L2GEOG

L2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Page

This course provides students with an understanding of Human and Physical Geography. Students will develop geographic skills including critical thinking, cartographic skills and argument construction. Contexts covered include The Tongariro Volcanic Centre, tropical rainforests and urban environments.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L2 Geography Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 19 L2 credits.


Course Costs

Field trip to Tongariro: 3 days (including Sunday) $150. Field trip to Auckland to collect research data: 2 days $120. Total $270

Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to having gained 14 credits in Geography at L1. If Geography has not been studied previously, entry may be offered through the equivalent in either another Social Science or English at L1 at the discretion of the HOD. Year 12 Geography is an extension of the Year 11 course although it is not essential to have studied Geography at Year 11. It is highly recommended that students intending to study Geography at Year 13 should study Geography at Year 12.

Pathway

Career Pathways

Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

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