Geography NCEA Level 2



This subject leads to an approved UE course of study. Standards marked (N) may be used towards meeting the Level 1 Numeracy requirements. Standards marked (R/W) may be counted towards either(but not both) the Reading or the Writing credits for Literacy.


Successful completion of Year 11 Geography: 11GEO or 11GEC or CIE: 2 x B grades and 3 x C grades in 5 x IGCSE subjects. NCEA: 12 credits in each of 3 x Level 1 Achievement Standard subjects

Course Description:

Internal Standards: Students will investigate the spatial and temporal patterns of homicide in Chicago, the global impacts and significance of malaria around the world and they will undertake a research project focusing on the Tongariro Volcanic Centre. External Standards: Students will study the Amazon Basin and development. They will apply Geography concepts and skills in an examination setting.

Achievement Standards:

291240(R/W)Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment4ExternalCompulsory
291242(R/W)Geography 2.3 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development4ExternalCompulsory
291243Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment4ExternalCompulsory
291241Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern3InternalCompulsory
291244(N)Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance5InternalCompulsory
291246Geography 2.7 - Explain aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale3InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: