Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L2 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Page.

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.

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.

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Procedures

L3 Classical Studies, L3 Economics, L3 Geography, L3 History, L3 Sociology, L3 Tourism

Career Pathways

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

Subject Costs

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