Geography Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Peterson

Recommended Prior Learning

Entry to this course is open, however, an interest in natural and cultural geography would be beneficial.

Geography is the study of how people and places. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future.

Level 2 Geography builds onto the concepts we explore at Level 1. There is a focus on social and natural Geography through case studies in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • The Natural Landscape of the Tongariro Volcanic Centre
  • The globalisation and evolution of Hip Hop music
  • The Ethnoscape (ethnic landscape) of Auckland City
  • Applying Geographic Skills to various contexts.

We offer a trip to the Tongariro Volcanic Centre in Term 1 to undertake geographic research (5 credits) and explore the natural landscape (4 credits).

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata - What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.

Learning Areas:



Classics Level 3, Geography Level 3, History Level 3, Media Studies Level 3

Career Pathways

Policy Analyst, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Travel Agent/Adviser, Intelligence Officer, Geospatial Specialist, Urban/Regional Planner, Career Consultant, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Interpreter, Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Driller, Anaesthetic Technician, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Translator