Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Physical Geography Half Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960451

Recommended Prior Learning


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.  


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

Fishing Skipper, Emergency Management Officer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Driller, Geologist, Geophysicist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Career Consultant

Course Costs and Equipment

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


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