GEOGRAPHY - Environmental change and management

Semester 1 ONLY


If you want to better understand the factors that impact our environment, then this is a course for you. You will start by developing your Geography skills and then explore our local coastal environments. Students visit 13th Beach, Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove to learn about the natural and human impacts that effect the three beaches. Following this coastal study, you will undertake a brief overview of weather systems. You will then use your understanding of weather systems to explore climate change and how weather patterns have changed as a result. You will evaluate both the positive and negative impacts of climate change on our environment. An uplifting part of this course is the focus on responses to climate change on both global and local scales. In keeping with the course’s theme of environmental challenges and the ocean you will study a unit on marine pollution, looking at the causes and solutions to plastics in our oceans. By doing this course you will get a good taste of both IB and VCE Geography.

1. Classwork (20%)
2. Assignment (20%)
3. Field Report (20%)
4. Examination (40%)


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