Level 1 Geography (L1GEO)

What will I learn?

You will learn through field trips, listening to speakers, researching, creating posters and presentations, and class discussions.

What should I have done already?

You'll need an interest in the environment that you live in and how that is changing plus an inquisitive mind to discover where things happen in the world.

Assessment outline

Assessment is conducted through a variety of methods both written and oral. There are two internal assessments and two external assessments.


Assessment regulations

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards.  You will only be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can be fixed with no further teaching or  learning occurring (resubmission) that will bring your grade from a Not Achieved to Achieved.  Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standards.

The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.

It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA information.  

Where does this subject lead?

This subject leads to Level 2 Geography.  Geography is also valuable for careers such as tourism, resource planning, conservation, agriculture, local government, statistics, surveying and environmental studies.

Indicative costs

For all indicative course costs please see the course costs page.