HSIE – Geography

Geography

By Stage 6, you would have already learned a great deal about the world’s people and their environments. You will need to know the skills required for fieldwork and also have a scientific foundation of the biophysical environment and the implications of scientific processes on humans and the environment.

Aim

The aim of Geography Stage 6 is to enable students to study the spatial and ecological dimensions of biophysical and human phenomena in a changing world.

Geography provides a powerful context within which to develop general competencies considered essential for the achievement of effective, advanced thinking skills necessary for further education, work and everyday life. In the study of Geography Stage 6, you will learn how to investigate the opportunities for human activities, the constraints placed upon them and the impacts of these activities. The study of geography allows you to perceive the world in a variety of ways and helps you make sense of a complex and changing world.

   The studies in years 11 and 12 include biophysical interactions as well as people in their cultural, social, and political and economic contexts. As geographers, you will explore the spatial dimensions of environments examining linkages, flows, associations and patterns. Perceptions of the environment are also influenced by personal experience and information gained from the media and other information technology. These perceptions influence the way people interact with their surroundings affecting our use of resources, environmental management and our attitudes towards sustainability.

Preliminary Course

  • BIOPHYSICAL INTERACTIONS
  • GLOBAL CHALLENGES
  • SENIOR GEOGRAPHY PROJECT
  • ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK
  • URBAN PLACES
  • PEOPLE AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITY