NCEA Level 3 Geography
Number of Credits: up to 23
Entry Recommendations: Open entry. Completion of Year 11 Geography and NCEA Level 2 Geography is an advantage.
Course Outline: As both a Science and Humanities based subject, Geography is a versatile course offering students broad knowledge and a range of essential academic and practical skills. 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.
A contemporary geographic issue and a global geographic topic will also be investigated.
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 if numbers and travel circumstances permit) $2,500 approximately.
Assessment: Components of this course will be selected from the following standards to suit individual learning needs.