GY3000 - Geography - NCEA Level 3 (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 geography course involves detailed study of natural processes, such as volcanism, and cultural processes, such as tourism development. The decision-making processes for obtaining resource planning consent are examined. Advanced research skills are developed through topics of the student’s choice that relate to environmental issues.

New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high-achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.

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
91426 Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91427 Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s) 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91428 Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91429 Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
CoConstruction and Infrastructure recommended standard
PrPrimary Industries recommended standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91430 Conduct geographic research with consultation 2 5 Internal
lnaLiteracy and numeracy achievement standard
UEnaUE numeracy achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91431 Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue 2 3 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
SoSocial and Community Services recommended standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91432 Analyse 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