Teacher in Charge: Mr C. StoddartRecommended Prior Learning
University Entrance Literacy credits at Level 2 are desirable. Geography at Year 11 or 12 is recommended. 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. Demonstrating understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills.
2. Demonstrating understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s) through the concept of Tourism.
3. Analysing aspects of a geographic pattern at a global scale.
4. Analysing aspects of a geographic issue.
5. Conducting geographic research of spatial variations within the Canterbury coastline.
If a student achieves 14 Level 3 credits in this course it will be counted as an approved subject for University Entrance.
University studies as a Science, Resource Management or Arts subject and can lead to careers in Tourism, Urban Planning, GIS specialist, Transport management, Environment management, Marketing and Real Estate, just to name a few.