Year 13 Geography

GEO301
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Goodman

This course requires 1 option.
Who is this subject intended for:
It is for those who have an interest in the world around them; who want to make sense of the interconnections between people and places; and for those who aspire to be active participants in society. It is an NCEA University Entrance course that offers a maximum of 22 credits.

What you will learn in this subject:
● Skills:
Transferable skills such as the ability to think critically, analyse and synthesise information, conduct research, explore values, interpret and construct diagrams, graphs, maps and many more.
● Content:
You should gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of the physical world and of how people interact with their environment and with each other. A key branch of Geography – Physical- is supported through a study of natural processes (especially coastal) operating in the Caroline Bay area. This involves a field trip to the area. You will conduct investigations at all scales, from personal to global. You will learn that Geography is nearly everything that we see and do making it relevant in our everyday lives.


Where this subject will lead:
The course will develop greater recognition of the responsibility you have to other people, to the environment and to the long- term sustainability of the planet. It will set you up for tertiary level Geography, so you can start to make choices about specialising in natural or cultural branches of the subject. Geography supports both Arts and Science degrees. You will gain credits towards your NCEA Level 3 certificate and towards meeting University Entrance requirements. Even if you do not go to tertiary institute, you will benefit from this subject. Geography skills and knowledge can be used in all career paths. Jobs associated with this subject include economist, farmer, adventure based tourism guide, travel agent, surveyor, teacher, regional planner, politician, geologist, real estate agent and many more.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$5 field trip to Timaru coastline


Recommended Prior Learning Recommended Prior Learning: What you need to be able to do and know to achieve in this subject: Taking Geography at a lower level will assist you to cope with the demands of this course. It is possible to pick up the subject for the first time at this level but you will need to have solid literacy and numeracy skills. You should also have a positive interest in the world around you. You will need to be able to show deep understanding of key concepts, so it will help if you can think logically, and formulate and justify opinions. At this level you should be self- managing, be able to take initiative, and work independently at times.