Level 1 Geography
Geography focuses on the relationship between people and the environment. This is a practical, real-life course, which can lead on to Levels 2 and 3 Geography and Tourism. It is also a subject that opens further careers beyond school as well as university study.
What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This course covers:
- Geographic Issues
- Geographic Research
- Recreation and its Environmental Impacts
- Global Geographic Issues
- Extreme Natural Events (Earthquakes)
- Geographic Skills
Recommended Prior Learning
This course has no prerequisites; open entry to all.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
- Day trip along the course of the Ashley River (Ashley Gorge to Waikuku)
- Three-day trip to Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura
The field trips are likely to incur expenses, to be advised during the year.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it. Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.
The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.