L2 Geography - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss A. Begley

Level 2 Geography - Semester A

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.

Students who should take this course should be curious about the world around them. Students will learn about local issues, perspectives as well as global topics.

Achievement Objectives

  1. 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. 
  2. Understand how people’s perceptions of and interactions with natural and cultural environments differ and have changed over time.

Values                                                 Skills

  • ecological sustainability               + Research

  • Diversity                                        + Managing self

  • Respect                                         + Using language, symbols and texts

Learning Contexts

  • Chicago
  • Pest management 
  • Deforestation


L2 Geography - Semester B, L3 Horticulture & Sustainability - Semester A, L3 Horticulture & Sustainability - Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

10 level 1 Literacy credits

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91241 v3 Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
A.S. 91245 v3 Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
A.S. 91246 v3 Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

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