Geography - Global Studies

LevelStage 2
Learning AreaHASS
SemesterFull Year
Pre-requisiteNone required
Additional CostsNone required
SACE Credits20

Who is this course for?

Any student is welcome in Stage 2 Geography. Students need to bring an interest in the world around them and be prepared to consider our responsibilities, locally, nationally and globally, to the world in which we live.

Stage 2 Geography requires common sense, communication skills and independent learning 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 challenging questions that contribute to being a better global citizen:

  • The world's population continues to get larger
  • We are using more and more resources
  • Increasingly natural environments are under threat from human activity
  • The rich world continues to get richer and the poor world poorer.

What are possible solutions that balance the needs of all?

You also have the opportunity to investigate a local issue through the Geographic Fieldwork. 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 fieldwork and 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%

The exam conducted by the SACE Board is a 2 hour exam, made up of 2 parts:

  • 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 & People and Population Change.


None required

Last updated: 29 July 2021