Level 1 Physical Geography Half Course

Course Description

Physical Geography studies how our world is formed.  It teaches us skills of observation and measurement as well as critical thinking.  Field work is an important part of Physical Geography.

 Specific themes studied include: 

- Coastal Erosion and measuring ocean processes.

- River Processes involving field work measuring a river.

- Landscapes e.g. Amazon Rainforest.  


Recommended Prior Learning


Course Costs and Equipment

1x 2B8 exercise book. Standard stationery requirements.
Field trip costs to be confirmed


Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Credit Information

You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.

Total Credits Available: 5 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91933 v2
Geography 1.2 - Explore te taiao using data
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 5
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 5


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.