GEOGRAPHY

Semester 1 
Semester 1 focuses on the physical Geography of the local environment whilst encouraging individual inquiry and development of individual geographical skills. Students learn to understand how Bushfires start and the effect fire has on natural environments. Students received instruction in a number of skill specific areas such as geographical surveying, map drafting, field sketching, data collection and analysis. Bushfires linked students to learning about the Australian Alpine region, as they proposed arguments for and against the importance of conservation of the endemic biodiversity. The final study of Semester 1 included data collection and analysis of local Waterways, examining the impact of humans on natural watercourses.

Semester 2
Geographies of interconnections focuses on investigating how people, through their choices and actions, are connected to places throughout the world in a wide variety of ways, and how these connections help to make and change places and their environments. Term 3 examines the War on Waste Australia is facing, as students collaboratively problem solve ways that transform the campus to be more sustainable. Term 4 studies the interconnection between information and communication technologies and the influence it has on the type and amount of products people buy.

ASSESSMENT:
1.  Group Projects/Reports 40%
2.  Module 20%
3.  Individual Geography Skills 40%

GEOGRAPHY PATHWAY AT GGS

Group 3 - Geography
Year 11 and 12 - IB

Geography
Year 11 and 12 - VCE

Geography
Year 10

Geography
Middle School - Years 5 to 8