Birrong Girls High School

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Geography (Years 11 and 12)

Geography is an investigation of the world which provides an accurate description and interpretation of the varied character of the earth and its people. It is a key discipline through which students develop the ability to recognise and understand environmental change and the interactions which take place in our world.

The Preliminary course involves activities such as computerised weather mapping, analysing data, fieldwork, testing, measurement, Landsat imagery, soil testing and aerial photography. In Year 11 our students study the biophysical and human environments. The course involves learning about different Geography skills that help us understand the environment and how humans affect it and it affects humans. Students will undertake a Senior Geography Project which involves research and report writing.

The HSC course builds upon the Year 11 course and further studies man's physical and human environment. Topics include ecosystems at risk, urban place and people, economic development and resources.

 

Course Outline- Geography

Preliminary Course

HSC Course

  • Biophysical Interactions
  • Global Challenges
  • Senior Geography Project
  • Ecosystems at Risk
  • Urban Places
  • People and Economic Activity

 

For more information on the Geography curriculum, please visit:

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/pdf_doc/geography-st6-syl-from2010.pdf

 

The Social Science faculty provides students opportunities to enrich their knowledge and understanding via a range of excursions organised to supplement student learning in the classroom.

 

Students studying Geography may visit Cronulla Beach, Sydney Eye Tower, Bicentennial Park, Wullamara track, Georges River Field Studies Centre and Pyrmont-Ultimo.

 

Emphasis is on practical activities that assist in understanding the topics being learnt.

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