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.
Geography has many dimensions, two of which are emphasised in this syllabus:
- the ecological dimension considers how humans interact with environments
- the spatial dimension focuses on where things are, why they are there and how people interact differently with environments in different places.
Geographers investigate the opportunities for human activities, the constraints placed upon them and the impacts of these activities. The study of Geography allows students to perceive the world in a variety of ways and helps them make sense of a complex and changing world.
Studies in both physical and human geography provide an important information base on which students investigate contemporary geographical issues to explore why spatial and ecological differences exist, the importance of effective management and how they may take an active role in shaping future society. Clarifying, analysing, acquiring and judging values and attitudes allows students to respond to geographical issues, questions and problems.
The focus of this study is a geographical investigation of biophysical processes and how an understanding of these processes contributes to sustainable management.
The focus of this study is a geographical investigation of the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental challenges which are occurring at the global scale.
Senior Geography Project
The focus of this study is the nature of geographical inquiry and its application to a practical research project.
Ecosystems at Risk
The focus of this study is a geographical investigation of the functioning of ecosystems at risk, their management and protection.
The focus of this study is a geographical investigation of world cities, mega cities and the urban dynamics of large cities and urban localities.
People and Economic Activity
The focus of this study is a geographical investigation of economic activity integrating the local and global context.