GEOGRAPHY 21S - Semester 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr C. Stoddart

Recommended Prior Learning

Students with reasonable NCEA Level 1 grades including a minimum of 10 literacy credits may study Geography at this level even if they have not studied it before. Students taking Geography for the first time need to see the Teacher in Charge before being granted entry.

Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time and explain relationships and connections between people and the environment. Essentially geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography). This course covers aspects of both physical and human geography.

Study and assessments include:
1. Conducting geographic research.
2. Evaluating a modern day geographic issue and the impact that it has on people and the environment.
3. Conducting a geographic study of the South Island High Country.

Future Possibilities
Geography continues into Year 13 as a Level 3 subject. Beyond that it can be studied at University as a Science or Arts subject. Geography is an excellent general skills subject for most careers.

Learning Areas:

Social Science / Classics / History / Geography / Tourism


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