Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L3 Geography

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Page.

Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to having gained 14 credits in Geography at L2. If Geography has not been studied previously, entry may be offered through the equivalent from another Social Science at L2 (or English) at the discretion of the HOD.

This course provides students with an advanced understanding of Human and Physical Geography. 

Students will develop geographic skills including critical thinking, cartographic skills and argument construction. Contexts covered include natural processes in the Tauranga Coastal Environment, the impact of tourism for places and environmental planning.

This course will be assessed to L3 Achievement Standards. Assessment is a combination of both internally and externally assessed standards. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 19 L3 credits.

Learning Areas:

Social Science

Assessment Procedures
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 Mount Maunganui Beach: 1 day $5. Field trip to Rotorua: 1 day $70. Total $75