Approx Cost:
Field Trips $150.00, Skills Notebook $25.00
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry.  Note: The Social (GES101) and Natural Geography (GEN101) courses both use similar standards so you cannot do both.

Course Outline:

This course is focused on Natural Geography.  This means exploring how natural processes shape the world and how people interact with these natural environments.  Some of the topics we cover include:

  • Research

Looking at a local river system and how it changes through the catchment.

  • Sustainable Use of an Environment

Is Dairying on the Canterbury Plains sustainable?

  • Global Study

Global weather - a look at el Nino and it's impacts for the whole planet.

  • Extreme natural events

We look at Cyclones and extreme storms or earthquakes.  How they happen, what are the results?  What it means for us?

 

 

 

Assessment:

This course includes 3 internal and 2 external Achievement Standards for a total of 18 credits.

Where Does It Lead:

Geography  in Years 12 and 13.  Careers in resource management, planning, surveying, demographics, travel.  University and polytechnic study.

For further information see:
Mr C Perry