Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 3 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, 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

Learning Areas:

Social Science

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 books.
$60 fieldtrip (subject to change)


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