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

Course Details

  • ATAR: Yes
  • NTCET Points: 
  • Cost: No

About the Subject

Through the study of Geography, students develop an understanding of the relationships between people, places, and environments. They appreciate the complexity of our world, the diversity of its environments, and the challenges and associated opportunities facing Australia and the world.


Students provide evidence of their learning through seven to nine assessments, including the external assessment component. Students undertake:

School-based AssessmentWeighting
Four Geographical Skills and Applications tasks 40%
One Fieldwork report 30%
External Assessment

Assessment Type 1: Geographical Skills and Applications (40%): This consists of four assessment tasks, ranging from reports, multimodal presentations, and broadsheets.

Assessment Type 2: Fieldwork (30%): This assessment task consists of a 2000 word report on an independently chosen topic. Fieldwork topics must have a geographical context, and be posed as a question or hypothesis. 

External Assessment

Students undertake one 2-hour written examination consisting of two sections. Section 1 focuses on geographical skills and Section 2 focuses on application of skills developed through the study of Topic 1 - Ecosystems and Topic 3 - Population Change.

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