Geography 


A year 13 field trip to Waihi beach

Geography simulates a sense of wonder about the world

  • Thinking Spatially
  • Processes that shape our world
  • Connections between people and places
     

Geography inspires students to help shape a better future

  • Investigate contemporary geographic issues and consider possible solutions
  • Explore the perspectives of different groups of people
     

Geography equips students with skills for the 21st century

  • Apply geographic learning outside of the classroom
  • Use maps, images, and emerging digital technologies to obtain, present and analyse information
  • Investigate at all scales, from the personal to the global
     

Employers value the wide-ranging computer, research, and analytical skills that geography students bring
to the market. When job-hunting, it's important to stress these skills you've gained from learning Geography.
(University of Waikato)

 

What we study

Year 11

Year 11 Geography builds on some of the knowledge and skills learnt in Years 9 and 10 Social Studies.

We examine an Extreme Natural Event and its consequences; we build an understanding of the significance of studying the Population in New Zealand and other parts of the world.

Geography students also learn how to use and apply a number of skills in a range of areas, including fieldtrips, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and research. They will also investigate a Contemporary Geographic Issue, a Global Study and the operation of Sustainability in an area.

A Year 11 visit to a trout hatchery

Year 12

Year 12 Geography builds on some of the knowledge and skills learnt in Year 11, but Year 11 is not a prerequisite.

We examine the Large Natural Environment of the Tongaririo Volcanic Centre; we also build an understanding of Auckland as an Urban Settlement, and Disparities of Development within Tanzania. These areas of study also follow on from the knowledge gained in Y11 Population Studies.

In Year 12, Geography students also learn how to use and apply a number of skills in a range of areas, including fieldtrips, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and research. They will also investigate a Contemporary Geographic Issue and a Global Study.

Year 13

Year 13, Geography builds on some of the knowledge and skills learnt in Years 11 and Year 12, but those are not prerequisites.

We examine the Natural Processes that operates in the Coastal Environment of Waihi Beach; we also build an understanding of the Cultural Process of Tourism in Rotorua.

In Year 13, Geography students also learn how to use and apply a number of skills in a range of areas, including Fieldtrips, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and Research.

They will also investigate a Contemporary Geographic Issue, a Global Study and the Role of Planning the Contemporary Event of New Zealand’s National Fieldays.

Scholarship level study is also available.

 

A Year 12 visit to Auckland