NCEA Level 2 Geography
Level 2
Number of Credits: up to 23

Entry Recommendations: Open entry. NCEA Level 1 Geography is recommended but not required.

Course Outline: This course is about our environment and the people who live in it.  The focus is on the environment, resource use, cultures, spatial patterns and issues relating to people’s interaction with one another from a local to international level. Both physical and human geographic topics are studied. Large natural environment, differences in development, global topics and geographic issues are covered in the course.  

Skills developed in the course:

  • Collection and analysis of information
  • Using information to solve problems
  • Clear reporting of facts and ideas
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • An understanding of the reasons for people’s decisions and actions
  • Geographic spatial skills

Course Costs: West Coast field trip expenses, $250.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 3 Geography.

Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.

AS 91240
Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91242
Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91243
Apply geographic concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91244
Conduct geographic research, with guidance
5 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Field work and research report
Assessment Period - Term 2, July
AS 91245
Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, May
AS 91246
Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, September
Level 2 Geography