VCE | Geography

 
 
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Geography | Unit 1

OVERVIEW

Unit 1 Geography examines hazards and disasters. We look at the different types of hazards (biological, geological, hydro-meteorological and technological) and the criteria required to consider a hazard event a disaster. We examine two hazard types in detail and consider specific case studies of disaster events.

We also examine the responses to various disaster events and how these guide disaster response guidelines. We visit the town of Marysville for our fieldwork excursion and consider how it is recovering from the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

VCAA Geography Study Design


UNIT PREREQUISITES

N/A

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Characteristics of hazards

  • Response to hazards and disasters

UNIT ASSESSMENT

  • Fieldwork Report

  • Analysis of Geographical Data test

  • Structured Questions test

  • Examination.

PATHWAYS

Geographers are highly employable and have many options for their careers, such as: Diplomatic Service, Architecture, Property Management, Climatology, Meteorology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Education, Emergency Services, Cartography, Civil Aviation, Agriculture, Urban Planning, Tourism and Recreation.

 
 

 
 
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Geography | Unit 2

OVERVIEW

Unit 2 Geography examines tourism and the impacts of tourism on local communities. We consider the different types of tourism and the numbers and destinations of Australian travellers.

We examine four tourism case studies (two domestic, two international) and consider the positive and negative environmental and social impacts of tourism in these key destinations.

We undertake fieldwork activities at a significant tourism attraction in Victoria - this may involve an overnight stay.

VCAA Geography Study Design

UNIT PREREQUISITES

N/A

AREAS OF STUDY

  1. Characteristics of tourism

  2. Impact of tourism

UNIT ASSESSMENT

  • Fieldwork Report

  • Analysis of Geographical data test

  • Structured Questions test

  • Examination

PATHWAYS

Geographers are highly employable and have many options for their careers, such as: Diplomatic Service, Architecture, Property Management, Climatology, Meteorology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Education, Emergency Services, Cartography, Civil Aviation, Agriculture, Urban Planning, Tourism and Recreation.

 
 

 
 
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Geography | Units 3 + 4

OVERVIEW

In Unit 3 Geography we study Changing Land Use and Changing Land Cover. In the first part of the course we complete a fieldwork investigation in Melbourne, such as the Burwood Brickworks site or Skyrail in Carnegie. Following this we study the global land cover change processes of desertification, deforestation and melting glaciers and icesheets.

In Unit 4 we study human population, and consider the factors that influence ageing and growing populations, as well as population movement. We consider case studies from different countries, choosing locations with current population issues. Students in Geography say “Geography is relevant to all that goes on in the world and connects to so many other subjects!”

VCAA Geography Study Design

PREREQUISITES
There are no pre requisites for this subject.

Studying Unit 1 or 2 Geography is recommended.

 

AREAS OF STUDY

  1. Land use change

  2. Land cover change

  3. Population dynamics

  4. Population issues and challenges

UNIT ASSESSMENT

  • Unit 3 school assessed coursework (SACs) 25%

  • Unit 4 school assessed coursework (SACs) 25% |

  • Units 3 & 4 examination 50%

Fieldwork Report, Short answer Questions, Data Analysis tasks.

PATHWAYS

Geographers are highly employable and have many options for their careers, such as: Diplomatic Service, Architecture, Property Management, Climatology, Meteorology, Wildlife Management, Forestry, Education, Emergency Services, Cartography, Civil Aviation, Agriculture, Urban Planning, Tourism and Recreation.