Approx Cost:
$50 for one field trip, Text Book $30
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Open Entry

Course Outline:

Year 11 students will learn how and why extreme natural events occur.  Students will gain skills in: planning and implementing fieldwork, collaborating in teams, using equipment, verbal and written communication through essay and report writing, discussions and presentations.

Students will be introduced to the ArcGIS spatial world and complete all maps and analysis using this Geographic Information System.  Student licences for ArcGIS are now available for all Geography students.

Field Trip: Research the Lyttelton volcano complex; Halswell Quarry, Sign of the Kiwi, Governors Bay and Gebbies Pass.

There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course which includes 4 literacy and numeracy credits.

Students taking 11GEOb need to have an interest in natural events and want to gain knowledge in being able to describe the processes that contribute to spectacular landscapes.

Where Does It Lead:

GEG101, GEO201, GEO301. Tertiary studies at University. A Geography degree leads to careers in public service, the tourism industry, companies dealing with geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), the police, local authorities, and in education.

For further information see:
Mr Gilpin/Mrs Maria Connolly