NCEA Level 1 Geography
Level 1
Number of Credits: 22

Entry Recommendations: Open entry.

Course Outline: Geography aims to develop an understanding of people and their environment. Year 11 Geography begins to equip students with a broad base of knowledge about aspects of the world in which we live and with the skills of information processing and analysis that are important to many careers. Topics include a study of extreme natural events, an investigation into population concepts, a global geographic topic and national geographic issue.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Effective communication, including the presentation and interpretation of information in maps, graphs, models and written reports (Geographic spatial skills)
  • Problem solving – processing information to form conclusions
  • Understanding other people’s points of view, beliefs, cultures and perspectives
  • Research – collecting, presenting, analysing and evaluating information
  • Ability to work and learn collaboratively 

Course costs: A small fee may apply to local fieldwork outings.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Geography or IB Geography.

Assessment

AS 91007
Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural events
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
 
AS 91008
Demonstrate geographic understanding of population concepts
4 Credits
Literacy
Examination
 
AS 91010
Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given event
4 Credits
Numeracy
Examination
 
AS 91011
Conduct geographic research, with direction
4 Credits
Literacy/Numeracy
Field work and research report
Assessment Period - Term 1, March
AS 91012
Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 2, June-July
AS 91013
Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3 Credits
Literacy
Written assessment
Assessment Period - Term 3, September
Level 1 Geography