Level 2 Geography

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned NCEA Level 1, or have HOF approval

This course expands on Level 1 Geography but remains open to those wishing to pick it up in Level 2.  

Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
This course covers:

- Natural Landscapes – South Island High Country

- Cultural Landscapes – Urban studies, including local and overseas examples

- Current New Zealand and overseas issues


Social Science


Level 3 Geography, Level 3 Tourism

Geography is a course that is helpful in careers such as a town planner, meteorologist, geo-scientist, surveyor, parks ranger, pilot, conservator, resource manager, teacher, forester, etc.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Field Trip: Three-day trip to Mt Cook National Park, staying two nights at Unwin Lodge. Optional flight over the glaciers.


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.