11GEO

Year 11 Geography (11GEO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Urwin

The study of Geography is exciting, challenging and relevant to today’s world. Geographers study the natural processes of the physical environment, as well as the activities and consequences of humans in this environment.

Students who choose 11GEO will develop a wide understanding of what is on, above and below the earth’s surface. Geography is all about trying to make sense of the complex real-world – both natural and cultural. It is hands-on, relevant and can be a lot of fun. 

It is a very useful subject to study as it complements many different subjects and career choices (sciences and non-sciences). Of course, students can also later specialise in Geography itself and its various branches.

The Year 11 course covers the following:

  • Extreme natural events in New Zealand focussing on volcanic eruptions (including field trip to Mount Tarawera and Rotorua)

  • Internal assessments including traffic survey research and understanding how to use an environment sustainably

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Skills - computer-based mapping

  • Resource interpretation and mapping skills

  • Research skills - students can work as a group and independently using an inquiry process to carry out geographic research

Pre-requisites

An interest in making sense of the world around us. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2day field trip to Mt Tarawera and Rotorua $295 (approx).

Pathway

Credit Information

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

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91009 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91010 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91011 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91014 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 11
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 8