Geography Level 3

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 interact with their environment. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future.

Level 3 Geography builds on the concepts we explore at Level 1 & 2. There is a focus on social Geography through international examples and case studies in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Tourism development in Rotorua.
  • The event planning and evaluation of Polyfest.
  • A contemporary geographic issues that affect people and places.
  • The global pattern of Blood Diamonds.

We offer a trip to Rotorua in Term 2 to undertake geographic research (5 credits) and explore tourism development (4 credits). We also visit Polyfest in March to collect evidence of the planning process and evaluate the event (3 credits) and Muriwai in Term 3 to explore interacting natural processes (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:


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, Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Driller, Anaesthetic Technician, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Translator