L3GEOG01

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Geography studies the Earth’s features and related human activity – it gives an understanding of people and places.  Geography helps us understand our own lives in a global world and the vital issues we face such as natural disasters, climatic change, resource dependency, diminishing food supply, human rights and poverty eradication, environmental protection and sustainability. A field trip will embed foundational knowledge and support the learning of some topics.

Topics Covered in Level 3 Geography include:

  • Issues of human trafficking

  • The pattern of maritime piracy

  • Coastal erosion impacting the local area

  • Geographic problem-solving


Course Costs and Equipment

1 x 2B8 exercise books.
$60 fieldtrip (subject to change)

Credit Information

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

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

This course offers the following optional standards, which will be agreed upon in consultation with your teacher.

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 0
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: 0
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: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

Applicants to New Zealand universities require 14 credits in three approved subjects. This course is an Approved Course for University Entrance

Disclaimer

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