NCEA Level 3 Geography
Level 3
Number of Credits: up to 23

Entry Recommendations: Open entry. Completion of NCEA Level 1 and Level 2 Geography is an advantage.

Course Outline: This course investigates elements of our environment and the people who live within it. A variety of geography-specific skills, knowledge and concepts are developed in depth throughout including the study of coastal geomorphology, marine and cultural processes focussing on the Canterbury coastline. Students complete a field trip to local beaches as part of their study. The cultural process of tourism is also studied with a focus on the Gold Coast as a case study region.

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: Canterbury coastline field trips $20, Gold Coast field trip (optional) $2,500 approximately.

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

AS 91426
Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91427
Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91429
Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
Assessment Period - end of year examination
AS 91430
Conduct geographic research with consultation
5 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Field world and research report
Assessment Period - Term 1, April; Term 2, May
AS 91431
Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, June
AS 91432
Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, September
Level 3 Geography