GEO1000 - Geography - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

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What is Geography?

Geography explores the relationships and connections between people and their natural and cultural environments. Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the Earth’s surface and describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them. Ākonga learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies to obtain, present and analyse information. Geography can be studied at tertiary level as a science or humanities subject. It leads to a wide variety of careers in environmantal and urban planning and the public sector.

What this course involves

In Geography, ākonga consider the question of "what is where, why there and why care" in relation to topics about te taiao, both here in Aotearoa and globally. Te taiao consists of all things that make up the surrounding environment. This includes natural features such as rivers, mountains and landforms, as well as the cultural features of people, buildings and infrastructure. Te taiao can exist at different scales and can be located wherever we place ourselves. Ākonga will learn to think spatially and to use maps, visual images, inquiry processes, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to obtain, analyse, and present information.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

No prior learning needed.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91932 Demonstrate understanding of the spatial distribution of a phenomenon and its impacts on place 3 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
91933 Explore an environment using data 3 5 Internal
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
91934 Demonstrate understanding of how natural processes shape an environment 3 5 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
91935 Demonstrate understanding of decision-making in response to a geographic challenge in the wider Pacific region 3 5 External
laLiteracy achievement standard