Stage 2

Geography

Assumed Knowledge

Nil.

Prerequisites

Students need literacy and ICT skills to access required resources​.

Focus Capabilities

Literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology, personal and social, critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding, intercultural understanding.

Related Subject
Subject Description

Geography is the study of place and the interrelationships between people and the environment. It is this special relationship between the biophysical world and people that is examined in depth. Using a range of fieldwork and spatial technology skills, place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale, and change will be identified, explored and analysed for geographical relationships and interdependencies. Global Positional Systems and other applications and skills will be applied and you will develop an understanding of population trends and movements, the growth and impact of globalisation and localisation, and global patterns of inequality.
 
Independent fieldwork on a topical, local or personal interest will be undertaken, with a primary focus on data collection techniques an inquiry techniques based in geographical analysis. ​
 
Themes and Topics:

  • The Transforming World: Field Work

  • Environmental Change

  • Social & Economic Change​

Course Fees

Nil.

Additional Costs

Fieldwork Excursion: approximately $20.00​.

Assessment Type 1:

Skills & Applications: 4 geographical skills and application tasks on Climate change, Globalisation, Transforming Global inequality and choice topic (oral, written and/or multimodal, 4000 words in total or 6 mins)​.

Assessment Type 2:

Fieldwork Report: Plan, organise, carry out fieldwork and complete an individual report (2000 words in total or 12 mins)​.

Assessment Type 3:

External Assessment: 2 hour exam. Part A: geographical skills. Part B: Application of skills​.

Assessment Type 4:

N/A

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