Through the study of Geography, students develop an understanding of the spatial interrelationships between people, places, and environments.

Course details

  • Further study Stage 2 Geography (2GEOY)

About the subject

Students pose and seek answers to questions of what, where, who, why, how, and when, and evaluate responses. Geographers are concerned with describing place, identifying variations and similarities over the Earth’s surface, and explaining spatial associations. The discipline of geography deals with diverse environmental phenomena and human activities, including natural hazards, landforms, tourism, economic development, agriculture, and urban planning.

Geography students develop an understanding of how people interact with environments differently in different places and at different times, and of the opportunities and challenges for, and constraints on, such interactions. Students develop an appreciation of the interdependencies of physical and human environments and an understanding of geographical differences. Students come to understand the interconnections between environmental and human systems.

Geographers address the spatial dimensions of the Earth, critically analysing features, events, movements, and other phenomena. Students of Geography identify patterns and trends and explore and analyse geographical relationships and interdependencies. To critically analyse located features, spatial arrangements, and spatial relationships, students acquire and critically analyse field and other data, using a range of field and spatial technology skills.

An important component of geographical inquiry in the twenty-first century is awareness that people are dependent on increasingly threatened human and physical environments. Students use spatial technologies to investigate contemporary issues, and develop knowledge and skills that enable them to contribute to the sustainable use of the Earth’s physical and human environments.


Assessment at Stage 1 is school based. Students demonstrate evidence of their learning through the following tasks:

  • Folio
  • Sources analysis
  • Investigation.

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