Teacher in Charge: Mr P. Hancock
Studying Level 1 and 2 Geography is not a prerequisite for Level 3 Geography. Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time. It explores the relationships between people and the natural and cultural environments and the effects they have on each other.
Understanding the world we live in involves aspects such as social issues, environmental issues, patterns, contributing factors and solutions. These skills are very desirable for further training and future career opportunities.
Employers seek a mixture of skills, qualifications and experience when they recruit for a job. Upon studying Geography, you will be exposed to a variety of learning activities which will enable you to become:
Good communicators with strong presentation skills
Competent in using ICT
More able to work effectively in a team in a variety of roles
Critical thinkers and problem solvers
Appreciative of different cultures
Good at combining information from a variety of sources through excellent writing skills
Statistics show that geographers are among the most employable compared with other disciplines. Some of the fields of work for which geographers have the necessary skills include marketing, leisure and tourism, environmental work, using Geographical Information Systems, management, urban and rural planning, surveying, the Armed Services, law and architecture.
Topics include: research skills, involving a field trip to Rotorua to investigate the patterns of accommodation and attractions; global studies, which explores the diamond industry; contemporary geographic issues, focusing on human trafficking; and the role of planning and decision making, focusing on the Rhythm & Vines Music Festival. As a subject we will also be offering the option to tailor your own interests and passions into the various achievement standards we offer. If the provided case study topic does not excite you there is the option for you to submit an expression of interest to combine the assessment requirements to a topic of your choice. As long as we feel this new topic will allow you to meet the assessment criteria this is a viable option as we are firm believers of applying the required learning to areas of interest.
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This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.