Geography Level 1

Geography becomes an optional course at Level 1. This course builds on the skills and understandings gained in Years 9 and 10.

Geography Level 1 (Full Year) (L1GEOGF)

Prior Learning: None – but an interest in the world around them.
Further Pathways/Subjects: Any Geography courses at Level 2.
Note:
This course is designed for students who wish to gain a good understanding of the world they live in. It covers: Extreme Natural Events (Earthquakes around the World), Population, Research (Mt Taranaki), a local Geographic issue (Coastal Erosion), Global Patterns (fertility rates and Global Population), investigations into Taranaki using Google Earth, and Geographic Skills and Concepts.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 21 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 8 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 13 credits

91012

1

3

L1 Lit

Geography 1.6 – Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand Geographic issue

Assignment

91013

1

3

L1 Lit

Geography 1.7 – Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Assignment

91014

1

3

Geography 1.8 – Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem

Assignment

91007

1

4

L1 Lit

Geography 1.1 – Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)

Exam

External

91008

1

4

Geography 1.2 – Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)

Assignment

91243

2

4

L1 Lit

Geography 2.4 – Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Exam

External

Vocational Pathways

ers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries

Geography Level 1 (Half Year) (L1GEOGH)

Prior Learning: None – but an interest in the world around them.
Further Pathways/Subjects: Any GEO courses at Level 2
Note:
Students may not study this course as well as L1GEOGF.
This course is designed for students who wish to gain some understanding of how extreme natural events are caused and affect people around the world. It covers Sustainability (Tourism in the Maldives), the issue of Coastal Erosion (the Taranaki Coastline), and the Global Pattern of Volcanoes and Earthquakes.

TOTAL CREDITS AVAILABLE : 9 Credits
EXTERNAL CREDITS : 0 Credits
INTERNAL CREDITS : 9 credits

Standard

Number

Version Level Credits Lit / Num Full Title Method of Assessment Assessment Opportunities Offered
91009 3 1 3 L1 Lit Geography 1.3 – Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use  of an environment Assignment
91012 2 1 3 L1 Lit

Geography 1.6 – Describe aspects of a contemporary New

Zealand Geographic issue

Assignment
91013 2 1 2 1 3 L1 Lit

Geography 1.6 – Describe aspects of a contemporary New

Zealand Geographic issue

Assignment
91013 2 1 3 L1 Lit Geography 1.7 – Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale Assignment

Vocational Pathways

rosette-fullThe NZ Qualifications Authority has identified six categories of jobs.  The aim is to improve the relevance of learning for students by indicating how their learning and achievement is valued by broad sectors of the workforce. Vocational Pathways enables employers to assess whether potential employees’ skills align with their industry requirements more easily. This will be a real advantage when they look for work and training opportunities in the sector.

Students now have access to their personalised Vocational Profile on the NZQA website and it is important to students use this as a tool to plan their subjects.

More on vocational pathways can be found at Vocational Pathways

  • Relevant Vocational Pathways links:
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Primary Industries
  • Service Industries
  • Social and Community Services
  • Creative Industries