L3GEO

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms T. Millanta

What will I learn and how will I learn?
The Level 3 Geography course is divided into two main areas of study. Natural Processes (Coasts) - where students will demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment. Case Study: Ahipara Beach Environment. Cultural Processes (Tourism) - where students will demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s). Case Study: Hawaii/Bali/Far North of New Zealand. Geography students are expected to complete a fieldwork component of their course. This will involve a trip in Term One. They will be expected to attend this trip. After they go outside the classroom, they will be assessed with an internal assessment. Students will definitely be expected to use the work they did in the field to help them with their assessment. Basic skills include mapping, visuals, graphing and tables.  Both basic and complex skills may be assessed.

Conditions of Assessment
Assessment is by Achievement Standards - four internally assessed throughout the year and three externally assessed at the end of the year (NCEA examination).

Submitting Internal Assessment
All assessments must be completed and submitted to the teacher on the due date. All work submitted following the date will only be eligible for an “ACHIEVED” grade (with an acceptable note); work after that date without an acceptable note will NOT be accepted. If a student cannot hand in an assessment on time they must advise their teacher as soon as possible beforehand.  Valid reasons for requesting an extension of time or a new assessment date are sickness (medical certificate or note from caregiver is required), Family trauma (note from relevant person required), or School sporting/cultural activity (a note from the teacher in charge of the activity). The final decision lies with the Faculty Leader and will be final. Students will need to fill in a Missed Assessment form - from intranet or student centre. It is the students' responsibility to inform their teacher of any school activities that will impede their ability to be in class especially in relation to tests or examinations. If they fail to do so, this will result in a Not Achieved grade being given. If they are absent for means beyond their control please refer to the above requirements.

Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
There will be an opportunity for reassessment for each internally assessed standard, where practical. However, this re- assessment opportunity will only be given to those who have completed the first assessment.


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is open.  However, attainment in Level 1 English is an advantage.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91426 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

A.S. 91427 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.2 - Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s)
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 5

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91429 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 4, Week: 5

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 3
Term: 1, Week: 5

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

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: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 3r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.