GEO1

NCEA L1 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Grage

Geographers tell us why things happen, where they happen.  

This course explores the relationships between people and both natural and cultural environments. Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface.  What is happening on our planet?  Where is it happening?  What are the causes and effects on our people and environments?  Some of the topics we study at level 1 include:

  • Earthquakes NZ Population
  • Geographic Skills
  • Contemporary Geographic Issues
  • Global Patterns
  • Geographic Research
  • Geographic Information Systems and digital mapping

 


Course Overview

Term 1
General intoduction to Geography as a subject
Internal work:
Global Topic - Boxing Day Tsunami
Digital mapping with Google Earth - Earthquakes
Research Project - Holidays in NZ

Term 2
Studying for External about Christchurch Earthquake
Internal on Wine in Marlborough

Term 3
Studying for Geographic Skills external
Prelim Exams
Contemporary Geographic Issue internal

Term 4
exam recap before going on exam leave

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91008 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91012 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91013 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8