Geography Level 3

L3GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. Peterson


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 onto 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
  • The issue of Human Trafficking
  • The global scale 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 evluate the event.

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.



Recommended Prior Learning

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


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91426 v2 Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91428 v2 Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91429 v2 Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91430 v2 Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
3
I
5
Y
*
Y
A.S. 91431 v2 Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
I
3
Y
3r *
A.S. 91432 v2 Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
I
3
Y
3r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

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