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Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus

Great Lakes College, Tuncurry Campus

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In Geography, all Year groups begin their studies by targeting geographical skills combined with numeracy. This topic includes interpreting a variety of resources including tables, graphs, and maps with the application of specific geographical map reading skills.

In Years 7 and 8 students study Global Geography. Year 7 students study countries and continents, ecosystems such as coral reefs, and the relationships between people and environments. Year 8 study threatened habitats, the differences between rich and poor, globalisation and tourism through case studies of Madagascar and India.

In Years 9 & 10 studies focus upon Australian Geography. In Year 9 students learn about Australia's unique environments and communities and the natural hazards which affect Australian communities. In Year 10 students learn about Coastal Management and Land and Water Management. They also tudy Australia's Foreign links with our neighbours and the past steps and future of Australia's reconciliation with Indigenous Australian's.

All Year groups will also partake in a variety of fieldwork activities. Tasks include the evaluation of waste management, tourism, the impacts of climate on environments and a coastal management study. Through participation in these activities students will have the opportunity to work in groups to apply their learning and fieldwork skills. They will also use technology to record and analyse their results.

Students also have the opportunity to compete in the annual  National Geography Competition.