13GEO

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Bryson

You will learn to:
• Muriwai Beach, why is it like it is? Analyse how processes such as wave erosion and long-shore drift operate and interact in coastal environments, with a focus on Muriwai Beach
• analyse how tourism development and its impacts have changed over time, with a focus on Rotorua
• conduct and present a geographic investigation on a geographic topic of your choice
• analyse how the planning and decision-making processes work and the important role that geography plays in making them successful
• Diamonds are forever? Or a girl’s best friend, what do they mean for people and the environment?
• Human trafficking – where does it occur and who are affected by it? Can it be stopped?
• analyse a global topic of your choice, your teacher will facilitate you, but whatever interests you, you can pursue further


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Approximately $350 for field work

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who have studied Geography at level 2 must have gained 14 credits to continue into level 3 Geography. Students can choose level 3 Geography if they have not previously studied Geography. In order to meet entry criteria they must have gained 14 Achievement Standard credits, in English, Classical Studies or History at level 2.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91432 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.7 - Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91431 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.6 - Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue
3
3
3
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91430 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.5 - Conduct geographic research with consultation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91428 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.3 - Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91426 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.