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Geography

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
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For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Exodus 20:11

The Lord created the heavens. He is God. He formed the earth and made it. He set it firmly in place. He didn't create it to be empty. Instead, he formed it for people to live on. He says, "I am the Lord. There is no other Lord. Isaiah 45:18


Geography is the study of the earth's peoples, places, landscapes and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.

Geography is unique in bridging the Social Sciences (Human Geography) and the Natural Sciences (Physical Geography).

Geography observes social and physical processes in different places - recognising and explaining the variations in cultures, political systems, economies, landscapes and environments, and the links between them. As well as being a study of where places are and what they are like, Geography studies how and why they are changing.

There is always something new to research in Geography: new nation-states are created, natural disasters strike populated places, the world's climate changes. Having the ability to geographically analyse allows us to understand the world in which we live.

Computerised mapping and data analysis is known as spatial analysis or Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Together with Global Positioning System (GPS), it takes Geography into the future and ensures there will always be a place for Geographers.

Geographers...
  • plan new communities
  • decide where new highways should be placed
  • establish evacuation plans
  • forecast weather
  • make maps
  • manage the environment
  • use Global Positioning System (GPS)
Is Geography for you?
  1. Are you fascinated by the natural environment? Do you enjoy being out in the world studying landforms and researching the processes that have formed them? Are you a problem solver?
  2. Do you care about the future of the planet? Are you interested in green issues?
  3. Do you have a genuine interest in global affairs and a real passion to make a difference for people?
  4. Do you enjoy map work and using Google Earth?
Have you thought about studying Geography?

Year 11 Geography

At Year 11, the Hebron Christian College Geography programme is all about disasters - earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.
The course is made up of six achievement standards, comprising 21 credits in Level One Geography.

External assessments, assessed through the end of year NCEA exam
  • Geographic skills and concepts (4 credits)
  • Environments that have been shaped by extreme natural events, focussing on earthquakes (4 credits).
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In 2011 Hebron placed 3rd in the Auckland round of Maatangi Whenua!
Internal assessments, assessed during the year
  • Spatial analysis using Google Earth (3 credits)
  • Contemporary New Zealand Geographic issue (3 credits)
  • Global topic (3 credits)
  • Geographic research (4 credits)

Year 11 students also take part in the national Maatangi Whenua geography competition during Term 2.

Year 12 Geography

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Year 12 students collect research data in a leafy Auckland suburb.
 
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In 2011 Hebron Year 13 students placed 7th out of 30 schools at the Auckland Geography Quiz.
The focus of the Hebron Christian College Year 12 Geography programme is on Human Geography, specifically urban studies about Auckland and development studies about Tanzania.
The course is made up of six achievement standards, comprising 22 credits in Level Two Geography.

External assessments, assessed through the end of year NCEA exam
  • Geographic skills and concepts (4 credits)
  • Differences in development, particularly focussing on Tanzania (4 credits).
The focus on Tanzania is especially good for students who visit Tanzania through the school mission trip. Having been there puts them at an advantage over the many other Year 12 students who study this topic!

Internal assessments, assessed during the year
  • A contemporary geographic issue (3 credits)
  • A global geographic topic (3 credits)
  • An urban pattern (3 credits)
  • Geographic research (5 credits).

Year 12 and 13 students also take part in the Auckland geography quiz during Term 3.

 

Year 13 Geography


The Year 13 Geography programme at Hebron Christian College focusses on coastal, beach and ocean processes. The course is made up of five achievement standards, comprising 19 credits in Level Three Geography.
 
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Year 13 students investigate tourism infrastructure in Auckland.
External assessments, assessed through the end of year NCEA exam
  • Geographic skills and concepts (4 credits)
  • Coastal processes in New Zealand focussing on Muriwai Beach (4 credits)
Internal assessments, assessed during the year
  • A contemporary geographic issue (3 credits)
  • A global geographic topic (3 credits)
  • Geographic research (5 credits)
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