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

Subject Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

Level 2/3 Tourism, Level 3 Geography

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.

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