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Level 1 Geography Half Course

Course Description

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Geography studies how humans interact with the Earth – it provides 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, human rights and poverty eradication, and sustainability. This course is four-periods per week.  

Topics Covered:

-Understanding natural or cultural processes around the world e.g. earthquakes, global happiness, cyclones

-Research methods and data collection to understand the geographic environment

Learning Areas:

Half Courses, Social Science

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.


Level 2 Geography

Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Survey Technician, Historian, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Surveyor, Fishing Skipper, Urban/Regional Planner, Emergency Management Officer, Meteorologist, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Driller, Geologist, Environmental Scientist, Environmental Engineer, Ranger, Landscape Architect, Geophysicist, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher

Course Costs and Equipment

$80, course-related equipment and field trips (dependent on numbers). Subject to change. 1x 2B8 exercise book. Standard stationery requirements.


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