L3 Geography - Full Year

The study of places and the relationship between people and their environments.

Course Overview

Geography is the study of places and the relationship between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of the Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time. Level 3 Geography provides an excellent foundation for senior school students in their final school year to better understand the world in which they live.


Level 3 Geography covers both the natural and cultural world:


  • Students will study a contemporary geographic issue which relates to the impacts of sea level rise in Bangladesh (Internal Assessment)

  • Students will study the global pattern of the distribution of financial wealth including location patterns, factors behind it and the social and economic effect it has had (Internal Assessment)

  • Students will gather geographic data (with a focus on spatial variations) to analyse contributing factors (Internal Assessment)
  • Students will apply geographic skills and concepts in a setting they are unfamiliar with (External Assessment)

The Teacher

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Kieran Parsons

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Kia ora, I teach Geography at Cromwell College where I also work as a Guidance Counsellor. I am passionate about Geography because it is an interdisciplinary subject that pulls together the physical sciences and arts in a way that helps students to understand the environmental and cultural forces shaping the world around them. Outside of school I musch of my time is dedicated to my family with children aged 4 and 6. I'm also passionate about the outdoors, particularly rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, tramping and biking.

Course Details

Gather and analyse geographic data
Explain responses to and possible solutions which relate to the issue deforestation in the Amazon Basin
Explain a global pattern including location patterns, factors
Learn & apply geographic skills and concepts

Social Sciences
Level 1 and Level 2 Geography is an advantage
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School Year
31 Jan 2024
20 Nov 2024

NCEA Level 3
Standard No * Standard title credit value Internal/External
91430 v2 Conduct geographic research with consultation 5 Internal
91431 v2 Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue 3 Internal
91432 v2 Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale 3 Internal
91429 v2 Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through selection and application of geographic concepts and skills 4 External
91426 v2 Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand Geographic environment 4 External
91427 v2 Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environment(s) 4 External
91428 v2 Analyse a significant contemporary event from a geographic perspective 3 Internal

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2 - 18

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Cromwell College
Cromwell College

Level (NCEA)

Yes - L3

Course Dates

31 Jan 2024

till 20 Nov 2024


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