12GEO

Year 12 Geography (12GEO)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms P. Urwin

Geography is exciting, challenging and relevant to today’s world. Geography in Year 12 is about getting to know and having a deeper understanding of the world around you. This year we widen our focus to include the study of the Tongariro volcanic environment and Tanzania.   There is a 3 day field trip to the Tongariro Volcanic environment supporting the work for Achievement Standards 2.1 and 2.5.

 The big themes include geographical understanding of:

  • A large natural environment (Tongariro National Park). Tongariro area is a unique part of NZ popular with both local and international visitors. You'll build on your knowledge of volcanic processes from Level 1 as well as looking at how different groups of people interact and use the environment
  • Differences in development (Tanzania). You will study the differences in standards of living between rural and urban areas of Tanzania and the reasons for these differences
  • A global issue looking at patterns of disease i.e: malaria
  • Contemporary geographic issue - a decision making exercise looking at a current issue problem. You will study a current issue which results in different viewpoints. You will also learn how to evaluate different courses of action as well as making justified decisions and recommendations.
  • Research Skills - students will work as a group and independently using an inquiry process to conduct geographic research. 

Pre-requisites

Studied the subject at previous level (attaining 14 credits, literacy pass and level pass) or by approval of HOD.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

3 day Tongariro National Park trip $360 (approximately).

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91242 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91246 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 8
Total Numeracy Credits: 5