SOS203

Level 2 Mega Cities & Mountains (SOS203)

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Findlay

Mega Cities and Mountains


This Social Science course has a Geography focus. It will be assessed against the National Achievement Standards with credits gained towards NCEA Level 2. 

The course covers various geographic topics and concepts relating to Explaining Natural Environments and conducting Geographic Research at Tongariro National Park, Geographic concepts and Skills; and Urban patterns Geographic Issues and Global Patterns in Mega Cities

Students will attain their credits by a programme of internal and external assessment. 14 credits (8 Externally assessed).


 The fieldwork is based in Tongariro and Wellington. Costs TBC.


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2x 1B8, grid paper, coloured pencils
Field trip costs: approx. $45

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91240 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91241 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.2 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of an urban pattern
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

A.S. 91243 v2
NZQA Info
Geography 2.4 - Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
4
4
4
4
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91244 v3
NZQA Info
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 16
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 16
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 5