Geography

SACE Code2GHY20
LevelStage 2
Learning AreaHASS
DurationYear
SemesterFull Year
Pre requisitenone required
Additional Costsnone required
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who want to be better global citizens. The course investigates the environmental issues that are facing Australia and the world and then attempts to develop possible solutions that balance the needs of all. Stage 2 Geography requires sound literacy and communication skills, independent learning skills and strong organisational skills. Students must be willing to spend at least five to six hours per week on the course learning requirements.


What will I learn

You will study the transforming world. In this unit, you will examine changes taking place across human and physical environments. This includes a focus on ecosystems and people, climate change, population trends, the impact of both globalisation and localisation, and transforming inequality across the world.

You will also undertake fieldwork in your local area. This will be on a topic of your own choice.

A Geography, one day workshop, will be held at Open Access College mid Term 1 to support the required level of mapping skills. Attendance is optional. However, you are strongly encouraged to attend.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment Type 1: Geographical Skills and Applications 40%

You will apply your geographical skills to examine geographical features, patterns and processes. You will complete four tasks that together total 4,000 words or equivalent in multimodal form.

Assessment Type 2: Fieldwork report 30%

You will undertake an individual field work in your local area and present a report, either a maximum of 2,000 words or a report in the multimodal form of equivalent length.

Assessment Type 3: Exam - Externally accessed 30%

Part A will focus on problem-solving by applying geographical skills to a range of written and visual material including maps. Part B will include open-ended questions about ecosystems and people and population change.

Pre requisite

none required

Last updated: 06 July 2018