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Geography

Two Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

Geography investigates the world to accurately describe and interpret its varied character. The two dimensions of geography emphasised in this course are:

  • the ecological dimension - how humans interact with environments, and
  • the spatial dimension - where things are, why they are there and how people interact differently with environments in different places.

The course examines a wide range of contemporary issues, both global and local. There is an emphasis on 'hands-on' learning; students are involved in fieldwork and conduct research, observing, questioning, and recording. Students must complete a senior geography project (SGP) in the Year 11 course and undertake 10 hours of fieldwork in both the Year 11 and Year 12 courses.

The study of geography provides a valuable foundation for a range of courses at university. It also assists students to prepare to be full and active participation as citizens and employment in areas such as environmental management, urban planning, community development, emergency management, research and teaching, National Park service.

Students should allow for excursion costs – particularly travel. About $50 per year is anticipated.

Further information is available on the Geography syllabus website.

Year 11

Course content:

  • biophysical interactions
  • global challenges
  • senior geography project.

Year 12 

Course content:

  • ecosystems at risk
  • urban places
  • people and economic activity.