information see:  Mr Barge

Pathway

Geographers have many potential career pathways. Some of these include:
Scientific, technical or analytical roles such as environmental specialists, cartographers, supply chain analysts, compliance officers, land advisers, resource consent planners, transport analysts, urban planners or modelling or statistical analysts, GIS technicians or GIS analysts, community liaison officers, volunteer coordinators, development officers, refugee support coordinators, advocates, immigration advisers, logistics coordinators, data or statistical analysts, emergency management officers or programme coordinators, policy, stakeholder relations, communications and research analyst or advisory roles.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 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
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
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
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91247 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with guidance, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 25
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 25
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 8