L2 Geography - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Begley

Level 2 Geography - Amazon Basin - Semester B

What is Geography about?

Geography is the study of the environment as the home of people. It seeks to interpret the world and how it changes over time – past, present, and future.

It explores the relationships and connections between people and both natural and cultural environments.

Geography investigates the ways in which features are arranged on the earth’s surface. It describes and explains the patterns and processes that create them.

Students learn to think spatially and use maps, visual images and new technologies, including geographical information systems (GIS), to obtain, present and analyse information.

Why should students take this course?

The students who should take this course should be curious about the world around them. Students will learn about regeneration and the creation of the Amazon Basin along with research skills a geographer uses in the field.

What curriculum skills will students learn in this course?

Values                                                Skills

  • ecological sustainability                       + Research

  • Diversity                                               + Managing self

  • Respect                                                + Using language, symbols and texts

Achievement Objectives

  • Understand how the processes that shape natural and cultural environments change over time, vary in scale and from place to place, and create spatial patterns.
  • Understand how people’s perceptions of and interactions with natural and cultural environments differ and have changed over time.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

12 Level 1 Literacy credits


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 5 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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