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GEO1 Course Outline

Students enrolled in Level 1 Geography (GEO1) will use MyPortfolio for online learning.



Term 

Code

Achievement Standard Title 

NZQA Credits


Int/Ext

FAO

4

91007**

Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)


4

External

No

All Year 

*91010**

Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment


4

External

No

2

*91011**

Conduct geographic research, with direction

4

Internal

No

1

91009**

Demonstrate geographic understanding of the sustainable use of an environment


3

Internal

No

1

91013**

Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a

global scale


3

Internal

No

* Numeracy credits
** Literacy credits
What should I have already achieved?
You should have an interest in people and places and how they interact. 
What will I learn?
In Year 11 Geography you will learn about your place in the world. You will investigate how and why people change and use their environment and also the impact of changes to the environment on people. We will look at a variety of case studies and topics which may include the study of Pandemics, Extreme Natural Events e.g. Earthquakes /Tsunamis, Gold Mining, Sustainable Development, A Research Topic, Skills & Concepts, NZ and Global populations. 

Geography also involves learning outside of the classroom to support classroom learning with 2 field trips occurring per year. 
How will this course be assessed?
This course will be assessed using a combination of 3 internal assessments completed during the year and 2 external assessments. Assessments will require you to demonstrate your understanding of geographic concepts and use of geographic terminology in relation to case studies using graphs, maps, diagrams and written paragraph answers. 

This course offers 18 credits. 

It is expected that students complete ALL Assessments on time and to their highest abilities.
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
No. 

What are the 2017 course costs?

Geography Skills for NCEA Level One (2nd Edition) by Justin Peat - purchase from Office Max as identified on 2017 Stationary List or from the following link: https://www.officemax.co.nz/School-Supplies/Textbooks-Workbooks/Geography/Geography-Skills-Workbook-Level-1-Year-11-9780170368155-2922975

Workbook & Tools for this course (internal / external) include - 2B8 Book, 60-100 Black Plastic Folder, 16MG USB Memory Stick, Colouring Pencils, 30cm Ruler, 180 degree Protractor, Glue Stick, Sissors, Easer, Pens for writing as identified on 2017 Stationary List.

Geography Booklets $50.00 (paid directly to OSC Finance)

Field Trip (estimate only) $35 - $60.00 per student (1 Field Trips are plan for Level 1 Geography, cost subject to class numbers, bus rates).

Recommended Study Guides / Revision Booklet on past exams can be purchased from your local Bookstores.