Course details for GGY315115 Geography

Learning AreaHumanities and Social Sciences
Available from01/01/2015
Available until31/12/2019
Size 15 credit points
Demonstrates TCE literacy standardYES
Demonstrates TCE numeracy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE ICT standardNO
Replaces the courseGGY315110
The study of geography draws on learners' curiosity and wonder about the diversity of the world's places and their peoples, cultures and environments. It enables learners to appreciate the complexity of our world and the diversity of its environments, economies and cultures. Learners can use this knowledge to promote a more sustainable way of life and awareness of social and spatial inequalities.

In the senior secondary years, geography provides a structured, disciplinary framework to investigate and analyse a range of challenges and associated opportunities facing Australia and the global community. These challenges include rapid change in biophysical environments, the sustainability of places, dealing with environmental risks and the consequences of international integration.

Geography as a discipline values imagination, creativity and speculation as modes of thought. It provides a systematic, integrative way of exploring, analysing and applying the concepts of place, space, environment, interconnection, sustainability, scale and change. The application of conceptual knowledge in the context of an inquiry, and the application of geographical skills, constitute 'thinking geographically' - a uniquely powerful way of viewing the world.

Through the study of Geography learners develop the ability to identify, evaluate and justify appropriate sustainable approaches to geographical issues, as well as skills in communication, investigation, analysis, numeracy, problem solving and decision-making. They will also have a much deeper understanding of the interconnections between places and the dynamic nature of the world in which they live.

Supporting documents

Geography Assessment Report 2016
(Updated Feb 7, 2017)
Geography Exam Paper 2016
(Updated Nov 25, 2016)
GGY315115 Geography Assessment Report (2015)
(Updated Feb 2, 2016)
Geography Exam Paper (2015)
(Updated Nov 27, 2015)

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