Year 11 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs R. Blyth

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.


Year 12 Geography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This course may have an optional component which will require payment.

Recommended Prior Learning

What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject: You should be curious and interested in why things are where they are and why people do what they do. You will need to be able to read, write and have some basic maths skills. A knowledge of the news - what is going on in the world and where - is always useful in this subject. It will help if you are positive about your learning, keen to succeed in an academic subject, willing to put in the effort and to seek help to succeed at the highest level you are capable of.