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

Open Entry

Course Outline:

Year 11 students will learn about the built environment: urban street patterns, urban landscapes, the Christchurch Recovery Blueprint Plan, Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan and how cities change over time.  Case studies of the London and Chicago with a focus on gang-related homicide patterns in Chicago. Students will gain skills in: planning and implementing fieldwork, collaborating in teams, verbal and written communication through essay and report writing, discussions and presentations.

Field Trip: Research the built environments of Selwyn and Christchurch, including the Red Zone.

There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course which includes 3 literacy credits.

Students taking GEO101 need to have an interest in the interaction between people and their environment, how cities change over time and after natural events.


Where Does It Lead:

GEO101, Geography 201, Geography 301. 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 Connolly