Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L1 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Page.

Required Prior Learning

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

This course is an introduction to Physical and Human Geography.  A range of topics will be explored throughout the year including volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and cyclones, as well as contemporary, human issues such as sustainability, urbanisation, crime, and tourism. Students will establish a foundational understanding of the world they live in as they explore the dynamic relationship between people and places. Important geographic skills will be developed including critical thinking, cartographic skills, and report writing in this literacy rich subject.

In Geography, student's learning is supported with both real world and virtual field trips.

A course in Geography can lead on to future studies in both the Humanities and Sciences in the senior school and at a tertiary level.

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Procedures

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

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeroplane Pilot, Urban/Regional Planner, Event Manager, Geologist, Forest Manager, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Market Research Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Travel Agent/Adviser, Meteorologist, Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician/Draughtsperson, Quantity Surveyor, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Immigration Officer, Project Manager, Geospatial Specialist, Foreign Policy Officer, Statistician, Biosecurity Officer, Energy/Carbon Auditor, Ranger, Forestry Scientist, Journalist, Communications Professional, Photographer

Subject Costs

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