13GEO

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Barge

Level 3 Geography 

Part One: ‘Tourism – Adventure Capital/Island Paradise’

This course is a study of tourism; globally, in Bali, and in Queenstown. Students will examine how tourism has developed and created differences. They will evaluate the impacts tourism is having on people and places. Did you know that tourism brings in about US $8 billion every year to Bali? But a downside of tourism is that up to 6 tonnes of plastic rubbish accumulates on Bali's beaches everyday. Queenstown is known as the home of adventure. An important part of this course is a field trip to Queenstown where students will conduct geographic research.

Part Two: ‘Places, Plans, and Penguins'                                                      

In this course, students will explore Antarctica to understand the impacts humans are having on this unique wilderness environment. Students will also examine the planning and decision-making involved in the rebuilding of Christchurch following the devastating earthquakes (the most extensive rebuilding work of any city in the world since WWII); this will involve a field trip to Christchurch where we will visit newly constructed projects like the Convention Centre and the Sports Stadium site, as well as the Antarctic Centre.

Course Summary:

  • Tourism in Bali and Queenstown
  • 3-day field trip to Queenstown
  • Visit to Antarctic Centre
  • Christchurch rebuild study and field trip
  • Daily games of Geoguessr

For further information see:  Mr Barge


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91428 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

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.