Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Goodman
This course can be taken as a full year option (12-16 credits) OR as a Semester option (Semester 1: 9 credits, Semester 2: 9 credits).
Who is this subject intended for:
This course is for students who have an interest in people and places and who want to understand the changing world around them. Geography NCEA level one course offers 9 internal and 8 external credits – 17 in total.
What you will learn in this subject:
Transferable skills including thinking; writing; conducting inquiry; exploring values; goal setting; plus, interpreting and constructing visuals such as graphs and maps. You will use both human and physical geography to study the sustainable use of resources of Fiordland and tourism at Mt Cook
To help understand how the natural environment works, you will learn about the causes and effects of earthquakes, with a focus on the Canterbury earthquakes.
Where this subject will lead:
Skills: Geography will help you develop an increasing awareness of your responsibilities towards other people and to the environment. The course will set you up with the foundation skills and knowledge to advance to higher levels of Geography. You will gain credits towards NCEA with all standards counting towards literacy and some towards numeracy. Geography will open you up to a large variety of jobs.
Fieldwork/Research trip: Costs TBC