GEO300

Level 3 Geography

Course Description

Level Three Geography

Geography 300 is an academic course designed to provide students with an understanding of human and physical geography topics, both within New Zealand and globally. The physical geography topics include interacting wind and wave processes on the coast and how these form the beach we see, and the global pattern of tropical coral reefs. Human geography topics include investigating whether we are using New Zealand land in the most effective ways, and the planning that goes into constructing and running a significant cultural event in New Zealand.  

Students will use geographic skills to analyse environments, complete geographic research, and look at a contemporary geographic issue. Geography 300 will develop research, essay writing and field work skills in students. This course has a substantial and compulsory field trip component.  Field trips are essential support for assessments in Geography.  All field trips will be free for students to attend.  

Students will find it beneficial to take History 300 or Business 300 alongside Geography 300.  Geography 300 has a prerequisite of 14 credits at Geography, History or Business Studies 200, or approval by the Head of Department.  

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 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
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
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
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
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
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 5

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

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.