L1 Geography

L1GEOG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Page

This course is an introduction to Geography. Students will develop an understanding of the world around them as people interact with their environment. Students will develop geographic skills including critical thinking, cartographic skills and argument construction. 

Contexts covered include extreme natural events, population and resource issues in a world that is increasingly under pressure.

This course will be assessed to a selection of L1 Geography Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 22 L1 credits.


Pathway

L2 Classical Studies, L2 Economics, L2 Geography, L2 History, L2 Sociology, L2 Tourism

Course Costs

Field trip to the Waitomo Caves: 1 day. Approx $120


Required Prior Learning

Entry is open, but subject to approval by the HOD and dependent on proven performance in Year 10 Social Studies.


Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91009 v3 Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.