Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960500

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, and environmental protection and sustainability.   Field-trips will embed the skills and foundational knowledge of some of the topics studies. 

 Topics covered may include: 

  • Geographic patterns of crime in Chicago

  • Gold mining in the Coromandel and related threats to sustainability

  • A geographic perspective on Auckland’s transport issues (field trip using public transport around Auckland)  

  • The global HIV epidemic 

  • The inequalities of development in Tanzania 


Learning Areas:

Social Science


Level 3 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

1 x 2B8 exercise book.
Field trip costs TBC


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