GY1000 - 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. Students 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

This is an introduction to geography and its basic skills and concepts. Students learn how people interact with their natural and cultural environments through studies of population concepts, sustainability and the effects of extreme natural events.

Students learn how to draw and interpret maps, as well as how to interpret a variety of information and data. There is a focus on both New Zealand and global issues, which develops research and observation skills and gives students the ability to take action and solve problems.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have a reasonable level of literacy.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91007 Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s) 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91008 Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts 3 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91009 Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment 3 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91010 Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment 2 4 External
naNumeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91011 Conduct geographic research, with direction 3 4 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91012 Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue 3 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91013 Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91014 Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard